Sunflowers and superheroes garnered Crossroads Elementary School students Sherbitu Evangeline ‘Evie’ Vanderpool and Brooks Cossitt state honors.
Their respective drawings were picked for VSA of Kentucky’s A Matter of Perspective Traveling Exhibit.
According to teacher Kim Thomas, the art exhibit is available to schools, museums, businesses, libraries, and hospitals across the Commonwealth each year.
“Their art was showcased at the Galt House in Louisville for The Exceptional Children’s Conference in November,” she said.
Using colored pencils, Evie drew three bright sunflowers in an orange planter.
The eight year-old daughter of Robert and Sarah Vanderpool of Mt. Washington is originally from Ethiopia and has overcome quite a few health issues to thrive in school.
“Evie is a sweet girl,” her teacher described. “Her smile is infectious. She loves to draw to express how she feels.”
This was Evie’s second consecutive year for her art to be selected for display by VSA of Kentucky.
In 2018, she drew a basket of apples with black marker then painted by watercolors.
Brooks is the eight year-old son of Timo and Victoria Schweickart of Mt. Washington. He is a big fan of the Marvel cinematic universe and chose quite an icon for his artistic inspiration…Captain America.
Brooks chose to focus on Captain America’s head and neck. The face is flesh tone a determined expression in the mouth and eyes. The super hero wears a blue and red mask with an A on his forehead.
To the side appears Captain America’s shield. A background of blue highlights the drawing.
Thomas praised Brooks’ for his efforts.
“Brooks is a great artist,” she said. “He takes pride in his artwork. He wants every detail to be perfect.”
VSA Kentucky is a non-profit organization that promotes arts, education and creative expression for all. Teachers are encouraged to submit their students’ original artwork each Fall in order to participate in the exhibition.