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2017 Art Show Students showed off their storytelling through incredible artwork at the 2017 Art Show on Thursday evening at Columbia High School. Families and community members viewed the different exhibits which highlighted many different types of artwork, such as drawings, paintings, cartoons, ceramics and photography.

“Once again we celebrated the amazing work of our art students,” said Columbia art teachers Patti LeRoy, Andrea Neiman and Valerie Gordon. “We are so grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support from community members who were in attendance. As teachers we feel so fortunate to share our passion for the arts with our students.”

As visitors entered the school, they were greeted by an enormous castle in the lobby, which was built by the school’s Technology Department. Children walked inside the castle walls to color pictures designed by Columbia art students.

The Art Show’s theme was “Once Upon a Time: The Art of Storytelling” and it featured more than 1,000 pieces of art.

Mikala Hempstead at Art Show

Mikala Hempstead ’17

“This is the first art show I’ve ever been to,” said Mikala Hempstead ’17, who invited her family to view her artwork. “I like showing what I can do.”

In addition to all of the current students’ artwork, four alumni were invited back to show some of their own work. They fondly remembered participating in the Art Show as students and enjoyed seeing the event continue to flourish.

“It’s really encouraging to see so many people support the arts,” said Jessica Mastrobuono ’12.

Special thanks to all of the district’s art teachers who organized the Art Show, and for bringing out such wonderful talent in our students!

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