An Artist With a Bright Future
Lebanese PAX student and her award-winning painting at a Detroit fine arts festival
Rim and her award-winning art: the Lebanese exchange student earned the top prize at a suburban Detroit fine arts festival.

Honorary Michigander draws attention with artistic ability

We knew our student Rim was an artist even before she arrived from Lebanon. Her mom emailed us some of her paintings during the “getting acquainted” period before she came to live with us. It was no surprise when she signed up for painting class, followed by an advanced painting class for the second semester. We were happy to find out one of her paintings of downtown Grand Rapids, MI, was chosen to display at a local restaurant. But that couldn't prepare us for how proud we were of her when her painting received first place in the Livonia Fine Arts Festival! Although we'll miss Rim when she leaves us in just a few short weeks, we look forward to watching where her art takes her in the coming years!

—Allison Johnson (MI), host mom of Rim (YES, Lebanon)