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Lafayette Student's Artwork Chosen to Promote District Art Show

A female high school art teacher poses for a photo with a female art student, who is holding flowers and her winning artwork.

The artwork of Lafayette student Ashley Freestone was chosen to help promote the Rockwood District Art Show. 

Lafayette Principal Dr. Karen Calcaterra, Rockwood Coordinator Fine Arts Megan Meier and Ashley's parents surprised her in art class Feb. 6 to make the announcement. 

"She is very talented," said Lafayette Graphic Design II teacher Liz Morningstar.  "She put a lot of colors and designs in it and that makes it very aesthetically pleasing.  It's very well done." 

Freestone described her artwork. 

"I wanted it to look like the color wheel," she said, "so I included red and pink, and then it goes into purple and blue.  I hope everyone has fun at the art show." 

Meier said choosing student artwork for the district art show promotion is always a difficult decision.  About 30 students submitted contest entries this year. 

"We have a committee of lead art teachers in the district for the art show," said Meier.  "They review all the submissions, which come primarily from our students in graphic design and photography classes.  We look for designs which are in the spirit of a pre-K to 12th-grade event.  A lot of it just comes down to aesthetics and what jumps out at us." 

Freestone is a senior and hopes to study biology in college. ‚Äč

The art show, scheduled for April 18-19, was canceled due to concerns about COVID-19 coronavirus.