CIS students’ art selected for state capitol exhibit

Published 12:20 pm Friday, January 12, 2024

By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

Five Clanton Intermediate School students had their artwork selected to be displayed at The Alabama State Department of Education’s State Superintendent Visual Arts Exhibit at the Alabama State Capitol.

“This is a great honor, and these students should be very proud of their art,” said CIS art teacher Haley Lively.

Fourth-grader Tyleah Demoss, and sixth-graders Danica Bell, Alston Chen, Ka’Leah Jones and Leloni Leon Martin created artwork out of a mixture of chalk, oil pastels and mono prints from markers to create their pieces. Each piece is unique and original, and must contain a clear subject and show creativeness and expression in the artwork.

The five pieces were selected from over 4,000 pieces of artwork submitted for the exhibit across fourth-sixth grade classes in Alabama, and winners of the contest will be announced by the end of January. The CIS artwork will be on display at the Alabama State Capitol from Feb. 2-23.