Louisville student named 2022 winner of Derby Museum art competition

A student from Mercy Academy had a big surprise at school this week. Lily Swan was called out of class on Thursday morning to find out she was the grand prize winner of the Derby Museum’s Horsesing Around With Art competition. Swan named his winning piece “The Bath”, which depicts the racehorse “Rock Your World”. The 11th grader was greeted by crowds of people when she received the news, claiming her reward of a dozen red roses and a ‘Spring Race Day Experience’. table on Millionaires Row for a day, a race named after Swan and the opportunity for the 11th grader to present a trophy to the winning horse of his race in the Winner’s Circle.The Mercy’s Art Department Academy will also receive a $500 prize to be used for art supplies. This is the Derby Museum’s 36th Annual Horseing Around With Art competition presented by WinStar. The contest encourages students to show their perspective on The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. HAWA is open to public, private, or parochial Louisville Metro students in grades 1-12. Any teacher or school representative is eligible to present student work. A total of $6,300 is awarded to the art departments of the winning schools, and the artwork helps students build their college portfolios. Student work will be exhibited in the museum’s Carl F. Pollard Gallery. from January 21 to March 20. Swan’s art will be exhibited next year. For more information, click here. WLKY reporter Alex Durham took a look inside the exhibit and spoke to some of the other winners chosen in this year’s competition. at St. Matthews Elementary, Jasmine Dabney received a Millinery Fashion Award. In her fourth year at Farmer Elementary, Evelyn Goodman received a Millinery Fashion Award. In her fifth year at Louisville Classical Academy, Caroline Case received a Millinery Fashion Award. Junior at Mercy Academy, Lily Swan received the grand prize with her oil painting.

A Mercy Academy student had a big surprise at school this week.

Lily Swan was called out of class on Thursday morning to find out she was the grand prize winner of the Derby Museum’s Horsesing Around With Art competition.

Swan named his winning piece “The Bath”, which depicts the racehorse “Rock Your World”.

The 11th grader was greeted by crowds of people when she received the news, claiming her reward of a dozen red roses and a ‘spring race day experience’.

This package includes a table on Millionaires Row for one day, a race named after Swan, and the opportunity for the Grade 11 student to present a trophy to the winning horse of their race in the Winner’s Circle.

Mercy Academy’s art department will also receive a $500 prize to be used for art supplies.

This is the Derby Museum’s 36th Annual Horseing Around With Art competition presented by WinStar. The contest encourages students to show their perspective on the best two minutes in sports.

HAWA is open to public, private, or parochial students in Metro Louisville in grades 1-12. Any teacher or school representative is eligible to submit student work.

A total of $6,300 is awarded to the art departments of the winning schools, and the artwork helps students build their college portfolios.

Student work will be on display in the museum’s Carl F. Pollard Gallery from January 21 to March 20.

Swan’s art will be exhibited next year.

For more information, click here.

WLKY reporter Alex Durham took a look inside the exhibit and spoke to some of the other winners chosen in this year’s competition.

Kennedy Leonard, a freshman at Norton Elementary, received the WinStar award, while fourth-grader Cora Hicks received a Millinery Fashion award.

A fourth-grade student at St. Matthews Elementary, Jasmine Dabney received a Millinery Fashion Award.

A fourth-grade student at Farmer Elementary, Evelyn Goodman received a Millinery Fashion Award.

A fifth-grade student at the Louisville Classical Academy, Caroline Case received the Millinery Fashion Award.

Junior at Mercy Academy, Lily Swan received the grand prize with her oil painting.

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