Friday, February 24, 2012

Eighth graders get ready for Youth Art Month exhibit

All of the 6 - 12 students enrolled in art at OHS, as well as the high school graphic design students, are getting ready for the Youth Art Month exhibit at the Clearwater Memorial Public Library.  There will be an opening reception for community and family members on Thursday, March 8, from

Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education for all young people and to encourage support for quality school art programs.  Throughout the United States, art exhibits and activities are held in March to showcase student artwork and show the value of developing young people’s artistic capabilities.

Art teacher, Sandy Goffinet stated, “The eighth graders’ flower paintings were inspired by artist, Georgia O’Keeffe, from an article in Scholastic Arts magazine. The student artists really liked the large format paintings.  They planned well, did preliminary drawings, and enjoyed mixing the colors and painting.  Several of their paintings will be in the Youth Art Month Exhibit. We pick one strong piece from each student for this exhibit and display artwork from the varied lessons we’ve had this school year.”

The Orofino eighth grade art class shows their flower paintings. Pictured (l to r) are: front row, art students Quenton Riccomini, Morgan Byrd, Jared Lytle, Cody Furnish, and Dustin Wilson; middle row, Bree Anderson, Ciera Parker, Casie Jensen, Amy Gladhart, Ally Sommers, and Quinn Kendall; back row, Steve Futrell, Emily Burke, Josh Butzman, Dustin Berry, and Sandy Goffinet, art teacher.

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