Library hosts Fitch art show


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.This entire panel of sketches by Kayla Stricklin portrays different characters and their reactions to being drawn at the art show April 15-22.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.This piece of art that was on display in the Austintown library April 15-22 was Gloria Prideman's take on "Little Red Riding Hood."


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.On display at the art show in the Austintown library April 15-22 was this piece of art by Kim Kana, made from intricately woven dream catchers and feathers.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.This ceramic sculpture of a dragon guarding a tower was created by April Arquilla and was on display at the art show at the Austintown library April 15-22.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.These colorful wolves were created by Kristyn Warren, an art student at Austintown Fitch High School.


Art by Austintown Fitch students was on display April 15-22 in the meeting room of the Austintown library for the public. Art styles seen at the event included painting, ceramics, sketches and more.

“We have been offering the art show here at the library for about six years,” said Patti Prentiss, one of the art teachers at Fitch High School. “The library has been very gracious and very accommodating to let us use this space. It’s just the right size and it really makes having an art show for our students much easier. In our school, there isn’t really room for an art show. Here, we can set up and frame everything and it can be here for an entire week.”

Many people in the community also enjoy having the show in the library for a week.

“We have a guest book where people can sign in and write comments. Not everyone signs in and not everyone leaves comments, but the ones we get are always positive,” said Prentiss. “The librarians tell us that they have seen an increased flow of people coming to the library while we are here and many people stop and look at the art.”

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