Friday, April 29, 2011

Clayton High School Student Art Show at The Clayton Center in May

Thirty to 40 Clayton High School art students will exhibit their art in May in a show sponsored by Clayton Visual Arts.

The show at The Clayton Center will have pieces from young artists in grades 10 through 12. Their art teachers are Jane Roberts and Crystal Seagroves.

The work will encompass a variety of media—acrylics, watercolor, color pencil, ink, oil pastels, graphics, paper mosaic and mixed media.

Subject matter will vary from self-portraits to abstracts, graphic design, architectural painting, radial designs and illuminated letters.

This year, photographer Sue Mitchner of Zoom-In Photography donated time to take photographs throughout Clayton that she gave to the art classes for students to paint from. These works will be a highlight of the show for townspeople.

Mitchner also invited Roberts’ students to a studio sitting, and they used those photographs to paint self-portraits.

In the fall, students worked with artist Allen Montague and learned how to paint an iris and a window box.

Several students have participated in previous student art shows, including the Woman’s Club arts and crafts exhibit in January and last year’s CHS art show in May 2010.

A free, meet-the-young-artists reception will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the lobby of The Clayton Center, sponsored by Clayton Visual Arts. Light refreshments will be served—cookies, fruit, cheese and punch.

Everyone is invited, adults and young people alike.

The student show will run May 3-31 and also is free and open to the public. The center is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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