Southside Showdown at the High Museum


In the first ever Southside Showdown, four area high schools gathered together to compete in a series of art categories. Banneker, Creekside, Langston Hughes, and Tri-Cities high school students met at the High Museum of Art in midtown Atlanta and a team of Paint Love artists served as judges. Teams competed in: Partner Drawing Swap, judged by Lindsay Ryden; Traditional Meets Contemporary, judged by Ellen Gadberry; Cyanotype mixed media, judged by Caitlin Martin; Sidewalk chalk monsters, judged by Dayle Bennett ; Creating recycled lamps, judged by Sabrina Barilone; Graffiti tags, judged by Lydia Mays; and 100 Item Sculptures, judged by Miranda Kyle

Elizabeth Eppes, fine arts coordinator for the Fulton County School System, said of the event:

“This is a really important event for art students in our district because unlike sporting events where students have the opportunity to have teamwork and collaborate and to see what their peers across the district are doing, it’s an opportunity for art students to do the same in a way where they’re exposed to professionals.”

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