Kennerly, St. Paul Take First, Second in Fountain View Art Show
Entering for the first year, Kennerly Elementary, Sappington, beat five other schools including a past three-time winner, in the 2016 Annual Art Show competition at Fountain View Assisted Living, Friendship Village Sunset Hills.
The show and contest closed this week after the awarding of a $1,000 check to Kennerly Elementary for first place and a $500 second place check to St. Paul Catholic School, Fenton. Check prizes go to the art department of winning schools for art supplies and other needs. During the exhibition, visitors vote—one vote per person—on the best school gallery display.
The second place finisher this year, St. Paul Catholic School, won the top prize of $1,000 in three past years—2010, 2013 and 2015. Participating elementary schools present from five to 20 art pieces, created by their students, in any medium, of any size. The rules ask for unframed pieces and allow for three dimensional works, according to Nicole Summers, Fountain View art show coordinator.
Summers emphasized, “Fountain View continues to support and display a dedication to the arts through intergenerational efforts such as this show.” Schools exhibiting and competing this year included a cross section of area private elementary and parochial schools: Holy Cross Academy, Crestwood; Providence Classical Christian Academy, Sappington; Most Sacred Heart of Eureka, and Salem Lutheran, Affton, in addition to Kennerly Elementary and St. Paul’s.
Fountain View Assisted Living, a small, comfortable residential community, provides residents assistance with the activities of daily living and serves South County area seniors as part of Friendship Village Sunset Hills retirement community.