People often associate music and painting, and students in Zionsville schools are no different.
Students at each of the elementary schools and middle schools participated in a statewide competition, Symphony in Color, which is sponsored by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Scott Miller, art teacher at Pleasant View Elementary School, said the ISO sends out six different pieces of classical music to schools in Indiana.
“The students listen to the pieces and create artwork to one of those pieces,” he said. “Each school then has to send out six entries to compete at the state level.”
If selected to the state level, the pieces of artwork are put on display at the Indiana State Museum and Hilbert Circle Theatre. Miller said that four students were chosen to the state level competition.
Lauren Winkler and Zoe Boyll from Stonegate Elementary, Reagan McCooey from Pleasant View, Kirsten Hohman from Zionsville Middle School, were chosen from Zionsville.
Miller said the competition is a huge deal for his students.
“My first year doing it, I just had a select group of students submit their work,” he said. “This year I had all of my fourth graders submit work. They absolutely loved it. They all had so many different ideas for how the pieces should be for the music. I had 25 kids do it and had 25 different ideas.”
The artwork is now on display at Robert Goodman Jewelers, 106 N. Main St.
Owner Bob Goodman said that the artwork has been on display at his store and at Eagle Creek Coffee Company, 10 S. Main St., since the beginning of June.
“There’s a lot of really good talent in this town and in the schools,” Goodman said. “We think that it needs to be recognized. These kids do so much, and there’s just so much talent in the schools.”
The artwork will be on display until Sunday, July 1, at Robert Goodman Jewelers, 106 N. Main St.