(KFVS) - Lt. Governor Peter Kinder hosted a reception on Wednesday for Southeast Missouri student artists, their families and art teachers during the Missouri Citizens for the Arts Day.
The student artwork was submitted as part of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's Children's Arts Festival with first, second and third place winners named in each grade, third through eighth. Five pieces in each grade also received honorable mention.
A total of 14 pieces of children’s artwork were selected from hundreds of entries representing 23 Southeast Missouri schools. Those selected pieces were framed and presented to Missouri legislators to display in their offices as a reminder of the importance of state funding for the arts.
“The arts enrich the lives of all Missourians,” Kinder said. “I congratulate this year’s winners for their commitment to the arts, and I look forward to seeing examples of the artists’ work in the Capitol.”