Not many students can say that their artwork will be on exhibit in four different galleries, but St. Timothy's School third grader Annabelle Leach can. Her rendering of a flying dinosaur, which she completed as a second grader, made its debut appearance at the Frankie Weems Gallery at Meredith College last summer. Annabelle was the youngest student to have artwork in the exhibit. She, along with her mother, her sister Charlotte, Art Teacher Laura Bierer and Head of School Tim Tinnesz enjoyed a fun reception to celebrate the exhibit.
Next, her work was displayed at the North Carolina Art Education Conference in Wilmington, NC in October of 2017. Attendees to the conference selected Annabelle's art to be part of the North Carolina General Assembly Youth Art Exhibit, which is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Art Education Association and the North Carolina General Assembly. She was one of only 17 students chosen throughout the state of NC and the only artist from Wake County to have artwork on exhibit in the Legislature Building.
The artwork will be on display for one year at the north lobby of the Legislative Building. Although Annabelle and her family could not attend the opening gallery reception, they were able to visit the Legislature Building where they received a VIP tour of the General Assembly and the art exhibit from NC Representative Joe John.
After the General Assembly Youth Art Exhibit, Annabelle’s artwork will be displayed at its final location, the NC Department of Public Instruction for teachers of North Carolina to enjoy.