K-12 Student Art Returns to Tryon Palace Showcasing Local Talent

Free exhibit showing in Duffy Exhibition Gallery through March 24

Artwork by students from area schools is currently featured in the annual K-12 Student Art Show, presented by the Craven County Schools visual arts educators and held in the North Carolina History Center’s Duffy Exhibition Gallery through March 24. 

The show includes artwork by students from 15 Craven County elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools, as well as students from Epiphany School for Global Studies. 

“At Epiphany, art students are exposed to various two-dimensional mediums,” said art teacher Jodi Tomboulian. “These include drawing, printmaking and painting … and an array of three-dimensional mediums. Many projects have been inspired by International Peace Day, the need to help promote the plight of endangered animals, the international water crisis, study of various world cultures, global school trips and interdisciplinary connections.” 

“As teachers, we help the student discover their abilities and the understanding of art, as well as how art plays an important role in shaping our past and developing our future,” added Dawn Pollock, art teacher at New Bern High School. “Art classes in the school system nurture the importance of the individual and the student’s ability to be a strong thinker, problem solver and creator.”

The free exhibit will remain installed in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery through March 24, and include a reception held March 13 as part of the Craven Arts Council and Gallery’s monthly ArtWalk. A portion of the artwork is also displayed at the Craven Arts Council and Gallery through March 31.