Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College (Eastern) will host middle school and high school student artwork shows in its Eagle’s Nest Gallery through May 24.
“Having student artwork adorn our walls is a reflection of the talent in our community,” said Dr. Chuck Terrell, President of Eastern. “These young artists inspire us to continue expanding our horizons. We are honored to display their work here at Eastern.” The county-wide student art show, which has run for at least 20 years, is organized by the Friends of the Hardy County Public Library in conjunction with Hardy County art teachers, and gives area sixth to eighth grade students a chance to share their work with the public in a gallery setting.
“These shows are important because they highlight the wonderful invention and creative expression of the students of Hardy County,” said visual art teacher Jack McCullough. “The work is a joy to see.”
A reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
In March, 250 works of art were submitted for a kindergarten through fifth grade show, showcasing the works of students from Moorefield Elementary, Moorefield Intermediate and East Hardy Early Middle schools. One-hundred fifty art pieces were submitted by students from Moorefield Middle and East Hardy Middle school and high school students in April.