AES art show displays talents of second grade

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The second-grade classes at the AES have art class once a week for the entire school year. Throughout that time, they make several different types of artwork.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Many families came to the second-grade art show in the school's gymnasium. The students could see their artwork and that of their peers, as well as take photos in the photo area. Pictured, Ava Dragich and Brady Fink placed their heads in the displays for a picture.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The art teachers at the AES were pleased with the turn out of the art show. Families filled the gymnasium and supported the artistic side of their children.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Art teachers Lauren Sheridan and Andra LaMarca wanted to showcase the work of the second-grade students as a gift to them before they move on to third grade at the intermediate school. Each of the second-grade students had at least one piece on display during the event.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Austintown Elementary School hosted a second-grade art night. The night showcased many works from all second-graders in the school. Pictured, Ziara Kennedy stood next to her artwork.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

Austintown Elementary School hosted an art show for the second-grade students at the school on May 9.

Art teachers Lauren Sheridan and Andra LaMarca decided to showcase the artwork as a farewell to the students and to promote the arts, as the second grade is the ending grade in the school since the intermediate school houses the third grade students.

“Austintown supports the arts from the bottom up,” said LaMarca. The exhibit was their way of supporting the students’ creative and artistic sides.

They had at least one piece from every student in the second grade, totalling near 750 pieces. They set up the projects by classroom, so many of the same pieces of art were near each other. They had a discussion question near each set of projects. They also had a photo area for the parents to take pictures of their children.

The show took place in the gymnasium, which was filled tight with attendees. Sheridan said she was pleased with the “awesome turn out” and said that it is great seeing parents support the students.

Each student in the school has art once a week throughout the full school year. The teachers try to expose the students to various types of art.

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