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FPCS Elementary Students Asked to Showcase Artwork at the 2018 Hellen Keller Art Show!

FPCS is proud to announce the artwork of two elementary students that were selected to showcase their work at the 2018 Helen Keller Art Show; Sophia Gutierrez (Kindergarten) and Nathaly Gutierrez (5th grade)!

 artwork of Nathaly Artwork Sophia



Wills Valley Elementary kindergarten student Sophia Gutierrez along with her sister, Nathaly Gutierrez, a fifth grade student from Fort Payne Middle School submitted artwork that was  recently selected to be a part of the 25 top art work submissions from around the state of Alabama. The sisters work was showcased at the 2018 Helen Keller art show held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum.

The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is an annual show for students of Alabama who are visually impaired, blind, or deafblind.  The Helen Keller Art Show is open to the students of all ages in the Alabama public, private, residential and home schools.  The art show provides the students an opportunity to showcase their special talents, and skills.  The artwork is unique with emphasis on creativity, color and tactile media.  During the year the artwork is exhibited in various museums throughout the state. 

The reception was an individualized presentation honoring each visually impaired student’s art work  that had been chosen across the state of Alabama.  The sisters are first time recipients to receive the awards in our school system. 

Additionally, Sophia’s artwork was one of 8 pieces purchased by one of the corporate sponsors of the event.  Sophia’s self-portrait, mixed media will hang in the Eye Sight Foundation of Alabama. 

A special thank you to Mrs. Elaine Edwards, the visually impaired teacher who works with our school system.