The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County presents more than 60 holiday card designs created by elementary, middle and high school students from 16 Douglas County Schools in its annual competition. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5 until 6:30 p.m. for participating students, teachers and their families.
Former Douglas County Schools music specialist and music teacher at the Cultural Arts Center, Nancy Whittenburger will play Christmas carols and seasonal music on the piano during the festivities. This event is free and open to the general public. The Annual Holiday Card Design Competition and the Festival of Trees is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Douglas County.
The designs of students from Mason Creek Elementary, Chapel Hill Elementary School, Mason Creek Middle School and Douglas County High School were selected to be reproduced as holiday cards this year. The winners of the annual holiday card competition are: Callie Jackson (second grade, Mason Creek Elementary; Ms. Gunnell, art teacher); Natalie Cook (third grade, Chapel Hill Elementary; Ms. Allen, art teacher); Skyler Wilson (eighth grade, Mason Creek Middle School; Mr. Overton, art teacher); and Jasmine Gurley (eleventh grade, Douglas County High School; Ms. Houlihan and Ms. Adams, art teacher). Their prize-winning printed cards are available for sale at the Cultural Arts Center.
“We are delighted with the quality of the designs entered this year, and it was very hard to pick only four artworks to be printed as our winners,” commented Allen Culpepper, CAC Gallery Committee
Chair. “In fact, we want everyone to know that every student in this show is a winner – they were selected to represent their schools, and they should be very proud of themselves. We sure are proud of them!”