Kentucky Derby Museum opens annual student art show Horsing Around with Art: A Student’s View of the Sport of Kings, presented by CSS Mechanical
More than 30 Louisville Metro public, private and parochial schools submitted artwork
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan.12, 2016) – Hundreds of pieces of extraordinary student artwork will be on display beginning Monday, January 16th for the Kentucky Derby Museum’s 31st annual Horsing Around with Art: A Student’s view of the Sport of Kings art competition, presented by CSS Mechanical.
The competition is open to students in grades 1-12 from Louisville Metro public, private or parochial schools and showcases the student’s take on the Kentucky Derby in different artistic style, media and form. This year, more than 30 schools submitted over 200 pieces of artwork for the competition.
“We are excited to continue the tradition of this competition for 31 years, giving us a chance to support and celebrate art in our local schools,” Kentucky Derby Museum President Patrick Armstrong said. “The level of talent displayed in each piece of artwork we receive is astounding.”
“CSS Mechanical is proud to partner with the Kentucky Derby Museum for this exhibition, supporting talented, young artists in our community,” Brad Faulkner, President and CEO of CSS Mechanical said. “We are honored to help showcase and reward the participating students.”
The 2017 Horsing Around With Art: A Student’s View of the Sport of Kings runs January 16 through February 12 in the Museum’s Matt Winn Gallery.
One Grand Prize winner, whose work is judged to best “capture the spirit of the Kentucky Derby”, will take home six tickets to Kentucky Derby 143 and will have their artwork on display at the Kentucky Derby Museum for one year. Other prizes include a private tour Hermitage Farm, a working Thoroughbred farm, a chance to experience Churchill Downs Racetrack’s backside during the first morning of Derby Week and high quality art supplies. A total of $6,000 in quality art supplies will be awarded to winning schools’ art departments.
A panel of judges will select winners in several categories of distinctive and divisional awards. All winners and exhibiting students will be recognized in a special ceremony at the Kentucky Derby Museum on February 7th.
For more information on Horsing Around With Art, visit here.
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