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Jouett Elementary student represents Louisa at Youth Art Month Exhibition

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:00 am

Meghan Hamm, president of the Central Region of the Virginia Art Education Association, presents Avery with a framed copy of the program with her artwork.

A first grade student at Jouett Elementary, Avery Harpster, and her artwork were featured in a Youth Art Month Exhibition at SunTrust bank in Richmond on March 15.

The show, which is presented by SunTrust Bank and Central Region of the Virginia Art Education Association, features student artwork from across Central Virginia. Avery’s piece, “Matisse Apple Still Life” was done with her art teacher, Hope Suzuki.

Students studied the artist Matisse and then created their own brightly colored paintings. Louisa County was asked to submit a piece that would be featured on the show’s program in representation of the Central Region of Virginia. Avery’s painting was chosen by the Louisa County art teachers to be the featured artwork. She was honored and presented with a framed gift during the show’s opening night reception.

Avery brought along her whole family, including her parents Doug and Staci Harpster, her little sister Madison, her grandparents Doug and Becky Harpster and her aunt Kristen Harpster, to the opening reception.

The show will be up throughout the month of March and is located at 919 E. Main Street, Richmond, Virginia at SunTrust Bank.


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