Local 8th grader wins top Ohio art award


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Indian Lake 8th grader Cheyenne Hill poses with her award beside her state-winning work of art, Color Theory Zentangle City.

Indian Lake 8th grader Cheyenne Hill poses with her award beside her state-winning work of art, Color Theory Zentangle City.


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An Indian Lake Middle School student artist claimed the highest accolade for junior high art in Ohio.

Eighth grader Cheyenne Hill was named the State Middle School Winner for Artistic Excellence in the 2018 Ohio Art Education Association Youth Art Month and The Young People’s Art Exhibition Contest for her Color Theory Zentangle City work of art. The awards ceremony took place March 3 at the Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus.

Cheyenne was surprised to win the prestigious award.

“Art is a favorite hobby. I like my class and I’ve done some 4-H projects involving art,” she said. “I really liked doing the zentangle design. Even though it took a lot of time, it came out really cool.”

Her work, along with 130 other pieces from the nine regions of the state that represent the Ohio Art Education Association, is on display until March 16 during normal business hours at the Rhodes State Office Tower.

The Young People’s Art Exhibition Contest is sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association and Sargent Art. Cheyenne’s work was submitted by ILMS Art Educator Rebecca Dotson and was matted by Rick Fuller of Framing by Fuller from Huntsville.

In addition to art, Cheyenne is active in band, volleyball, basketball, track, Student Council and Builders Club at ILMS.

Indian Lake 8th grader Cheyenne Hill poses with her award beside her state-winning work of art, Color Theory Zentangle City.
https://www.weeklycurrents.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2018/03/web1_Web-5.jpgIndian Lake 8th grader Cheyenne Hill poses with her award beside her state-winning work of art, Color Theory Zentangle City. Submitted photo

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Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.

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