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Students' creative art displayed at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

May 13, 2012|By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com
  • Philip Shaer rounds a corner in Washington County Museum of Fine Arts where middle and senior high school art students have their works displayed. He is an art teacher at E. Russell Hicks Middle School. The pieces in the foreground are by South Hagerstown High School students.
By Kevin G. Gilbert/Staff Photographer

Springfield Middle School student Nick Andreaccio showed off his piece of artwork Sunday — a piece of thin metal with his image carved in it.

The creation, one of about 1,500 that are being exhibited at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts as part of an annual public schools art display, showed a boy with blue hair, a green face and a purple shirt.

Andreaccio said he made the image by pressing a pencil into the soft metal.

Then, he made the different colors in the piece by melting different colored crayons and pouring the waxy material in the mold.

Andreaccio said the artwork is representative of just one of his creative interests, which also include playing piano and writing.

At another display, Katie Clark, a student at Boonsboro Middle School, said one of her class assignments was to create an image of a guitar, then use an album to come up with a design concept.

The 13-year-old student chose “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles.

There was references to the album on the guitar, but Clark also slipped in the memorable image from the Abbey Road album showing the four members of the band making their way through a crosswalk.

“I like being creative with everything,” said Clark, adding that she has dabbled in a variety of art forms, including sculpture, in public school.

Every year, the museum showcases top student art from Washington County Public Schools in two different exhibits.

Art from elementary-school students was exhibited at the museum from April 21 to May 6. The middle- and high-school art exhibit opened Saturday and included an opening reception Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit continues until May 20.

An awards ceremony for student artwork will be held at the museum Thursday at 6:30 p.m., museum Director Rebecca Massie Lane said.

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