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Youth Art Month

Youth Art Month: Building Community Through Art

March 1 – March 31, 2018
Public Reception 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7
Featuring the art of area high school students from Stephens County, Comanche County and Cotton County

“Building Community Through Art” was the 2018 national theme for Youth Art Month in March and recognized at venues across the country.  A public reception, which includes refreshments, was held 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.  Wednesday, March 7.

For eight years, Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan has participated in the program, serving as an exhibition host for area high school art.
Participating schools this year are Duncan High School, Marlow High School, and FAME Academy, which includes students from Comanche, Walters and Ryan; and new to the show are Walters High School, Lawton Public Schools and Torah Meadow Homeschool.

“The Youth Art Month reception is always a fun time because the students get to see their work on display in a professional setting, and families, friends and teachers who attend demonstrate a support for the students and the arts,” said Leah Mulkey, CTHC’s Education Coordinator. “We hope to see many people from Duncan and the surrounding communities attend the reception.”

Paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, mosaics and photography are on display in this year’s show, which ends March 31. Several students have multiple entries.

Dalton Reid, a Duncan High School senior, is an intern at the Heritage Center this year through a school program and his art is in the show. He has entered his work in previous Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibits and is credited for helping install this year’s show as part of his internship.

Students in the 2018 YAM show are:

Duncan, seniors: Dalton Reid, Jazzi Dorn, Tyler Alley, Adolfo Barrientos, and Carlos Izaguirre; juniors: Lillian Rivas, Kara Nichols, Carlos Estrada, Emely Hernandez, Hali Long, Kaylee Brammer, Merelyn Avalos, Genesis Ojeda; sophomores: Cassie Gonzalez, Jadyn Seeberger, Araliz Ramirez, Stephanie Munoz, Geneva Burdine, Ryan Murrah and Elwin Avalos; freshman: Amber Armstrong, Nathan Hudson, Alexandra Wilson, Macy Prewett, Cheyanne Young, Cherokee Carroll, Jayson Ray, Braden Gregory, Lorelei Bridwell, Reece Walker, Madison Jarrett and Alyssa Standifer. Duncan AP Art students: Kara Whitt, Katy Whitt, Maci Alexander, Maddi, Summer Hesbrook, Lizzy Boyd, Hope Sprouse and Peyton Hopkins.

FAME Academy (unless noted, all from Comanche), seniors: Ryan Akers, Ariel Brown, Tailer Green, Seth Heavener, Alexa Holt, Ashley Parkhurst, Rayden Quinn (Walters); juniors: Noah Beck, Brayden Brackeen, Haley Clark, Kaylee Dalrymple, Brandy Gonzalez, Skyler Hunsucker, Allen Malaby, Rabeka Lokey, Dylan Mayberry, Jade Norton, Hayden Smith, Chance Taylor, Pedro Ugarte, Katy Roberts (Walters) and Kaylee Miller (Ryan); sophomores: Zebryn Kirkpatrick, Bacilio Torres and Marcus Renegar (Walters); freshman: Zachary Loyd.

Marlow, seniors: Alexis Nooner, Alexis Sherrell, Corina Adelsberger, Michael Floyd, Salbador Gonzalez, Shayna Woods, Paige Robertson, Dawson Huddleston, Sandra Coffman, Kathryn Burch,  Molly Coons, Alyssa Cox, Lexi Sherrell, Molly Koons, Hernan Gonzalez, Tanner Ladon, Shayna Woods; juniors: Andrew Brown, Isaac Davis, Mia Meshell, Lauren Sanders, Andrew Brown, Kayl Johnson, Jenna Keeler; sophomores: Jayden Absher, Brock Hilts, Kasen Smith, Tyler New, Trevor Hoover, Nathen Guthrie, Scarlett Battles, Alli Riddle, Sydney Blundell, Trinity Hatchet, Kale Baker, Colbey Calloway and Abby Kelly.

Torah Meadow Homeschool, freshman: Rainy Scott.

Lawton Public Schools, senior: Breanna Ward; junior, Audrina Lockwood; sophomore: February Barrett; freshmen: Bailee Palmer, November Lopez and Harley Austin.

Walters High School students are seniors, Dorothy Justis and Hunter Rast; juniors, Xavier McDonald and Chloe Ulm; and sophomores, Audrey Edwards, Ashton Spence, Braden Prewitt, and Jarika Estes.

There is no cost to the students or schools to participate, or to attend the public reception. Education programs at the Heritage Center attracted more than 10,000 students in 2017. Mulkey is the contact person for the annual show.

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is a National Day of the Cowboy “Cowboy Keeper Award” winner, Oklahoma’s Outstanding Attraction (OTIA Redbud) and a True West Top Ten Western Museum.