by Stephanie S. Johnson
Delaware North Cos. and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Interntional Airport showcased student artwork entitled “Phoenix Rising from Peach” from Maynard H. Jackson High School this summer during the completion of the company’s construction project in the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal.
Last Thursday, the painting sold for $450 to a contributor in California and Delaware North Cos. provided an additional $500 to support Maynard H. Jackson High School.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Maynard Jackson’s Fine Arts Program.
I attended the event with Art Instructor Kevin McGannon. I am very proud of the detailed artwork our Maynard Jackson High School student participants submitted for the showcase as ninth and tenth grade students last spring.
I was equally proud to gain potential support at the reception for “Mission Possible 2: Summer Opportunity” from potential student employers from Atlanta’s Corporate Community attending the Delaware North reception Thursday evening.
Maynard H. Jackson High School looks forward to a lasting partnership with Delaware North Cos. and Hartsfield-Jackson.
Student artists contributing to the painting that sold included:
- Reid Rosbottom
- Cherisse Nelson
- Raquon Owns
- Delfina Booth
- Ivan Silva
- Tamai Shealey
- Brenda Ontivelos
- Griffin Ramsey
- Tyra Nowels
- Tea Antigiovanni
- Shanda Strong.
Ms. Johnson is principal of Jackson High School.