Youth & Teen Artwork Shines in Charleston, WV

This year marked the Fifth Anniversary of the City of Charleston and Kanawha County, WV joining the National Arts Program®.


Coordinator Caroline Keeney had a very unusual turn out this year, with the largestnumber of participants coming from the two youth categories; Youth 12 & Under and Teen 13-18 years of age. Two excellent examples of the youth/teen artwork, are a mixed media piece by Liza Grogg (picture left), a relative of the Human Resources Department and a photograph by Molly Mitchell (pictured below), a relative of the Police Department. Both artists took first place in their respective classifications.


This year’s show represented only a small selection of works from the employees and their family members of the City of Charleston and Kanawha County, but we are sure that in discovering such wonderful talent the city will be driven to grow and expand the show. In the coming year we are hopeful that the show will include the artworks of so many more of the cities fine employees and their family members. 

Pictured Above Left: “Chicken in an Apple Tree”
Liza Grogg, Mixed Media
Youth 12 & Under, First Place
Relative; Human Resources Dept
Pictured Right: “Pins”
Molly Mitchell, Photography
Teen 13-18, First Place
Relative; Police Dept.