2017 YOUTH POETRY CELEBRATION 

Corrine Woodman Gallery | The Arts Center

  • March 28 – April 21
  • Reception & Open Mic, Friday, April 21, 5 – 6:30 pm
  • Art pick up Friday, April 21 at 5 – 6:30 pm

In Celebration of Poetry Month April 2017, young poets Grades K-12, living in Linn or Benton County, created poetry and art for the 12th annual The Arts Center Youth Poetry Contest, generously supported by the Mary’s Peak Poets. This year 188 young poets are participating in the exhibit, with almost each and every poem decorated with art.

The jury consisted of local poets Rachel Barton, Alice Ann Eberman, Rose Hart; Carol Hottle, Nancy Jamieson, Nancy Matsumoto; Ruth Ann McCracken; Betty McCauley, Joanna Rosinska,  Jana Seeliger, Susan Shumway; Sandra Williams and Linda Varsell Smith.

The poems are splendidly illustrated and will be exhibited in the Corinne Woodman Gallery at The Arts Center from March 28 – April 21, 2017.

Award winners from Kindergarten-Grade 2 are Mary Seifer 1st; Katrina Peltomaki 2nd, Aj Altishin 3rd; Nathan Su 4th; Oliver Stavers and Liana Schaefer shared 5th Place. Honorable mentions in the same group are Madalyn Irwin, Kezie Hirsch, Nerissa Eagles-Smith, Sayloor Sexton, Daisy Harris and Grafton Louk. For art: “This is Me” (name withheld) and art honorable mentions for Ian Prieto-Berreaza, Sage Adams, Penelope Wiegand, Aiden Kirby, Salot Sexton and Ketti Pitot.

Award winners from Grades 3 – 5 are Jennifer Underwood 1st; Rose Davis 2nd; Ally K. Greig and Tito Avenia shared 3rd; Penelope Bahnson 4th and Hunter Christison 5th Place. Honorable mentions in the same group are Hannah Seifer, Mika Peltomaki, Zach Nelson, Eric Anderson, Dylan McCrary, Hannah Gardner, Andrew Cho and Jasmin Ritter. The Art Award goes to Emmy Hill, Art Honorable Mentions to Nava Penina Larison, Elle Marchesi, Zach Delmot Nelson and Jennifer Underwood.

Award winners in Grades 6 – 8 are Hunter Nelson 1st; Linna Lovett 2nd; Olivia Remcho 3rd; Elana Gatien 4th and Curtis Owen 5th Place. Honorable Mentions in the same group are for Celia Bahnson, Janessa Minta, Ethan Morton and Rachel Gopal. Hannah Christison wins the Art Award, Trevor Winder, James Adams and Elana Gatien receive Art Honorable Mentions.

The Award winner in Grades 9 – 12 is Ronin Gillen for both poetry and art; Isabelle Gatien receives an Art Honorable Mention. 

On April 21 we close the exhibit with a reception from 5 – 6:30, Open Mic starts at 5:30. Youth Poetry participants are specifically invited to read their poem, after Youth Poetry participants are done, others are welcome to read.

See below for list of participants and awards

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      ARTIST                     TITLE                 AWARD

Ronin Gillen

Shoveled Tears

First Place

Celia  Bahnson

The Sky

Honorable Mention

Curtis Owen

My Garden

Fifth Place

Hunter Nelson

The Burning

First Place

Janessa Minta

Freedom Hider

Honorable Mention

Ethan Morton

You don’t know what you have until it’s gone

Honorable Mention

Rachel Gopal

Ribbons

Honorable Mention

Linna Lovett

On the Bus

Second Place

Olivia Remcho

The Taste of Family

Third Place

Elana Gatien

Caterpillar

Fourth Place

Penelope Bahnson

Night

Fourth Place

Hannah Seifer

The Colors of the Fall

Honorable Mention

Mika Peltomaki

Wolves

Honorable Mention

Zach Nelson

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Honorable Mention

Eric Anderson

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Honorable Mention

Dylan McCrary

Fall Day

Honorable Mention

Jennifer Underwood

My Dog My Budy

First Place

Hannah Gardner

Winter

Honorable Mention

Hunter Christison

Crocus

Fifth Place

Andrew Cho

The Feigned Illness

Honorable Mention

Jasmine Ritter

I am a Hard Worker and Friendly

Honorable Mention

Rose Davis

I love you the Purplest

Second Place

Ally K. Greig

School

Third Place

Tito Avenia

I Am Talented and Strong

Third Place

Oliver Stavers

Poems of the Rainbow

Fifth Place

Mary Seifer

Dance

First Place

Madalyn Irwin

Poems of the Rainbow

Honorable Mention

Katrina Peltomaki

The Rain Crackle Poem

Second Place

Liana Schaefer

Seasons

Fifth Place

Nathan Su

Peoples These Days

Fourth Place

Kezie Hirsch

If I Were A Bird

Honorable Mention

Nerissa Eagles-Smith

If I Were A Bird

Honorable Mention

Saylor Sexton

If I Were A Bird

Honorable Mention

AJ Altishin

If I Were A Bird

Third Place

Daisy Harris

Out in the Grass

Honorable Mention

Grafton Louk

The Beach

Honorable Mention

Ronin Gillen

Shoveled Tears

Art Award

Hannah Christison

Challenger

Art Award

Emma Hill

I love you the Orangest

Art Award

Name withheld

Super Me

Art Award

Isabelle Gatien

Little Brother and I

Art Honorable mention

Trevor Winder

Death

Art Honorable mention

James Adams

Sea Life

Art Honorable mention

Elana Gatien

Caterpillar

Art Honorable mention

Navah Penina Larison

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Art Honorable mention

Elle Marchesi

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Art Honorable mention

Zach Delmot Nelson

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Art Honorable mention

Jennifer Underwood

My Dog My Budy

Art Honorable mention

Penelope Wiegand

Flower Fairies

Art Honorable mention

Ian Prieto-Berraza

Legendary Pokemon

Art Honorable mention

Aiden Kirby

Poems of the Rainbow

Art Honorable mention

Saylor Sexton

If I Were A Bird

Art Honorable mention

Sage Adams

Pie

Art Honorable mention

Ketti Pitot

Wolf

Art Honorable mention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Staley shares a poem, and give tips for reading poetry aloud.