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Albany historic preservation art winners announced

Hadden Kelley is the student winner for the 8th annual Albany Dougherty County Historic Preservation Commission Art Competition. (Source:WALB) Hadden Kelley is the student winner for the 8th annual Albany Dougherty County Historic Preservation Commission Art Competition. (Source:WALB)
Robert Rhymes is the Adult Winner. (Source:WALB) Robert Rhymes is the Adult Winner. (Source:WALB)
37 artists and 43 pieces were entered into the competition. (Source:WALB) 37 artists and 43 pieces were entered into the competition. (Source:WALB)
The exhibit will run to May 31st. (Source:WALB) The exhibit will run to May 31st. (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

You can check out artwork helping to preserve history.

Thursday night, the Albany Area Arts Council announced winners of its 8th annual Historic Preservation Commission Art Competition.
18-year-old Hadden Kelley won the student category.
He used colored pencils and water colors to create the Old Albany Theatre on cardboard.
Robert Rhymes is the adult winner for his photographs of the Albany Heights building.

"I went to the theatre and it really just evoked a really powerful emotions in me about preserving our history and especially theatre,” said Hadden Kelley, Student winner.


"I've taken a course at Darton and this is the result of my course and I'm really thankful to Abby Ballard who is my instructor,” said Robert Rhymes, Adult Winner.

37 artists entered 43 pieces of art.
You can see the exhibit at the Arts Council through the end of the month.

Here is the complete list of winners:

K-12 Competition

3rd Place- Nathan Lee- Albany Municipal Auditorium (Legos)

2nd Place- Lola Trimmons- Blue House (Watercolor)

1st Place- Hadden Kelley- Old Albany Theatre (Mixed Media)

Adult Competition

3rd Place- Pat Simpson for “Shades of Blue” (Watercolor)

2nd Place- Camyljah Giddens for “The Old Tift House” (Watercolor)

1st Place- Robert Rhymes for “Hotel” (Inkjet Print)  

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