Mannings host student art exhibit at The Barn

Alleen and Shayne Manning

Alleen and Shayne Manning

Thursday, Nov. 3, 6-9 p.m., The Barn, Mariemont

Shayne and Alleen Manning will host the Helms Trust Traveling Art Exhibition, which will open with a reception and continue through Nov. 25.

The William G. and Mary Jane Helms Charitable Foundation makes it possible for the Art Academy of Cincinnati to acquire student art for its permanent collection. Students compete for cash prizes.

This exhibit includes pieces acquired from 2007 to 2015 and introduces work by 2016 winner Katlyn Wolary, an East Walnut Hills resident. It also includes works by Art Academy artists Derek Alderfer, Matthew Bustillo, Emily Combs, Katelyn Dobson McBroom, Katie Koga, Julio Labra, Mi-Hee Nahm, Fahrudin Omerovic, Michael Price and Kelly Tadge.

“We are always so impressed and surprised by the students’ art. As a former art teacher, I am excited by artwork we see that is technically excellent and sophisticated. You can clearly see the students are developing their own personal, creative voice,” Alleen Manning said.

She has served on the WACC Foundation board for seven years and is now co-chairing a committee to raise money to renovate the 4,000-square-foot former hayloft.,

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