• Special to the Leader & Times
The Baker Arts Center and the Community Bank of Liberal are pleased to announce this year’s Distinguished Merit Award Winners in the 22nd Annual Area High School Art Exhibit.
The eight recipients are: Jose Rios– Spearman for “My Life in America,” Stephanie Almeda – Guymon for her work “The Way I See It,” Max Bearce – Stanton County for “Minas Tirith,” Yesli Ochoa – Liberal for “Fluid Curls,” Katrina Artega – Turpin for “Black & White Study,” Cole Parks – Elkhart for “Grasping Eyes,” Octavio Arredondo – Sublette for “Wild in Nature,” and Alyssa Cedillo – Garden City for her “Study of Ann Cole.”
Community Bank of Liberal sponsored these awards which were $50 savings bonds presented to these talented students in recognition of their outstanding creativity.
The public is invited to stop by the center, located at 624 N. Pershing in Liberal, to view all the artwork that has been created by area art students throughout the school year.
This exhibit is now on display through March 29 for everyone to enjoy.
The reception for this exhibit will be from 2 to 4 p.m. March 20.
Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The Center is also open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays but closed on Sundays and Mondays.
This exhibit is funded in part by support from the Kansas Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.