All-County Art Show to be held virtually

Lilly by Elizabeth K. of Youngsville High School. Dragon by Scarlett A. of Warren Area High School. Garden Scene by Cricket B. of Eisenhower High School. Barn Quilt Square by Victoria C. of Sheffield Area High School. Butterflies and Ballet Shoes by Paige R. of Warren Area High School was voted best in show for the 2021 All-County High School Art Show.

Works by Warren County School District artists are on display now.

The All-County Art Show is being held virtually through Friday, May 21.

“The WCSD Art Department collaborated with the Warren Public Library again this year to host the All-County High School Art Show, but instead of having it in the Wetmore Gallery, due to the pandemic and restrictions when we began the planning process we opted for it to be shown virtually,” Eisenhower High School Art Teacher Jessica McElhaney said.

A total of 74 students submitted 163 works for the exhibition. Each student was permitted to enter no more than three pieces from each art class he or she had taken.

There were 12 categories: painting, drawing (black and white), drawing (color), printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, fibers and textiles, mix media 2D, mix media 3D, jewelry, digital photography, and digital art.

Butterfly and Ballerina Shoes sculpture by Paige R. of Warren Area High School was voted best-in-show.

The following teachers have at least one high school level art class on their schedules: McElhaney, Janelle Turk (Sheffield), Becky Yeager (Warren and Youngsville), Joie Hendricks (Warren), Heather Walters (Youngsville), and Andrew Pollard (Eisenhower).

“I am very proud of our students and honored to share their work with you,” Turk said. “It has been a tough year, with many challenges and constant change, but our students have shown grit and the determination to persevere.”

“This school year has been challenging, but the art students of Warren County School district created beautiful pieces of art work that showed their creativity, thoughts, and inspirations through various artistic mediums,” McElhaney said. “I am proud of our students and the determination they have shown.”

“The Art Room continues to be the place where students of a community come together to support each other’s journey in learning about themselves, each other, and the world around us,” Yeager said. “In this community, there is a safe place to take risks, ask questions, and develop one’s talents. We are grateful for the opportunity to experience this with our students during this unique and growing year.”

Those interested in visiting the show may do so at https://warrenlibrary.org/wcsd-hs-artshow/


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