These 26 participants submitted 30 entries, receiving high honors. The biggest honor of the day went to sophomore Megan Powell, who won Best in Show for high school. “I was kind of shocked because before this show, the highest award I had ever received was an excellent rating,” said Megan.
“When I learned I earned the Superior rating for two of my pieces, I already counted it a good day. Then when they announced the Best in Show award, I felt incredibly accomplished and honored.”
Megan’s piece that won Best in Show was an assigned piece for the art class she takes at Cornerstone with Mrs. Barrett. She described how she created the winning piece, “My artwork...is a self-portrait created by using a black and white photograph with a strong contrast that I drew lines on separating the light and dark areas. The idea of the project was to create distinct color boxes with little blending.”
Megan added that “While my reason for making this piece was because it was an assignment, my reason for making it the way I did was because I like to stay challenged in my artwork and work outside the box.”
Art Teacher Jill Barrett was understandably proud of all the Cornerstone students that participated in the show, “Qualified judges scored each entry and provided constructive feedback for the students. After browsing the impressive artwork on display, our students worked together to produce a collaborative artwork in a hands-on workshop. There was plenty of glitter and lots of smiles!”
At Cornerstone Prep , we believe God creates us with a need to express ourselves through more than traditional language both individually and corporately. And, we take great pride that within the Fine Arts Department, we don't simply read or learn about our subjects; we dance, sing, play, act, paint, and sculpt.
And, we openly share our work with our peers and our community. Our students performing well at the MBCA Invitational Art Show is an example of how we live that value from day to day.
What We Believe About Fine Arts
The Fine Arts reflect the creative nature of God and our endeavors in the Arts should bring glory to our Heavenly Father. Through practice, performance, and constructive criticism, our goal is greatness in all we do, so that students will passionately impact cultures in need of Jesus’ love and redemption.
The Old and New Testaments are filled with verses about music, dance, design, sculpture, painting, masonry, jewelry making, singing, carpentry, storytelling, and poetry. The inspiration for an artist can come directly from the Lord, and the artist inspires and gives hope to others through their art.
And when God receives the glory, people are filled with encouragement and a lasting hope. The Arts lift our hearts to a greater understanding of the Lord and His eternal, loving relationship with us!
Studies clearly reveal that involvement in the Arts improves academic performance. We believe it is vital that we provide experiences to students that will instill a lifelong love for, appreciation of, and involvement in the Arts.
Fine Arts students are exposed to a number of opportunities to be involved in exhibits, concerts, recitals and other collaborative performance opportunities. The choice of performed work is at the discretion of the teacher and administration and may be secular in nature. All material will be approached from a biblical worldview.