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Art in the Airport: Flying in the Wind

Albert J. Ellis is the new home of more than 20 works of art made by OCS elementary school students.  

For more than a decade, Onslow County Schools has partnered with OAJ to showcase the talents and creativity of our visual art students. The newest installment of the gallery, “Art in the Airport: Flying in the Wind,” opened Monday, February 12, and features the work of 34 elementary school student-artists.  

A student and his family at Art in the Airport at OAJ

The exhibit features an array of imaginative work that varies in subject and medium. Mediums include paint, collage, embroidery, chalk, colored pencil, and more.  

Morton Elementary School art teacher Holley Waddell said Art in the Airport is a wonderful opportunity for students to share their art with the world.  

“It’s an opportunity to really get their art out into the community, and the community can get the chance to engage with it too,” she said.  

“It’s a very public place, and it’s wonderful for the kids to see that their art is valued so much that it’s placed in a location like this.” 

Parent taking a photo at Art in the Airport  A student points at her artwork

“Flying in the Wind” will be on display over the next couple of months, so, if you are traveling through OAJ, take some time to explore the work of our talented students.  

Student Artwork  Student artwork

Student artwork  student artwork

Student artwork  Student artwork

Student artwork  Student artwork

Congratulations to the following students whose work was selected for display:  

  • Gianna Miles, 4th grade 
    • Artwork: “Flying at Sunset” 
    • School: Summersill Elementary 
    • Teacher: Lindsey Millice 
  • Wyatt Tubb, 4th grade 
    • Artwork: “Into the Wind” 
    • School: Summersill Elementary 
    • Teacher: Lindsey Millice 
  • Ava Vaughn, 4th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Flying in the Wind” 
    • School: Summersill Elementary 
    • Teacher: Lindsey Millice 
  • Penelope Rehbein, 3rd Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: Coastal Elementary 
    • Teacher: Autumn Correnti 
  • Savanah Rolls, 5th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Explorer” 
    • School: Bell Fork Elementary 
    • Teacher: Brenton Campbell 
  • Gabby Lopez, 5th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Flying over the Dead Sea” 
    • School: Meadow View Elementary 
    • Teacher: Samantha Stanley 
  • Alexander Miranda, 4th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Flying in the Stars” 
    • School: Meadow View Elementary  
    • Teacher: Samantha Stanley 
  • Jionna Jackson, 4th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Flying in the Wind” 
    • School: Clear View Elementary 
    • Teacher: Erica Moncrief 
  • Aubrey Woods, 2nd Grade 
    • Artwork: “Flying in the Wind” 
    • School: Clyde Erwin Elementary 
    • Teacher: Emily Genevish 
  • Kaleyah Selby, Kendall Montilla, Andray Acosta, Emma Livingston, Collin Avery, Paityn Lovejoy; 3rd Grade 
    • Artwork: “In Flight” 
    • School: Carolina Forest Elementary 
    • Teacher: Jessica Luna 
  • Cordell Lee, Lydia Leszcynski, Aryah Carls; 2nd Grade 
    • Artwork: “Making Wind Angels” 
    • School: Northwoods Elementary 
    • Teacher: Lisa Cherubini 
  • Angelina Lopez, 1st Grade 
    • Artwork: “Love is in the Air” 
    • School: Hunters Creek Elementary 
    • Teacher: Margaret Ferry 
  • Naheyshka Lopez-Gonzalez, 1st Grade 
    • Artwork: “Love is in the Air” 
    • School: Hunters Creek Elementary 
    • Teacher: Margaret Ferry 
  • Katherine Moratalla, Elania Sooy; 5th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Wishes in the Wind” 
    • School: Morton Elementary 
    • Teacher: Holley Waddell 
  • Gionna Feghhi, 5th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Peter Pan Flying over London” 
    • School: Sand Ridge Elementary 
    • Teacher: Emily Rivers 
  • Ailih Zavala, 5th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Flying into the Wind” 
    • School: Queens Creek Elementary 
    • Teacher: Phyllis Willis 
  • Abigayle Newman, 5th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Flying into the Wind” 
    • School: Queens Creek Elementary 
    • Teacher: Phyllis Willis 
  • Quinn Dierks, 5th Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: Swansboro Elementary 
    • Teacher: Allison Jones 
  • Cassidy Brown, 4th Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: Swansboro Elementary 
    • Teacher: Allison Jones 
  • William Cummings, 4th Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: Swansboro Elementary 
    • Teacher: Allison Jones 
  • Caroline Kessler, 4th Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: Swansboro Elementary 
    • Teacher: Allison Jones 
  • Meeya Snyder, 5th Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: Swansboro Elementary 
    • Teacher: Allison Jones 
  • Layla Bell, 5th Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: Swansboro Elementary 
    • Teacher: Allison Jones 
  • Reagan Shoener, 5th Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: Swansboro Elementary 
    • Teacher: Allison Jones 
  • Chase Kirchmer, 4th Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: Swansboro Elementary 
    • Teacher: Allison Jones 
  • Cooper Plachino, 5th Grade 
    • Artwork: “The Balloon Point” 
    • School: Blue Creek Elementary 
    • Teacher: Christina Vance