Recent Minden High School graduate Chris Batton is the recipient of the Cultured Pearl Scholarship for 2021.
The scholarship, sponsored by Cultural Crossroads of Minden, will be awarded at an upcoming gallery event from 5 until 7 p.m., June 5, at The Farm on the corner of E. Union and Talton streets.
Batton has been a long-time student of Jennifer Heard, who teaches weekly art classes at The Farm.
“Chris has an immense passion for the Arts,” said Cultural Crossroads member Brandi Cade. “For this reason, the Board of Directors has voted that he be awarded this scholarship.”
During the gallery event showcasing his work, Batton will be presented his award with family and friends in attendance. Light refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend the first gallery showing at The Farm in several years.
“There will be more to come later this year featuring a diverse selection of local artists,” Cade said.