Art show supports school art programs

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The second AID Upstate/Greenville County High School Art Show, recently held at People’s National Bank, garnered $2,042 in sales for 27 pieces of original artwork by Greenville County students. The artists received 70 percent of the asking price of their artworks and their school programs received 30 percent of the profit for their art programs. Two Woodmont students, Bianca Labrada and Kierra Sherman had artwork in the show.

Kimberly Spears, Executive Director of the Anderson County Arts Council, was the juror for the exhibition. Her choice of “Best in Show” was Fine Arts Center student Clairie Randall’s oil pastel, “Surfside.” Spears said this piece captured her attention and it kept drawing her back to enjoy the subject matter, composition and adept handling of the media. “I was impressed by several works that exhibited originality and creativity. It was a difficult process to choose, because the work exhibited is first quality and your peers are very gifted. The overall exhibit reflects well of the programs and teachers involved too. It is a great example of student work that would rival some of the professional shows in the area,” she said.