Students' artwork soars; Memphis International recognizes five artists
May 10, 2011
By Wayne Risher
Memphis International Airport crowned its fourth annual high school art competition with awards of $50,000 in scholarships split among five students.
The Memphis College of Art provided $10,000 scholarships to Courtney Krieger, Cordova High; London Thomas, White Station; Samantha Smith, Overton; Kyle Owens, White Station; and Lindsey Khoury, Collierville High.
Khoury won first place and a $200 prize for her painting, "The Night Lights Over Memphis." Owens garnered second and $150 for "Memphis," and Kasra Koleini of White Station won third and $100 for "New Talent at the Old Daisy."
The exhibition is designed to encourage art students in the Memphis community to value and appreciate the city's artistic heritage, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority vice president of properties and business development Richard White said.
After the opening reception last Thursday night on the airport mezzanine, the art was moved to the concourse connector that links A, B and C concourses, where it will be on display for the next year.
Honorable mentions and $50 prizes went to Lazaro Ortiz, Kingsbury; Leo Cormier, Kingsbury; and Sarah Harget, Cordova.
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