County honors, including ‘Best of Show’
Four students from The King’s Academy received recognition in the recent Sevier County Student Art Show, including Kammy Choi, a senior, who won the Best of Show award for her vivid acrylic painting called “The Japanese Lady.” For her efforts she will receive the $250 Gatlinburg Gateway Foundation Award.
The thirteenth annual student show was sponsored by the Sevier County Arts Council and exhibited at Arrowmont School of Arts in Gatlinburg.
TKA freshman Wendy Bongjoh received the $100 Juror’s Choice Award for her pastel drawing of penguins titled “What is the Path of My Destiny?”
Freshman Olivia Back and Senior Michael Grubb each received Honorable Mention Awards and $10 each. Back presented a blue water color work called “Winter and Roses.” Grubb’s entry was a sculpture of a suspended marionette spider which he called “Fear is the Desire to Control.”
Katrina Hamrick, who teaches art in grades K-12 at The King’s Academy, expressed appreciation for the Sevier County Student Show and praised her students. “These students worked really hard on these projects,” said Hamrick. “We get some very talented students (at The King’s Academy), and I can also see them grow from year to year. It’s great to see their creativity develop. It’s apparent they are building on their skills.”