Art Contest Winner
Axton Elementary School student Josue Navarro received top honors for his artwork at the Virginia School Boards Association's (VSBA) Blue Ridge Regional Forum recently held at Spencer-Penn Centre.
"The title of the project was cubism self-portraits. The style of the project is based on the cubism style of Pablo Picasso. The students were shown images of Picasso's work and studied how cubism combines multiple viewpoints of an object into a single image. Each student had to design an original abstract background using a combination of lines, shapes, patterns and multiple colors. Josue used marker in his self-portrait and what was very impressive was the way he filled in the color. He took his time and meticulously colored in the same direction for each part of the image," said Mr. Joshua Kendall, art teacher.
The VSBA Regional Art Contest was started in 1989 to promote the artistic talents of Virginia's public school students. For each of the nine VSBA regions, a winner is chosen for the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The winning art is framed and displayed in the offices of the VSBA in Charlottesville and Richmond offices of State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
"Josue is not only a fine artist but an excellent student. He strives for perfection in all his endeavors. I am very proud of him," said Mrs. Jo Ellen Hylton, principal. Josue is a fifth grade student and his parents are Alejandro and Azvcena Navarro.