Stephanie Mennemeyer installs permanent student art exhibit

Lee's Summit JournalApril 23, 2014 

Stephanie Mennemeyer, an art teacher at Lee’s Summit Elementary, has installed a permanent student art exhibit in the Missouri State Capitol. Supported by the Missouri Art Education Association and Missouri Alliance for Arts Education, the Inaugural Senate Exhibit was recently hung at the Missouri State Capitol.

Through the approval of the Capitol Commission, MAEA and MAAE were able to install a permanent Art Gallery in the hallway that connects the Senate parking garage and the Capitol Building.

Teachers had the opportunity to digitally submit up to four pieces each in their school’s Senate district through Artsonia. Senators then selected their top four pieces to represent their district for the 2014 year.

The Inaugural Exhibit was hung in March and will be on display through May. The second exhibit will be displayed May through July. The third exhibit will hang July through September. The final exhibit will be displayed September through November.

Artsonia hosted the contest and donated prints, The Capitol Commission donated the book “The Art of the Missouri State Capitol” by Bob Priddy for the inaugural winning students, and MAAE for donated Artsonia gift cards for the inaugural winning Teachers.

For the 2015 Exhibit, MAEA will send a call for entries in fall 2014. Teachers will submit artwork through Artsonia until Oct. 15.

Senators will have until Dec. 1 to choose their winners. Finally, the winning pieces will be printed and displayed during the 2015 year, with the exhibit rotating quarterly.


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