Toronto high school art show set for March 20

TORONTO -The annual high school fine arts night is set for 6 p.m. on March 20 at the city junior/senior high school.

The event will include art created by sixth- through 12th-graders, according to Maureen Taggart, high school principal and communications coordinator.

“This is our annual art exhibit,” said Taggart, adding art will be posted throughout the building. “It will be followed by a junior-senior high school choir concert at 7:30 p.m. Amanda Speece, our art teacher, is having her pupils and students studying artists and their techniques.”

Some of the artists being studied include Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe and Salvador Dali, Taggart added.

“Some of the projects they’ve completed this year are mixed media collages, portraits, pop art, mono prints, still life drawings, acrylic landscape paintings on canvas and watercolor paintings,” she said. “For the fine art show (Speece) lets the pupils and students pick the art they wish to enter. She will have those visiting the show pick their favorite piece.”

Also, Speece has been featuring a student or pupil artists of the week, said Taggart. She added those picked have their art displayed outside the art room.

“The purpose of fine arts night is to encourage an appreciation of fine arts,” Taggart continued, adding the art show is free, while the choir concert is $5 at the door. “This week some of the pupils and students are displaying their art at Eastern Gateway Community College. That show is being judged by members of the Steubenville Art Association.”

For information, call (740) 537-2442.