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Art by Clemmons Student Displayed at National Conference

Clemmons 2 NOVEMBER 22, 2019 – While Amelia Bray was a fifth-grader at Clemmons Elementary, her art displayed was displayed at a national conference of art educators.

Earlier this month, Amelia, who is now in sixth grade at Clemmons Middle, and Frann Paige, who teaches art at Clemmons Elementary, were honored in Raleigh at the N.C. Art Education Association’s conference.

Last spring, students from all over North Carolina were invited to design a North Carolina flag for the Youth Art Month competition. After winning the  flag design for the Youth Art Month, Amelia’s art was displayed at the National Conference in Boston, Mass., in March.

Her teacher at Clemmons Elementary was Frann Paige. 

Paige said she enjoyed having Amelia in her art classes.

“Amelia put forth effort and was serious about art during her years at Clemmons Elementary,”Paige said. 

“Her artwork was exhibited at many art exhibits – Dixie Classic Fair, State Employees Credit Union and Spring Art Shows. I am so proud that her art work was recognized by Youth Art Month and I hope she continues with her pursuits in art.”

Here is what she had to say in response to questions Paige asked her.

“It was a great honor to win the Youth Art Month contest and to represent the 2018-19 fifth grade at Clemmons Elementary” Amelia said. “It was very rewarding to know people appreciate your hard work.” 

“I enjoy using various art materials and wanted to represent them on my flag design. I love being creative, making things colorful and unique.” 

“Everything in the world is a work of art, even a new simple pen took someone hours to create. There may be duplicates, but the original is always unique. Visual arts helps me express myself and show my creativity. Just a simple piece of art can win it all.” 

Clemmons 3 “I want to thank Mrs. Paige for her influence and support throughout Elementary School. The Arts programs, such as Art and Music, have always been my favorite.” 

Her mother Andrea Bray had this to say:

“Amelia is very creative, and one of her favorite past times is exploring and experimenting with arts and crafts. Art will continue to play an important part in her life as she gets older, and she could certainly be a professional artist one day.”