Sam Doyle Night student art show held at Penn Center

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The Sam Doyle Night student art show and sale at Penn Center was the finale of a monthlong celebration organized by Penn Center, ARTworks, The Red Piano Too Gallery and the Gordon W. Bailey Collection.

Sam Doyle Night at Penn Center.
Sam Doyle Night at Penn Center.

First Prize Blue Ribbon went to all the students at Whale Branch Elementary School who worked with art teacher Brenda Singleton to present an impressive array of paintings on wood that clearly displayed how inspiring they found studying artist Sam Doyle.

Second place Red Ribbon went to Kristin Rowell for her painting of Rosa Parks “The One Who Said No.”  She is a student of art teacher Pam Murphy at Beaufort High School.

Third place White Ribbon went to Jack Keane, a student at Charleston Collegiate, for an evocative and foggy portrayal of a tug boat, created from paint, bolts, pencil and cardboard.

The Art of Compassion Award went to St. Helena Elementary School, where art teacher

Kassandra Sikes, student, Michelle Thomas
Kassandra Sikes, student, Michelle Thomas

Michelle Maynard Thomas worked with the entire school to draw their self-portraits and write personal statement about how they are The Future Heroes of St. Helena by volunteering, teaching people to cook, putting out house fires, raising money to fight against cancer and a lot of other altruistic ideas.

Congrats to all the teachers, students, and their families who dedicated their time and creativity. The teachers and schools that participated are Julie Rast at Shanklin Elementary, Michelle Maynard Thomas at St. Helena Elementary, Pam Murphy at Beaufort High, Scott Gordon at Beaufort High, Weezie Alcott at Beaufort Academy, Brenda Singleton at Whale Branch Elementary, Stephanie Riedmayer at Lady’s Island Elementary, Marilyn Katz at Riverview Charter School and Valerie Shears at Charleston Collegiate.

Principal Anita Singleton art teacher Brenda Singleton
Principal Anita Singleton art teacher Brenda Singleton
Victoria Smalls and Stephanie Riedmayer
Victoria Smalls and Stephanie Riedmayer