Fifteen students were presented with special awards at the closing reception and awards of the Hannibal Arts Council's Young Masters exhibit

Fifteen students were presented with special awards at the closing reception and awards of the Hannibal Arts Council’s Young Masters exhibit.

Young Masters featured selected works by fifth and eighth grade students in Hannibal’s public and parochial schools as well as students participating in Hannibal High School art department art classes. The exhibit was sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Council, Hannibal Pirate Family Foundation, George H. Riedel Private Foundation, General Mills Hometown Grantmaking Program and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Chosen for Young Master Select awards from the fifth-grade entries were: architectural drawing by Lawson Rickey (Eugene Field/Instructor — Michele Dent-Juarez); paper mache elephant sculpture by Zane Lomax (Holy Family, Instructor — Shelly Lowe); color pencil drawing by Abbie Green (Mark Twain, Instructor — Cassie Sullivan); value painting by Madison Leake (Oakwood, Instructor — Amber Larenson); sumi ink painting by Cadance Tallman (Stowell, Instructor — Stephen Schisler); and mixed media portrait by Syia Littlejohn (Veterans, Instructor — Tara Lewton).

Chosen for Young Masters Selects awards from the eighth-grade entries were: pastel drawing by Landin Riley and graphite drawing by Braden Niemeyer (Hannibal Middle School, Instructor — Jennifer Kitzmiller); pointillism/scratchboard drawing by Brock Wiley and pointillism drawing by Nora Hark (Holy Family, Instructor — Shelly Lowe).

Hannibal High School entries selected were: organic clay sculpture by Lily Brewer; oil pastel by Claire Thomas; oil pastel life drawing by Kyleigh Gibbs; watercolor by Khloee Hinton; and oil painting by Josie Zeiger (HHS — Instructors James Zimmerman, Lisa Wiese and Christina Strode). Other awards for students participating in HHS Art Department courses were also presented by HHS art instructors. Those winners were announced separately.