Student exhibit opens at Rock Hill’s Center for the Arts

February 20, 2014 

Leanna Marting, a student at Northwestern, took Best of Show last year for her “Stippling Portrait.” Her teacher was Sandy Queen.


T he annual Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibition – featuring selected artwork by Rock Hill students from high, middle, and elementary schools – will be on display Friday through March 16 in all three galleries at the Center for the Arts, 121 East Main St., Rock Hill. A free public reception will be 6 p.m. March 6 when awards will be presented for mixed media, painting, drawing and sculpture.

The exhibition was created in honor of Youth Art Month and presented by the Arts Council of York County and Rock Hill School District Three.

Kathe Rice Stanley, a field services specialist with the Arts in Basic Curriculum Project at Winthrop University, is juror. She is the former visual arts teacher at Northside Elementary School of the Arts in Rock Hill.

For the past ten years she served as the Curriculum Leadership Institute in the Arts coordinator. She has been a grants rater, a past president and board member of the South Carolina Art Education Association. She earned her BFA in art education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her MA in art education from the University of South Carolina. She has exhibited her mixed media artwork throughout North and South Carolina. Springs Creative and Derick and Elliott Close are sponsors.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday and 2-4 p.m. every second and fourth Sunday.

For more information, call 803-328-2787, email, or visit

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