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The Kent Art Association announces the winners of the student exhibitions

Photo by Emily M. Olson

KENT — The Kent Art Association The 29th Annual Student Fair was considered a success, with eight schools registered and prizes awarded to eight individuals. The winners were Callie McGuire from Millbrook High School, Sam Hoyt from Harlem Valley Regional High School, Anna Gleason from Fredrick Gunn School, Aurora Smedvig The Hotchkiss School, Wyatt Lee Marvelwood School, Winslow Rock, Kent School, Jack Seeds, Forman School and Bodhi Walsh from the South Kent School.

“This year’s student exhibition was judged by Billy Morrison and Ellie Place, of the Morrison Gallery in Kent,” said Carl Chaiet, KAA Fellow and Exhibition Chair. “Morrison summed up the show because we were having trouble deciding winners on quality and prominence.”

Jillian Barnes, art teacher at Millbrook High School, said: “This is a great opportunity for our students to learn all there is to know about preparing a piece of art for to be in a show. From the title of a work or an art, the right way to sign a painting, and to frame a work.

“Our thanks go to all the educators who put on the show and the students who participated,” she said. “The show was a positive for students who have been trying to participate in their art classes from home due to COVID-19.”

To find out more about the Kent Art Association, which is located on Kent Road/Route 7 just before the intersection of Route 341, visit