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Art in the Airport: Summer

An art teacher and her students at Art in the Airport

Bright colors and visions of summer fun are brightening up the walls of OAJ in the latest installment of Art in the Airport.  

Students, teachers and families gathered at Albert J. Ellis Airport on Monday, May 9, 2022 to celebrate the opening of “Art in the Airport: Summer.” OCS has partnered with OAJ to showcase the talents of our visual arts students for several years now, and the latest installment features 19 beautiful works of art from the district’s middle schools.  

Art hanging on the walls of OAJ  Student artwork hangs in OAJ

From beach scenes to ice cream cones, the exhibit’s pieces stay true to theme and showcase some of the best parts of the summer season. Mediums varied from paint to pencil and more.  

If you find yourself travelling through OAJ this summer, be sure to check out the excellent work of some of our best student artists! 

Alicea Rivera and her teacher, Korey Mitchell, at Art in the Airport  An assistant principal and art teacher show support for students at Art in the Airport

Juanita Miracle Jones takes a photo with her artwork  A teacher takes a photo of her students with their artwork

Congratulations to the following student artists whose work was selected for display:  

  • Juanita Miracle Jones, 6th Grade 
    • Artwork: “The Feather” 
    • School: Jacksonville Commons Middle 
    • Teacher: Ariel Detrich 
  • Danica Baker, 7th Grade 
    • Artwork: “LOKI in D.C.” 
    • School: Hunters Creek Middle 
    • Teacher: Ashleigh Fritter 
  • Jennifer Spellman, 8th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Summer Heat” 
    • School: Hunters Creek Middle 
    • Teacher: Ashleigh Fritter 
  • Ireland Norris, 8th Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: New Bridge Middle 
    • Teacher: Justus Pinkey 
  • Mary Margaret Cosner, 8th Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: New Bridge Middle 
    • Teacher: Justus Pinkey 
  • Lilliana Holowitz, 6th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Blazing Sandy Beaches” 
    • School: New Bridge Middle 
    • Teacher: Justus Pinkey 
  • Kaylah Harrison, 7th Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: New Bridge Middle 
    • Teacher: Justus Pinkey 
  • Yukano Kendall, 7th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Summer Field” 
    • School: Swansboro Middle 
    • Teacher: Megan Pinkerton 
  • Chloe Johnson, 6th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Summer in a Jar” 
    • School: Swansboro Middle 
    • Teacher: Megan Pinkerton 
  • Claire Fuhs, 8th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Sunny Days” 
    • School: Dixon Middle 
    • Teacher: Amanda Gooler 
  • Kyley Hansley, 7th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Summer Solstice” 
    • School: Southwest Middle 
    • Teacher: Korey Mitchell 
  • Alicea Rivera, 8th Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: Southwest Middle 
    • Teacher: Korey Mitchell 
  • Arizé Martin, 6th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Summer Theme” 
    • School: Northwoods Park Middle 
    • Teacher: Ashley Brewster 
  • Olivia Ahaus, 7th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Good Vibes” 
    • School: Trexler Middle 
    • Teacher: Clare Marquardt 
  • Kaylee Maya Tano, 8th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Mid Summer Dream” 
    • School: “Trexler Middle 
    • Teacher: Clare Marquardt 
  • Ella Hughes, 7th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Bubbles Galore” 
    • School: Dixon Middle 
    • Teacher: Amanda Gooler 
  • Elisabeth Capps, 7th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Flower Field Flyover” 
    • School: Dixon Middle 
    • Teacher: Amanda Gooler 
  • Carleigh Hayslip, 6th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Beach Volleyball” 
    • School: Swansboro Middle 
    • Teacher: Megan Pinkerton 
  • Emma Sanders, 7th Grade 
    • Artwork: “See of Popsicles”  
    • School: Swansboro Middle 
    • Teacher: Megan Pinkerton