Holocaust Art Winner
Model freshman takes third place in Holocaust art contest
Posted on 03/21/2014
Chandler Adams
Chandler Adams, a freshman at Model High School, has placed third in the high school art division of the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust contest.  The competition consisted of three categories: art, music and writing.  Adams' winning drawing titled Seeker's Hope was his artistic expression of the contest's question, "What are the lessons of the Holocaust?" that entries were to address.  Adams and other winners in the contest will be honored at the Days of Remembrance ceremony at the state capitol on Friday, May 2. 

Adams' drawing depicts a woman holding her child.  The two are hidden by branches with hope written in different languages behind them.  "The idea of the drawing was that the one emotion that got people through the Holocaust was their hope in a better future for their children and their faith in God," commented Adams. "Hopefully, it will teach others in the future the impact and importance of hope."     

Adams is active in the arts at Model and in the community.  He loves to act, sing, paint and draw. Adams participates in the marching band and concert band at Model High and he is currently preparing for the Model musical The Fantasticks.  The Model play will run Friday through Sunday, March 28-30 with shows at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  Sunday's show will be at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are $7.00.  Adams is also active in Rome Little Theater and has appeared in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Babes in Toyland; Peter Pan; Charlotte's Web; The Wizard of Oz; It's a Wonderful Life; and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Adams plans to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design after graduation and pursue a career in art education.     

Photos:  Chandler Adams
Artwork: Seeker's Hope