RMS students show talent at art show
By Macy Reeves
For the FCT
Russellville Middle School art teacher Nancy Meeks and her students hosted their annual art show in the RMS media center May 12. The students chose at least one art piece each to go in the show from the year.
Students, faculty and parents alike got a chance to meander through the displays admiring each work of art. Awards were presented to the top pieces, including RMS awards as well as best-in-category awards that were sponsored by the Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council.
“The variety of the art is astounding to me. What these middle school students have been able to do is just impressive. I think they’re very talented, and they displayed their talents very well in their renderings in the art that they picked out,” said Karen Thorn, principal at RMS.
The students at RMS created art that exhibits tremendous ability by anyone’s standards. Of course, parents were especially impressed with their children’s talents.
“I’m impressed with the talent that the students have displayed. Mrs. Meeks has done a wonderful job helping the students develop their artistic abilities,” said Kevin Strickland, whose daughter had art in the show.
“The kids are creative, and they are getting into it. I’m glad because some of the kids need other distractions instead of just being stuck in school,” said Marie Alfaro, whose daughter entered a vase into the art show.