Paragon National Bank is currently showcasing artwork by students from St. Louis Catholic School for the public to preview at its Saddle Creek location (7600 Poplar Avenue) until April 30. The bank worked with the school’s art teacher, Robin Durden, to select and display artwork by 11 third grade students and ten junior high students. St. Louis is the seventh local school art exhibit that Paragon has hosted during the 2013-2014 school year.
“Showcasing artwork created by gifted, local artists has been such a treat for our company,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon National Bank. “Each year, we continue to be inspired by the talent these exceptional young students have and are thrilled to feature that of St. Louis School during the month of April.”
The third grade student artwork that’s currently on display features drawings of each student’s stuffed animal from observation. During this project, students learned how to mix new colors and how to layer oil pastels. The junior high students created artwork inspired by Austrian artist and architect, Wundertwasser. The students created a tree with repeated patterns and bright colors, similar to what one would find on Wundertwasser’s paintings and architectural pieces, using watercolor pencils.
The work was created by Finley Carney, Lindsey Crossnine, Anne Grimes, Mary Grimes, Charlie Hately, Melissa O’Neill, Hana Roberts, Mia Soefker, Anna Kate Wade, Ava Wendt and Audrey Zweig in third grade; and Karen Benedict, Sophie Cervetti, Raymond Fracchia, Mason Hall, Garret Knot, William Newsom, Franco Nayan, Anna Sloka and Emily Wilson in junior high.