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DeKalb art show opens Friday

posted May 1, 2014, 7:23 AM by webmaster dhs   [ updated May 1, 2014, 7:24 AM ]
From the Star--Auburn--The spring art show at DeKalb High School will showcase the work of artists from 2013-2014 school year, and for some students the work of their entire high school career.
     The art students have spent the week preparing, and designing the displays for the annual DeKalb High School Spring Art Show.
     The show will be open to the public Friday  from 6-9:30 p.m., Saturday from 6-9:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
     During the show, baked goods from the Art League also will be available for purchase.
     Senior art student Annabelle Vanhorn said she appreciates the guidance the art department ;has provided during her four years of school.
     "It's nice to have something for people who aren't physically or musically talented." Vanhorn said.
     Her favorite medium is acrylic painting, though most of her pieces on display are watercolor paintings and drawings.
     Vanahorn will be joined by fellow senior art students Dyllian Fender, Shalyn Bowman, Grace Kessler, Celina Timmerman, Baylee Theis, Abby Garman, Alora Swafford, Ryan Fox, Macy Shutt, Chelsea Kidder, Dana Swoveland, Paullette Schiffli, Bradly Middaugh, Mary Willhelm, Alyssa Clark, Alyssa Willey, Tyler Littlejohn and Caitlin Aschliman.
     Students from grades 9-12 will showcase watercolor drawings, sculptures, acrylics, photography and other mediums.
     The Scholastic Award winners--whose projects were on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art--also will be included in the show.
     In one project, students were required to paint an object and photograph the finished piece, said junior Teddy Lepley of Waterloo.  The project was Lepley's favorite.  He chose to paint his family and took portraits of his sister and mother.  He won a Scholastic Award for his pieces, and the photographs were displayed at the Fort Wayne Museum of art.
     In his display, Leley will feature a charcoal drawing of his great-grandmother and a watercolor of his sister titled "Veiled in Technology." 
     Lepley said he plans to take summer classes so that he can take more art classes during his senior year.