Paragon National Bank recently held its eighth art opening reception for St. Agnes Academy’s senior art students in Janis McCarty’s class. The reception was hosted on March 5 at the bank’s Fountain Place location and showcased nine students’ artwork, which will remain on display throughout the banking center until March 31.
“The extremely talented St. Agnes students always impress us with their artistic aptitude and this class was no exception,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon. “We always look forward to hosting this special event for the artists and I hope they enjoyed seeing their work prominently displayed in our banking center.”
This year’s art exhibit showcased work from students Claudia Bursi, Bailey Cash, Kerrie Chaliff, Hannah Conrad, Hailey Dick, Zoe Harrison, Savannah Mitchell, Elizabeth Pettit and Ellen Whelan. During the reception, the artists, along with their family, friends and school officials, viewed the artwork on display as they enjoyed refreshments provided by the bank.
Over the last year, Paragon has expanded its effort to showcase young artists from the Memphis community by displaying art from several local schools in its Saddle Creek banking center. Previous art installations during the 2012 – 2013 school year featured work from students at Bodine School, Dogwood Elementary School, Houston Middle School, St. Louis Catholic School and Woodland Presbyterian School.