Five Summit CDS students will exhibit art in state shows

Group of Summit students who will have their artwork on display at state art shows

Students at The Summit Country Day School whose work will be on display at state art shows in March include, left to right, Jack Geers, Lilly Sievering, Benedict Domville, Annette LaLonde and Sebastian Swan.

Five students from The Summit Country Day School will have artwork showing at state art exhibitions in March. 

The Ohio Art Education Association sponsors the Youth Art Month Exhibit (YAM) and Young People’s Art Exhibit (YPAE) annually in March during Youth Art Month.  

Artwork created by Summit second grader Jack Geers, Mt. Lookout, and sixth grader Annette LaLonde, Indian Hill, will be on display at the YAM exhibit in the Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus from February 16 to March 23. From artwork submitted by teachers across Ohio, judges selected 130 pieces created by students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. A reception and awards ceremony recognizing the young artists will be held on March 2.   

Showing at the YPAE exhibit will be third grader Sebastian Swan, Amberley Village, and sixth graders Lilly Sievering, Loveland, and Benedict Domville, East Walnut Hills. Judges for this show selected 133 pieces created by Ohio students in kindergarten through eighth. The exhibit will be open from Feb. 16 to March 23 at the State Teachers Retirement Systems building in Columbus. The awards ceremony will be held in the exhibit space on March 2.  

“We are so excited to celebrate the artistic growth of our Summit artists,” said Mike Johnson, Lower and Middle School Director. “Art is one of our five pillars and something the school does with excellence. Our art teachers are gifted artists themselves and inspire in our students’ critical thinking, creativity and collaboration. The workplace of tomorrow will demand these skills so Jack, Annette, Sebastian, Lilly and Benedict will be up to the task.” 

The students study art at The Summit with Lower School Art Teacher Hilary Carvitti and Harold C. Schott Middle School art teachers Samantha England and Paula Yarnell.