First Lady of La. announces new student artwork to be featured at Governor's Mansion

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:00pm

As a part of the Jindal family’s initiative to feature young artists, Louisiana’s First Lady Supriya Jindal announced today that winning art pieces from the Louisiana Art Education Association's (LAEA) 2012 Youth Art Month Flag design contest as well as pieces from the Governor’s Office of Disabilities Affairs Inclusive Art Show contest are on display in the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion for the month of August.

First Lady Supriya Jindal said, “I am excited to announce we will be displaying winning pieces in the Governor's Mansion from two art contests: the winners of the Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs Inclusive Art Show contest and the LAEA Youth Art Month Flag Design competition. Through their brightly colored art, the imaginations of our young artists are sure to impress all who visit. The children have truly done a wonderful job expressing their creativity and love for Louisiana.”

FEATURED ARTISTS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST:

Emily Bolder— 3rd Grade
University Lab School, Baton Rouge

Ethan Thibodeaux—12th Grade
Tchefuncte Middle School, Covington

Danielle Reed—12th Grade
Avoyelles Public Charter School, Mansura

Rebecca Maples—11th Grade
Denham Springs High School, Denham Springs

Nathan McGrath—5th Grade
Westwood Elementary School, Westlake

Joshua Bluain—2nd Grade
Southeastern Lab School, Hammond

Anna Grace Branch—2nd Grade
Pontchartrain Elementary School, Mandeville

Clara Lee—2nd Grade
Southeastern Lab School, Hammond

Beau Domingue—2nd Grade
Southeastern Lab School, Hammond

Kaeleigh Villarreal – 5th Grade
St. John School, Lake Charles

Jessica Roberts – 5th Grade
St. John School, Lake Charles

Kennedy Thibodeaux – 5th Grade
St. John School, Lake Charles

In 2008, the Jindal family dedicated a wall in the rotunda of the Governor’s Mansion to children’s artwork. Every month a new group of art is displayed to pay tribute to Louisiana’s young artists.

This month, the Mansion is showcasing winners from the Louisiana Art Education Association Youth Art Month Flag Design contest and the Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs Inclusive Art Show contest. The Louisiana Art Education Association promotes youth participation in art, and encourages students to bring life to things learned in the classroom via creative expression. The Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs Inclusive Art Show contest is, themed ‘The World Would Be a Better Place If…’ focuses on bringing greater awareness to the importance of inclusion in today’s society.

 

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