Clinton Journal | CHS artwork looking to get home

CLINTON — A dozen impressive framed works of art have lined the walls of the Clinton Unit School District’s administrative office over the past few decades and now this piece of art is seeking return to its artist or family.

Twelve award-winning artworks by Clinton High School students were delivered to the Clinton Journal office in hopes that the artist or their family could be found and the artwork returned.

The work includes:

“Still Life”, by Harold Chapman 1985

“Lady”, by Janet Cook, 1986

“The Iris”, by Mandee Bruce, 1987

“Wagon”, by Tami Allen, 1988

“Girl by the Pond”, by Jennifer Griggs, 1990

“In the square”, by Christian Barillas, 1991

“Garden Flowers”, by Jeff Wrage, 1992

“Ducks”, by Susanna Laaksonen, 1993

Latham Cemetery by Lily Walsh, 2002

“Wheelbarrow”, by Amanda Hiter, 2003

“Coffee Cup”, by Evan Gruber, undated

“Railcar” by an unknown artist, undated

“I’m glad to see that we have the ability, with our media partner, to make such an openness to the community to find homes for these works of art, especially if they come back into the hands of the current artist.” said Clinton Superintendent Curt Nettles.

Anyone who knows any of the artists should contact them and share this story. The Journal wishes to return each of the pieces to its artist or his family. The Journal office can be reached at 217-935-3171 and is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Wednesdays and weekends.