Student work showcased at art show

Displays are featured at the All-County High School Art Show.

High school students across the county have artwork featured at the All-County High School Art Show at the Warren Public Library in the Wetmore Gallery.

The All-County High School Art Show has displayed student artwork for several decades. The students select the artwork displayed from the works they have created throughout the school year. There are 12 different categories of work, including 2D and 3D pieces. The show is juried, and awards were given in each category for first, second, third, and honorable mention.

Heather Walters, the current head of the school district’s art department, described the show as “not just a platform for showcasing talent but also a profound learning experience for our students.” She noted it “elicits a mix of nervousness and excitement from the students … their pride in their creations is palpable, a testament to their dedication and hard work.”

The honor of Best in Show belongs to Cricket Branstrom, an Eisenhower High School senior who plans to continue her passion for art after high school by attending Marist College in Florence, Italy, for Conservation Studies.

This year, a new category, the People’s Choice, and awarding a ribbon to the winner. Visitors to the gallery can scan the QR code and enter their vote for their favorite artwork. The People’s Choice Ribbon will be awarded on Tuesday.

Photo by Jessica McElhaney Cricket Branstrom won best in show.

The show is open to the public through May 18 during regular library hours.


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