Cass High’s Artists Display Their Work at the Booth Western Art Museum


The Booth Western Art Museum, located in Cartersville, Georgia, is holding an exhibition for select Middle School and High School art students. Nine art pieces, six two-dimensional and three three-dimensional pieces, were selected to be displayed. The students from Cass High School, chosen by their art teachers, are Kara Boone, Trinity Byrd, Alice Draper, Andrea Escalante, Katie McConkey, Candice Simmons, Zachary Thacker, and Keelan Towers. A reception for these students and their immediate family took place March 14th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm; however, the exhibition is open to viewing by everyone from March 12th to April 14th. Admission for art teachers and school staff with an ID is free. For general admission, adults are $12, seniors (65+) are $10, children (12 and under) are free, and students are $9. Student artists received a pass that admits them and their families during the run of the exhibit.

The Booth Museum holds this exhibit to represent the artistic ability of each school’s art program, to demonstrate the variety of mediums art teachers expose their students to, and to celebrate the community’s creative youth and budding artists. Students were required to complete or provide an original two-dimensional art piece with the dimensions 9×12” or 12×18”, or an original three-dimensional art piece under 48”. The works were submitted the week of February 11th and installed March 11th. Cass High students submitted a variety of artworks from intricate pen-work and paintings to remarkable sculptures. The running exhibit, overall, is a tremendous success that illustrates the local middle and high school’s artistic ability and potential.

In addition to the Booth Museum exhibit, Cass High’s artists have also entered in several different competitions. Zachary Thacker has a thrown ceramic red and black bowl that was selected by jury for the Georgia High School Ceramics Arts Awards and Symposium on Saturday, March 9th at LaGrange College. Furthermore, Savannah Kimbrell is entering her piece, “50 Pennies for 50 States” in the seventh Congressional District Art Competition. Finally, three stunning drawings were entered in the Georgia Farm Bureau’s annual calendar contest from artists: Trinity Byrd, Alice Draper, and Andrea Escalante. Altogether, Cass High School’s artists are reaching for the stars.