Canfield library hosts CHS art show

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.The Canfield library hosted an art show of more than 100 pieces of Canfield High School art students’ pieces on Sept. 22-25.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Canfield High School sophomore Fiona Lally posed next to her art work as she attended the Canfield High School Art Department’s art show at the Canfield library on Sept. 22.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Several pieces of Canfield High School art students’ work were on display at the Canfield library through a partnership with the school and the library on Sept. 22.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

The Canfield High School Art Department and art students have partnered with the Canfield library to host an art show in September for the students. The show opened on Sept. 22, with a reception at the library. The artwork was on display during library hours from Sept. 22-25.

The approximately 100 pieces of art on display were pulled from several students who showed their work at the Canfield High School Art Show in the spring.

The show was organized by Kate Antal and Kevin Hoopes, CHS art teachers, in conjunction with Linda Kucalaba, Canfield library supervisor. All involved were very excited about the partnership and the show.

“We are very excited to partner with the Canfield library. The idea behind this show is to highlight the Canfield High School art students’ work for the community. We wanted the community to be able to see their work, and what better place to hold the show than the library, as it is the center of the community. This partnership is good for both the school and the library and the community gets to see how amazing the Canfield High School Art Department is and how amazing these young artists are,” Antal said.

Kucalaba echoed Antal’s sentiments.

“We are thrilled to have this art show here at the library and to be able to display these young artists’ talents. We are so pleased to be able to bring their art work to the library. It’s a perfect partnership. To be able to bring the school and the library together is wonderful,” Kucalaba said.

According to Antal, a second art show is scheduled for Feb. 16-19, and it will include middle school and elementary art students.

“We have scheduled another art show in February and it will also include Canfield Village Middle School and Hilltop Elementary and C.H Campbell Elementary art students from the current school year,” Antal said.

Kucalaba and the Canfield library are delighted to continue hosting the art shows.

“This is our first Canfield High School art show and we plan to host two a year and include middle school and elementary art students. It is just going to grow with the inclusion of their art and it is another opportunity to share these young artists’ talents with the community,” Kucalaba said.

Antal said the partnership and the shows are all for the art students.

“We want the students to be proud of what they do and we want the give the community an opportunity to be proud of these young artists, too,” Antal said.

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