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Northview students take part in area art show

Monday, May 12, 2008

Northview freshman Blake Wylie shows off his ceramic artwork during the Second Annual Bridgeton Student Art Show Saturday.
BRIDGETON -- The creative abilities of some Northview students was shown at the Second Annual Bridgeton Student Art Show.

"This was the first time I have been part of an art show outside of school," senior Kayla Pugh said. "It feels good that my teacher picked my quail pot to be presented."

Art teachers Brett Haviland and Amy Taylor entered a total of 16 pieces into the show.

"This is the first year we submitted entries," Haviland said. "The students worked really hard all year on their projects and I think they did a nice job."

The show features numerous pictures and paintings from schools around the Wabash Valley, while the majority of Northview's entries were ceramic art.

For some of the students, just being in the show was unexpected.

"It came as a bit of a shock that my art was going to be shown off," sophomore Megann Douglas said. "I've really enjoyed being in the class and I would like to do this again."

For student-teacher Jessie McCormick, who recently graduated from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, it was a joy to see so many pieces of art come from the ones she helped.

"It is really exciting to see the students' artwork be out in the community for all to see in a public show," she said. "I am really proud of all of them and enjoy seeing them come out to look at their art, as well as others."

The sense of pride was also felt by freshman Blake Wylie.

"I kind of have a thing for cherry blossom trees, which inspired my entry," he said. "It makes me proud to be a part of this and I would like to do it again."

The experience has even inspired Pugh to continue making art after she graduates.

"I also took ceramics as a sophomore and even though I plan to go to college for cooking, I would like to get a kiln so I can do this at home," she said.

Northview will be hosting its own art show this Thursday, at 7 p.m., in the Auditorium, which will showcase approximately 175 pieces of student art.

The Northview High School Drama and Choir students will present "100 Years of Broadway following the art show at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free to both events.

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