Cassidy Zuspan, a fifth grade student at Jimmy Brown Elementary School and Colton Rudder, a junior at Star City High School, each won first place for the region in their grade division at the 2013 Southeast Arkansas K-12 Student Art Exhibit now on display at the Spencer Gallery at the Fine Arts Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello sponsored by the Arkansas Art Educators Association.

The artwork will be on display in the Spencer Gallery at the Fine Arts Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello from March 18 until April 14. A reception and awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 14 at 2 pm.  The public is invited to attend.

The artwork created by Zuspan and Rudder will be included in the state Arkansas Art Educators art exhibit in Little Rock from May 10 through July 27 at the Arkansas Studies Institute in the Butler Center Main Gallery located in the River Market District at 401 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock.

The 2013 Southeast Arkansas K-12 Student Art Exhibit includes artwork from students in kindergarten through 12th grade in schools in Jefferson, Cleveland, Lincoln, Desha, Calhoun, Drew, Bradley, Union, Ashley, and Chicot counties.

Other Jimmy Brown Elementary School winners include Cash Tollison, kindergarten, third place; Kaeton Kirk, first grade – third place; Dillon McBryde, second grade – thirds place; and Anna Blasengame, thirds grade – second place.

Jace Hall, Ryan Allbright, Jerrod Villareal, Gage Johnson, and Jackson Burnett, all Jimmy Brown Elementary students, also have artwork in the exhibit.

The Jimmy Brown Elementary School students are under the instruction of art teacher Suzi Davis.

Star City Middle School students with artwork included in the exhibit are Kaylin Parker, Kahleah Bohlman, Marco Hernandey, Deyanae Robinson, Jeff Patton, Amira Ford, Samantha Minton, Morgan Newton, Caleb Walker, and Natalie Stephens. The Star City Middle School students are under the instruction of art teacher Jill Moore.

Star City High School winners at the exhibit include: Robert Davis, freshman, second place; Haley Bishop, junior, second place; and Aubrey Gill, junior, honorable Mention.

Other Star City High School students with artwork included in the exhibit are: Megan Edwards, Allison Kiernan, Allie Sirois, Morgan Taylor, Antonio Magana, and Tyler Courson.

The Star City High School students are under the instruction of art teacher Roger Darren High.