First Lady announces new student artwork to be featured at Governor's Mansion

First Lady announces new student artwork to be featured at Governor's Mansion

POSTED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 6:04am

As a part of the Jindal family’s initiative to feature young artists, Louisiana’s First Lady Supriya Jindal announced today that winners of the Louisiana Art Education Association's (LAEA) 2011 Youth Art Month Flag design contest are on display in the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion for the month of June.

First Lady Supriya Jindal said, “The 2011 Youth Art Month Flag contest was themed 'Art Shapes the World.' With their vibrant colors and imaginative designs, the talented winners creatively depict Louisiana." Mrs. Jindal continued, "It is always a pleasure to display the LAEA Youth Art Month contest winners here at the Governor’s Mansion. These young artists truly bring Louisiana culture to life through their colorful creations."

FEATURED ARTISTS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE:

David Broussard -- 5th Grade
Lakewood Elementary School, Luling

Tamia Butlar—2nd Grade
Claiborne Elementary, Shreveport

Emily Rhymes—2nd Grade
J.I. Barron Elementary School, Alexandria

Lucero Gallegos—2nd Grade
Platt Lower Elementary, Haughton

Justin Jones—2nd Grade
SLU Lab Elementary, Hammond

Garrett Crawford—2nd Grade
South Walker Elementary, Walker

Dylan Pellegrin—5th Grade
Oakshire Elementary, Houma

Hunter Knoblock—5th Grade
Lakewood Elementary, Luling

Meredith Guy—Kindergarten
St. Edward the Confessor, Metairie

John Colgan—4th Grade
Tchefuncte Elementary School, Mandeville

Sarah Shephard—5th Grade
Western Heights Elementary, Westlake

Victoria Bellard—5th Grade
Western Heights Elementary, Westlake

In 2008, the Jindal family dedicated this wall of the mansion to children’s artwork. Every month a new group of art is displayed to pay tribute to Louisiana’s young artists. This month, the Mansion is showcasing winners from the Louisiana Art Education Association Youth Art Month Flag Design contest. The Louisiana Art Education Association promotes youth participation in art, and encourages students to bring life to things learned in the classroom via creative expression.

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