Darlington School: Shropshire, Waller among 14 winners of Downtown Poster Art Contest
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Shropshire, Waller among 14 winners of Downtown Poster Art Contest

April 29, 2021 | 258 views

By Kensie Waller ('26)

Sixth-grader Sara Shropshire and seventh-grader Kensie Waller are among the winners of the Office of Downtown Development's recent Poster Art Contest. 

Contest participants were encouraged to include iconic elements of Downtown Rome such as:

  • The Clocktower 
  • Myrtle Hill 
  • Town Green 
  • Robert Redden Footbridge 
  • DeSoto Theatre 
  • Opera Alley 
  • Ellen Axson Wilson statue 
  • John Ross Bridge 
  • The rivers through downtown 
  • Blooms on Broad 
  • Your favorite historic building 
  • One of the downtown murals 

Entries were judged by members of the Downtown Development Authority on creativity, originality, artistic quality and visual clarity. 

"All entries will be on display in the windows of the Fricks Building in the 400 block of Broad Street this Friday through Sunday as part of the DDA's Ellen Axson Wilson ArtsFest this weekend," said Christina Kopp, art teacher. "The 14 winning entries, including Sara and Kensie's, will be printed on large vinyls to be displayed throughout Downtown Rome for the next month." 

The Ellen Axson Wilson ArtsFest will take place downtown on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will feature live music throughout the district and a variety of art vendors, including photographers, painters, jewelers, potters, and other craft makers. 

Below is the complete list of Poster Art Contest winners: 

  • Adalyn Smith, Armuchee Elementary
  • Addison Thornton, Model Middle
  • Ava Hendrix, Pepperell High
  • Carson Shell, Pepperell High
  • Dillon Gilmore, Armuchee middle
  • Dominique Durbin, Cedartown Middle
  • Ella Knight, Model Middle
  • Kaitlyn Branton, Pepperell High
  • Kensie Waller, Darlington
  • Makensie Leachman, Pepperell High
  • Olivia Miller, Model High
  • Paelyn Peck, East Central
  • Sara Shropshire, Darlington
  • Sarah Hyde, Armuchee Elementary