This was a problem that cropped up last year when the Janice Mason Art Museum had its opening for the annual Trigg County Middle and High School art show. Normally, an opening lasts from 6 to 8 p.m., and it’s plenty of time for all involved. Last year, though, several high school artists weren’t ready to go when eight o’clock rolled around, said Museum Administrator Paula Lisowsky. So to avoid pushing anyone out the door, this year’s Feb. 8 opening will be an hour-and-a-half longer, ending at 9:30.
“It’s always just really awesome,” Lisowsky said. “The students are always so proud to show off their talent.”
As well they should be. The pieces show off a range of styles, subject matter and colors. Some pictures are pencil drawings, some are oil paintings and others are done with colored or black chalk. They range from recreations of historical photos to inanimate objects to celebrity portraits.
High school art teacher Mary Lear said that her students will again have much to show, although it won’t be quite as much as this year. This is because the school used to have a modified block schedule, which meant that half of her art classes were already finished by last February. Although every class now meets throughout the year, there will still be plenty to see, she said.
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