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Frederick Douglass student named winner of 30th Lexington Sister Cities Young Artist Competition

‘Diplomacy,’ by Rose Linn

Rose Linn of Frederick Douglass High School is the 2018 winner of the Lexington Sister Cities Young Artist Competition, whose theme was “The Art of Diplomacy.” The annual contest, which is open to all Lexington students age 13-18, is sponsored by Central Bank and the John G. Irvin Galleries, as well as Lexington Sister Cities Commission.

Rose Linn

Rose’s piece, “Diplomacy,” was done on sketch paper with colored pencil, pencil, and Sharpie. “Hand-shaking was an international symbol of diplomacy and peace and, by putting the flags of the world on it in an artful way, I was representing the art of diplomacy,” she explained.

Second place went to Aurionne Beck of Douglass for “One Love,” and third place to Anya Hartman of Lafayette High School for “Synched Up.” Carmen Coleman of Bryan Station High School received honorable mention for “Shine Your Eyes.” The prizes were $250, $150, $100 and $50, respectively. The winning art teacher, Rebecca Banks of Douglass, received $250 from Lexington Sister Cities for classroom supplies.

This year’s contest drew 22 entries from five schools. All the pieces will be on exhibit at the Central Bank Gallery through Jan. 26. In addition, Rose’s artwork will be submitted for the worldwide Sister Cities International Competition at the annual conference in Aurora, Colorado, in early August.

View the Online gallery of the 2018 Lexington Sister Cities Young Artist Competition

From Fayette County Public Schools

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