MCS students' artwork featured in Symphony In Color exhibit online

Publish Date: 05/04/2020

Five Marion elementary school students earned high honors in the annual Symphony in Color statewide art competition.

All five students earned finalist honors at the state level. Typically, this artwork would be on display at the Indiana State Museum, but because the museum is closed during this unusual time, as part of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, their art is on display in a virtual gallery:

You can also see their artwork below:

Jaciee Campbell, first grade, Kendall Elementary



Catie Crouch, second grade, Kendall Elementary



Linlee Greenwood, third grade, Kendall Elementary



Esley McClung, third grade, Frances Slocum Elementary



Maddox Brown, fourth grade, Frances Slocum Elementary



More than 30,000 students in grades kindergarten through sixth from across the state participate in the competition, presented by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association

Each year, five musical selections are chosen from the current ISO season, and art teachers across the state utilize the selections in a special activity, in which students produce artwork inspired by the music played for them.

This year’s musical selections were “Main Title” from “Jurassic Park” by John Williams; “Main Theme” from “Back to the Future” by Alan Silvestri; “Infernal Dance” from “The Firebird” by Igor Stravinsky; “Passacaglia in C minor“ by Johann Sebastian Bach/Leopold Stokowski; “Suite from Der Rosenkavelier” by Richard Strauss.

Marion Community Schools congratulates these talented young artists on this achievement!