Thackston wins state art award


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Teigan Thackston pauses for a photo with her state award-winning artwork, a sculpture titled “Pan.”


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Fairfield High School sophomore Teigan Thackston was recently honored at the Ohio Athenaeum as one of the top 300 art exhibits shown in the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.

The exhibition is the largest art show in the state of Ohio for high school students.

This year, there were 11,500 pieces entered across the state. Regional judging took place March 4. There are currently 15 regional sites, with one currently showing at Amanda Clear Creek.

At the regional level, there were five artists and seven artworks selected to compete at the state level against 2,500 artworks from across the state.

Those artists include Teigan Thackston with two artworks; Hannah Putnam with two artworks; Caitlyn Melson with one artwork; Emily Williams with one artwork and Hannah Purdin with one artwork.

The state show is held at Hilliard Davidson High School. From those pieces, 300 are selected to be displayed at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus, Ohio.

The exhibition is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The exhibit runs from Monday, April 23 until Thursday, May 18.

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Teigan Thackston pauses for a photo with her state award-winning artwork, a sculpture titled “Pan.”
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/04/web1_Teigan-Thackston-State-Art-Winner.jpgTeigan Thackston pauses for a photo with her state award-winning artwork, a sculpture titled “Pan.” Submitted photo

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