THS student takes top prize in district art contest

    Lydia Griffin, left, showcases her winning 3D art piece with her instructor, Kimberlee Campbell, right. (Contributed)

Lydia Griffin, left, showcases her winning 3D art piece with her instructor, Kimberlee Campbell, right. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Thompson High School student Lydia Nicole Griffin was one of only 93 students chosen to have her art displayed at the Georgine Clark Alabama Artists Gallery in Montgomery this month after she won top honors in a district art contest.

Griffin recently won first place in the 3D design and craft category at the District 4B Visual Arts Achievement Program hosted by the University of Montevallo. Griffin is in THS Advanced Placement 3D studio teacher Kimberlee Campbell’s class.

The Visual Arts Achievement Program is designed to provide local and state recognition for student achievement in visual arts.

Griffin’s first-place entry was an untitled sheet metal piece she welded into an elaborate design and then painted bronze.

The THS senior took top honors in District 4B, which is comprised of students from the Alabaster, Pelham, Shelby County, Hoover and Vestavia Hills school systems. As a result of winning District 4B, Griffin’s artwork was submitted for the state competition in Montgomery, and was placed on display at the Alabama Artists Gallery through April 24.

During an April 24 ceremony in Montgomery, Griffin received a state certificate to celebrate her success.