Matthews student's artistic ability recognized
As an assignment in Brittney Hutcheson's art class, the students at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews created their version of "Figures in Motion" by artist Keith Haring. Allie Kenedy, a fifth grader, took the assignment on and created a piece she named "Neon Movements." Hutcheson was so impressed with the student's work that she received approval from Allie's parents and entered the piece into the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's art display showcasing the talent of students in southeast Missouri. From there the piece was chosen to be displayed at the Jefferson City office of Don Rone, 149th District state representative. Allie and her family will travel to Jefferson City in February to see her work installed in Rone's office. Allie is the daughter of Gary and Christie Kenedy of Matthews. Pictured front row from left are: Matthews Elementary Principal Angela Hanlin, Hutcheson and Allie Kenedy; back row: Don Brown, Gary Kenedy, Christie Kenedy, Gary L. Kenedy, Susie Kenedy and Janis Brown (grandparents and parents of Allie).