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Wednesday March 15, 2017

An exhibit of artwork by 49 area elementary school students will be on display in Piedmont Arts’ Foster Gallery through March 31, 2017. 


The exhibit features work by students attending schools in Henry County, including John Redd Smith Elementary, Collinsville Primary, Rich Acres Elementary and G.W. Carver Elementary.

Director of Exhibitions Heidi Pinkston says exhibits in the Foster Gallery are an important part of the museum’s community programming. “The Foster Gallery is for the display of work by young artists,” she continued. “By showing student work at Piedmont Arts, we encourage young people to participate in the arts and give students’ friends and families the opportunity to experience the wealth of young talent we have in our area.” 

Students with work on display in Piedmont Arts’ Foster Gallery are:

John Redd Smith Elementary – Instructor Chris Frazier
Bryson Easley, William Stanley, Aliviah Fulcher, Persephone Fielding, Marcos Dominquez, Reagan Joyce, Ethan Duke, Konner Fulcher, Charity Whitfield 


Collinsville Primary – Instructor Chris Frazier
Roslynn Foddrell, Giselle Ambros Santiago, Colby Wylie, Hannah Hughes, Alexis Hernandez, Kortnei Gravely, Breannah Carter, Madison Ramiraz Miguel 

Rich Acres Elementary – Instructor Stacy Moody
Samiah Clark, Ayla Vega, Jade Preston, Makayla Rowe, Laiken Barnes, Sierra Manns, Hunter Amos, Jaden France, Alekzander Finley, Olivia Garcia-Mata, Vanessa Sanchez 

 G.W. Carver Elementary – Instructor Margaret Ann Woodall
Jadyn Adams, Peyton Harding, Lance Thompson, Mason Collins, Brooklyn Bryan, Madalynn Lester, Brianna Averette, Addison Smith, Juan Rivera Hernandez, Ailine Castro-Cruz, Eling Cheng, Grace Kellam-Robinson, Tabita Rueda Gorrochitegui, Jackson Shively, Tristan Decker, Haley Hopkins, Palin Gardner, Joshua Medina Espinosa, Gavin Moore, Bryce Shelton, Jackie Young

For over 25 years, Piedmont Arts' Foster Gallery has been generously curated by Charity League of Martinsville-Henry County. Piedmont Arts and Charity League believe that fostering an early exposure to the arts is critical for a well-rounded educational experience.


Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm. Admission to Piedmont Arts
 is always free of charge.


Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum in Martinsville, Virginia that inspires and engages the diverse Martinsville-Henry County community and surrounding areas through visual arts, performing arts and arts education. Piedmont Arts is a statewide partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Piedmont Arts programming is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more at www.PiedmontArts.org.

Tags: Henry County, Martinsville, Piedmont Arts