Austintown hosts second grade art show

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Dearies Douglas posed next to his art work May 7 at Austintown Elementary School's annual Second Grade Art Show.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Art work by Second Graders in Austintown was on display May 8 for the school's annual art show.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Cookies and lemonade were available for free for community members who attended Austintown's annual Second Grade Art Show May 7.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Community members gathered at AES May 7 for the schools showcase of second grade art.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Community members gathered at Austintown Elementary School's gym May 7 for the schools annual Second Grade Art Show.


Austintown Elementary School hosted the second annual Second Grade Art Show on May 8.

Art teachers Lauren Sheridan and Andra LaMarca organized the event.

“The kids are all so proud of the work they do, so we really wanted to showcase that,” LaMarca said.

Each second-grade student at AES had art on display at the event. Students presented paintings, multi-media art projects and even clay sculptures.

“We do a lot throughout the year, and this is a way of showing the community everything the students do in school,” Sheridan said.

During the event students and community members were able to walk around the gymnasium and admire the art.

All second-graders in attendance received a free raffle ticket, which were also on sale for adults.

The schools parent teacher organization also provided free snacks and refreshments to guests in attendance.

“When we held the event last year it was a big success, so it’s something we wanted to be sure to continue,” LaMarca said.

Both LaMarca and Sheridan said that starting the art show was just the tip of the iceberg when it came to plans for the art program at AES.

“We are just going to keep growing, we have a lot of ideas and a lot of things we have planned,” Sheridan said.

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