Stafan can draw????  Who knew. 


Stafan with the school board.
Stafan Allen was selected as a finalist in the 63rd Annual Symphony in Color art competition.  Symphony in Color is a children's art competition sponsored by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association.  It is a state wide competition that is open to grades first through sixth.  Students listen to  music selections from the Orchestra's current season and give their visual interpretation of the music.

Ian, Destiny and Stafan were selected out of 388 entries from 65 schools representing 22 counties throughout Indiana.  The ISO Association estimated that about 18,000 students participated in the program this year.  A panel of judges selected 100 finalists for exhibition.  Ian, Destiny and Stafan's artwork will be exhibited at the Indiana State Museum from April 1 - May 4.  The purpose of this program is to encourage children to appreciate symphonic music and use their imagination to interpret the music through visual art.

 Symphony in Color Young People’s art contest for children in grades K – 6, presented by Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association.
Symphony in Color is an enrichment program of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association offering a unique blending of symphonic music and visual arts.   Involving more than 30,000 Indiana school children each year, it culminates in a juried exhibition at the Hilbert Circle Theatre and the Indiana State Museum.

 Each year, five musical selections are chosen from the current Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra concert season. One hundred finalists and 36 blue ribbon winners are then selected from the thousands of pieces of art entered, and one entry will receive the Renato Pacini Award and be put on display in the Hilbert Circle Theatre for an entire year. A Maestro Award is given to the teacher with the most finalists. Also, at a fundraising Premier Party, guests vote to choose the People’s Choice Award from among the blue ribbon winners.


Stafan with two of the winners.  Sorry the museum has the art work and I haven't even seen it yet, but I will when it goes on display.  



 Here is the amusing part.   We thought it was Lyric who won!  We received a letter in the mail from the museum saying our "child" had won.  It didn't say a name or even mention boy or girl.  The next Sunday at church a lady said, "Congratulations to Lyric getting to show her art at the museum."  Well, that solved that puzzle!  It did for about 2 weeks.  Then, their art teacher called and said it was Stafan.  Stafan???  Stafan can draw?  We knew Lyric had some artistic talent, but Stafan?  Stafan has shown no interest in art to us whatsoever.  Show him any kind of a ball though, and a boy to play with, and he is one happy kid. 

 Turned out their art teacher had submitted Lyric and Stafan's.  He said it was the first time ever he had submitted siblings.  : - )