Eight Highland students, under the guidance of their art teacher Renee Vandevander, combined their best works into an art exhibit currently showing at the Highland County Public Library, through June 3, 2016.
Here is a selection of their varied styles and techniques:
Each of the students prepared an artist statement describing their favorite art media and what drawing or painting means to them. Cheyenne stated that art helps her to “express myself and the way I feel about things around me.” Rhonda dedicated her drawings to “Highland and the agriculture community.” David likes colored pencils and paint to draw cars, “something I know (an) awful lot about…” Zoe prefers pencil and finds pride and satisfaction in a drawing well done. Lacey enjoys water color and acrylic because “I like the way the colors flow across the paper and the way they blend.” Crissy enjoys drawings because it allows her creative mind to express itself. Mallory states that drawing is a form of relaxation for her. Gillian’s favorite pastime is drawing, “a way to express your feelings in a tangible form – a way of permanently fossilizing your emotions on paper.”