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Paragon Displays St. Louis Catholic School Student Artwork in Its Saddle Creek Location


Paragon Bank is hosting artwork by elementary and junior high students from St. Louis Catholic School throughout April in its Saddle Creek banking center (7600 Poplar Avenue). The bank worked with St. Louis Catholic School art teacher Robin Durden to display pieces by 13 fourth grade students and 11 junior high students.

“We are always inspired by the talent of these young students, and it’s a pleasure for our employees and customers to view their great work,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Bank. “We have enjoyed working with St. Louis School for many years, and we continually look forward to the annual showcase.”

This year, the art pieces are separated into two different categories, one for fourth grade students and the other for junior high students. The fourth grade students recently learned about Georgia O’Keeffe and her flower paintings. They primarily drew iris flowers and completed the pictures with a watercolor background after studying how to mix colors using oil pastels. Junior high students gained inspiration from the art movement known as Fauve, created and named by Henri Matisse in the early 20th century. They used this knowledge to depict landscapes using simple shapes, complementary colors and contrasting warm and cool colors.

The artwork was created by Will Brownlee, Finley Carney, Savannah Cook, Lindsey Crossnine, Anne Grimes, Mckinley Kee, McKenzie Patterson, Ellie Reynolds, Katie Skinner, Mia Sofker, Ava Trainor, Anna Kate Wade and Cooper Williams in fourth grade; and Karen Benedict, Allison Bryant, Graciela Cabrero, Catie Grusin, Claire John, Gracie Kitchens, Jackson Lyons, Hughes Raiford, Brittain Ross, Layton Scarbrough and Geno Spiotta in junior high.

About St. Louis Catholic School

With more than 50 years of academic excellence and faith-based teaching, St. Louis Catholic School has served the community tirelessly. Beginning as a neighborhood parish school, St. Louis has been grounded in the community from its inception in 1957. Nearly 58 years later, St. Louis is one of the premier parish elementary schools in Memphis. For more information on St. Louis Catholic School, contact Melinda Bryant at (901) 255-1900 or mbryant@stlouismemphis.org.


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