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‘Picture the Music’ on display at Cultural Arts Centre

Artwork of the top 100 finalists in the 30th annual Picture the Music competition will be on display at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre April 6-19.

The competition is organized by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association. 

Madelyn Fries, a fourth-grade student at Emge Elementary in O’Fallon received a Maestro Award for her entry into the competition. Maestro Awards are given to the top pieces of art in two age division: kindergarten through third grade, and grades four through six. 

Presented by the Employees Community Fund of Boeing, Picture the Music is a free, cross-curricular art competition. This year, 12,200 students from 66 schools discovered Khachaturian’s “Waltz from Masquerade Suite” and submitted 407 paintings and drawings that expressed the thoughts and emotions the music evoked for them. A panel of seven judges with backgrounds in art and music selected the top 100 finalists in a blind review process. 

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