Paragon National Bank is currently displaying several art pieces from students at the Evangelical Christian School (ECS) Forest Hill campus. The artwork will be featured in Paragon’s Saddle Creek banking center (7600 Poplar Avenue) throughout the month of November. With locations in Germantown, Cordova and Memphis, ECS serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade and is the third student art installation Paragon has hosted during the 2013-2014 school year.
“We’re excited to showcase artwork from the Evangelical Christian School students in our Saddle Creek lobby,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon National Bank. “This is the second consecutive year Paragon has hosted monthly student art exhibits and we really enjoy giving students the opportunity to have their work on public display.”
Paragon worked with ECS art teacher Anne Smith to select and display artwork created by 28 students in the first grade and 14 students in the fifth grade. The first grade students’ artwork was inspired by Shel Silverstein’s book “The Giving Tree” and Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser served as the influence for the fifth grade students.
The artwork from the first grade was created by William Bauer, Ava Becker, Hallie Brown, Carrington Clay, Sarah Grace Clinton, Lucas Cox, Lily Curtright, Addy Davis, Josie Davis, Whit Dean, Grant Evans, Joseph Hamilton, Lily Higginbotham, Lucy Holton, Ava Howell, JoJo Lei, Emily McAdams, Lily Brooks O’Briant, Campbell Pallera, Elaine Parker, Kade Reavis, Natalie Regel, Nash Rendall, Bella Da Silva, Sarah Bonner Sink, Rachel Slater, Emma Tetleton and Claire Todd.
Participating fifth graders include Breanna Coleman, Lindsey Davis, Ashley Galloway, Heather Galloway, Luke Harris, Becca Ikle, Anna Grace King, Kanny Kumtor, Sarah Liles, Matthew Lindsey, Warner McCrary, Ethan Perkins, Eli Sherwood and Kinsey Wilson.