Featured Student Artist: Rylee Noe

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Rylee NoeRylee Noe has been drawing ever since she can remember. According to her parents, she would color in the lines of coloring books without being told to do so when she was little. Her art, The Egyptian was selected as a Top Ten Winner in our Fall 2014 national art contest for students in grades K-12.

Rylee has always been interested in drawing animals from a young age, especially cats. She explains, “The Egyptian was prompted by a school assignment that was to pick an animal and a time period. We had to reflect this time period in the artwork through the animal’s clothing/jewelry and the frame. So, I chose a cheetah because I am interested in their anatomy; I love that they appear delicate and graceful, but are also very powerful. I chose Ancient Egypt as the time period because I thought the detailed, gold jewelry would look nice with the tones of the cheetah’s fur.”

Rylee’s career path in the future is uncertain, but she knows it will include art because it is a part of who she is.

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To learn more about our national art contests, visit www.celebratingart.com.

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