Two GCPS Students’ Artwork Selected for Spring First Lady’s Gallery Exhibition First Lady Yumi Hogan Continues Tradition, Which Began in 2015

Mar 24, 2022

Two Garrett County Public Schools (GCPS) students’ pieces of artwork were selected for exhibition in the Spring First Lady’s Gallery. Kayli Broadwater, a senior at Northern Garrett High School, was selected for her piece titled “Let it Fly.” In addition, Shane Sisler, an eighth-grade student at Southern Garrett Middle School, was selected for his piece titled “Portrait with Mask.”

For her piece, Ms. Broadwater used media consisting of charcoal, colored pencils, and India ink. For his selection, Mr. Sisler solely used charcoal. Their work, along with all other selections, will be on virtual display for six months. The show was curated by Austin Ubannwa, and may be viewed online. School superintendent Barbara Baker stated, “Please join me in congratulating Ms. Broadwater and Mr. Sisler on this achievement. I encourage students, parents, and the community to view these two outstanding pieces of artwork. We are honored to have two students selected for this recognition!”
This is a bi-annual exhibition of artwork by Maryland students. The exhibition was adjudicated, and three awards were given for outstanding accomplishments in visual arts. Ms. Broadwater and Mr. Sisler are two of only thirty-eight selections from across the state.