Student paintings celebrate anniversary of National Churchill Museum

3 weeks 6 hours 43 minutes ago Tuesday, March 05 2019 Mar 5, 2019 Tuesday, March 05, 2019 1:32:00 PM CST March 05, 2019 in News
By: Tatyana Presley, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

FULTON - Tuesday marks the 73rd anniversary of Winston Churchill’s famous “Iron Curtain” speech. He made it as the Soviet Union was cutting off itself and the rest of eastern Europe shortly after World War II.

Mid-Missouri students were asked to create paintings to help celebrate the anniversary of the speech, as the National Churchill Museum at Westminster College marks its 50th year.

The theme of the installation is “Special Relationship”. The term was coined by Churchill during his landmark speech.

“It’s just nice to know that people can see what i’ve done,” said Gavin Baker, a sixth grade artist.

Baker moved from New York to mid-Missouri when he was 7 years old. He said he had a rough time making friends but now loves his new home.

His artwork features a heart with New York state painted in the middle to show that his birth state will always have a place in his heart.

Every student in Callaway County was asked to depict what “Special Relationship” means to them through a painting on a 6x6 canvas. Thousands of paintings were collected.

7th grader Katie Bernicky said, “I painted a flag because I raise money for Central Missouri Honor Flight and I do everything I can for my nation and for families in need.”

She was one of many who volunteered to put the exhibit together. They worked to take pictures, hang canvases, and more.

The director and chief coordinator, Timothy Riley, said people can come to the museum to “be informed and inspired by our youngest citizens who are taking Churchill’s message to their generation and teaching us a thing or two, which is quite remarkable.”

The artwork and meaning behind each individual painting can be found on the National Churchill Museum’s website.

The exhibit is free with museum admission and will remain on view through Sept. 22.

More News

Grid
List
PARIS - The new year is usually filled with resolutions and new beginnings. For one boy, it meant a new... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, March 26 2019 Mar 26, 2019 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:34:00 PM CDT March 26, 2019 in Top Stories
HOWARD COUNTY - Drivers in Howard County can't remember a flooding season this bad since the 90s. "'93 and... More >>
2 hours ago Tuesday, March 26 2019 Mar 26, 2019 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:09:00 PM CDT March 26, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Gas prices have increased 50 cents per gallon since the start of the year. According to GasBuddy Analyst... More >>
2 hours ago Tuesday, March 26 2019 Mar 26, 2019 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:40:00 PM CDT March 26, 2019 in News
CHARITON COUNTY - Prosecutors charged a former Northwestern R-1 High School teacher Monday with having sexual contact with a student.... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, March 26 2019 Mar 26, 2019 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:56:00 PM CDT March 26, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The House approved a bill Monday that could put the Bible in public schools, but not without... More >>
6 hours ago Tuesday, March 26 2019 Mar 26, 2019 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:12:00 PM CDT March 26, 2019 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - Community organizers rallied at the state capitol Tuesday to oppose legislation adding work requirements to some government... More >>
6 hours ago Tuesday, March 26 2019 Mar 26, 2019 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:05:00 PM CDT March 26, 2019 in News
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about an attack have... More >>
10 hours ago Tuesday, March 26 2019 Mar 26, 2019 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:33:00 AM CDT March 26, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia Public Works Department is seeking community input on plans to upgrade and install cameras... More >>
13 hours ago Tuesday, March 26 2019 Mar 26, 2019 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 8:03:00 AM CDT March 26, 2019 in News
Missouri State Representative Rebecca Roeber was taken to the hospital with serious injuries Monday after a Morgan County car crash.... More >>
23 hours ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 10:09:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Monday marked the first day Missourians could apply for Real IDs -- federally compliant IDs. Missouri... More >>
1 day ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 8:00:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Battle High School students are taking a new math class, and it doesn't involve just sitting in a... More >>
1 day ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 7:33:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri filed an appeals brief with the NCAA appeals committee. In the brief, Mizzou... More >>
1 day ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 6:12:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in Sports
COLUMBIA - The federal government's ban on bump stocks goes into effect Tuesday, making Monday the last day to legally... More >>
1 day ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 5:31:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Election candidates met Monday for another round of public talks, this time focusing on policies, accessibility and accommodations... More >>
1 day ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 4:22:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- State representatives gathered Monday to announce the introduction of the Missouri First Step Act later this week. ... More >>
1 day ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 3:04:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Four more people have joined the list of people suing MU Health Care doctors and the Curators of... More >>
1 day ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 2:35:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
COLE COUNTY - The Cole County Sheriff's Office said they seized $20,000 in illegal steroids during a traffic stop Sunday... More >>
1 day ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 1:25:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY -Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at a business in Jefferson City. Firefighters went to... More >>
1 day ago Monday, March 25 2019 Mar 25, 2019 Monday, March 25, 2019 12:17:00 PM CDT March 25, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 49°
10pm 46°
11pm 44°
12am 43°
1am 43°