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Students to showcase work in art show

Variety of programs, mediums, to be displayed
With “We Are Here Art & Design Showcase” approaching, freshman Morgan Wireman compiles her artwork. Her interests are displayed through the theme of her artwork and colorful pallet. “I think it’s really cool since I like to show my art off to people,” Wireman said. “I like really colorful and bright things so I decided to do candy because there are a bunch of different colors.”

Wanting to show the artistic ability of our school, art teachers Brandon Lafountain and Rachel Guichard are hosting the “We Are Here Art & Design Showcase.” Compared to the previous art show, there will be more program areas and classes represented.

“I’m an art teacher, so it’s a no-brainer for me to want to display my students’ artwork,” Lafountain said. “I feel that one of the major reasons we want to do an art show is because we have very talented students on campus. It’s really important to showcase the artistic ability of our students that may not be in an art class.”

The event will take place in the ballroom on Dec. 5 from 5- 7 p.m. The art teachers are looking at the best of every project to determine what art will be displayed in the art show.

“This is a high school art class and one of the best high schools in the county. I expect awesomeness and incredibly neat work,” Guichard said. “I have so many kids come in and say they tried but I want to hear that they gave it their all.”

Freshman Sage Leszczynki made an Ugly Doll that they hand sewn with buttons and different patterns from design crafts.

“I’m very excited to have my work in the art show because it makes me feel proud of what I did,” Leszczynski said. “It’s really creative and detailed work, it took a lot of time to get it done.”

There are many different types of work that will be showcased, as well as many programs that will be participating in this, including Fashion Design.

“I made a fanny pack for Fashion and I honestly struggled a bit with that, it was hard to make,” freshman Laila Rogers said. “We had to make it from scratch so it was a tedious process.”

Due to the lack of event advertising from the previous year, Lafountain prepared early by putting up posters and advertisements to draw interest.

“I wish I could put more time into it last year, but it was kind of last minute,” Lafountain said. “I feel that we produced something pretty incredible and I’m just excited that it’s happening and excited to see how it continues.”

Each class participating in the event will have their own space to showcase their projects. The art that does not meet the expectations will not be displayed in the art show.

“Come see what they’re also doing in these art electives and maybe you would be interested in taking one yourself next year,” Guichard said. “It might be a good deciding factor if this class is a good fit for you or not.”

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