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Work Of PHS Artists In Congressional Invitational Exhibition

Work Of PHS Artists In Congressional Invitational Exhibition

The art of five Perkins High School students has been chosen as part of the 41st Annual Ninth Congressional District Invitational Art Competition and High School Exhibition in Toledo.

Winners from Perkins High School and their awards are:

  • Asher Raab, “Avocado Blade,” and Tavi Dillender, "Watercolor Name Design," for the Art to Market Award
  • Tara Myers, “My Blue Heron,” for the Law Firm of Eastman & Smith award
  • Aedon Gibson, “Young Love,” for the Toledo Sister Cities International award
  • Wyatt Gilbert, "A Peaceful Window in Time," for the Vint’illage award

The students’ art is now on display in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Robert C. and Susan Savage Community Gallery, and open for viewing during the museum’s regular hours through March 31. 

A reception and award ceremony for the student artists will be at the museum’s Little Theater at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur will host the event and make remarks during the ceremony.

Congresswoman Kaptur has been presenting this honor to student artists in her district since 1983. High Schools and student artists in Lucas, Fulton, Williams, Defiance, Erie, Ottawa, and Sandusky counties, and part of Wood County are invited to participate. 

The Arts Commission is the longest-standing arts commission in the state of Ohio, founded in 1959, administering the City of Toledo’s One Percent for Art Program since 1977. The Arts Commission is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council and by an Award from the National Endowment for the Arts.