Elizabeth "Izzy" Hankins, a junior at Maumelle High School, was chosen to participate in this year’s Governor's Young Artist Competition and the exhibit started on April 1 with a reception and awards recognition ceremony this Saturday, April 24, at the governor’s mansion.
Hankins was one of 58 students from across the state chosen with a total of 61 pieces of art that are on display.
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"I feel overwhelmed with the excitement of my art being chosen as one of the representatives for Maumelle High School,” Hankins said. “I want to thank my art teacher and the Governor's Young Artist Competition for this opportunity."
Her submission, a watercolor painting titled "Life and Decay”, was selected.
"The leaves changing throughout the year and the changing of the seasons is a nice visualization of the passage of time in one's life," Hankins said. "There is a beauty in the life and decay of each leaf as it goes through its journey with the tree.”
The theme of this year’s competition was, "Dear America...Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."