Little Hawkeye Conference celebrates art

By Sierra Pleima/

Out of all the art students at Pella Christian, nine traveled to Oskaloosa on April 3 to celebrate with other schools in the Little Hawkeye Art Conference. Of the 22 entries from Pella Christian, seven students placed for their artwork.

The students brought their own art pieces to be separated into categories and judged. Each category was awarded a first, second, and third place ribbon. The judge of the Little Hawkeye Art Competition expanded on each of the artworks that placed, pointing out the artists’ strong points and areas of improvement.

The day was filled with activities to keep the students busy while their art was being judged. Painting recycling bins to encourage the Oskaloosa public to recycle was one of the activities. On the bins, students used abstract art to draw attention to recycling. The trip also included a bus tour of the sculptures around the town of Oskaloosa.

The students enjoyed fellowship with other artists and caught a glimpse of the creativity of surrounding schools. “While the art competition is a big part of the event, the atmosphere has always been celebratory. Teachers and students gather around their mutual love of art and creativity,” said art teacher Joe Hoksbergen.

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