Paragon National Bank will display art from St. Louis Catholic School in its Saddle Creek branch (7600 Poplar Avenue) throughout November. Paragon partnered with the school’s art teacher, Robin Durden, to display artwork by 11 fifth grade students and ten junior high students. St. Louis Catholic School, located in East Memphis, serves students in preschool through eighth grade.
“It’s wonderful to walk into our bank lobby and see the students’ artwork hanging on our walls,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon. “These students are so talented and truly deserve to have their work recognized.”
The fifth grade students created artwork inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” series. The students drew sunflowers from observation, using oil pastels to add color and texture. The imaginative work was created by Alexis Connor, Zoie Couch, Erich DeWane, Caroline Evangelisti, Jackson Lyons, Sarah Grace Price, Hughes Raiford, Geno Spiotta, Spencer Stalnaker, Nick Tooley and Jeni Grace Wolbrecht.
The ten junior high students’ artwork consists of fall still life pieces, which were created by mixing and overlaying new colors using watercolor paints. The vibrant work was created by Eleanor Atkinson, Catherine Broughton, Caroline Conrad, Drew Hendrix, Nate Huettel, Reid Lanigan, Lauren Lewis, William Newsom, Hannah Shelton and William Thiel.