Boardman hosts 67th annual Visual Arts Show

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Sam Larkin posed next to the chest he created that was on display May 17 at Boardman High School's Visual Arts Show.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.A variety of artwork was on display at the Boardman Visual Art's Show on May 16 and 17 at Boardman High School.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Art from students in a variety of classes at Boardman High School was on display on May 16 and 17 at the school's annual Visual Arts Show.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Boardman High School students gathered in the school's gymnasium on May 17 for the school's Visual Arts Show.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Boardman High School students gathered in the school's gymnasium on May 17 for the school's annual Visual Arts Show.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

Boardman High School hosted its 67th annual Visual Arts Show on May 16 and 17.

Community members gathered at the school’s gymnasium Thursday to see the work of high school students throughout the year.

Students and teachers rotated through the show on Friday.

“The parents were very impressed with the work that the students do,” said art teacher Alyssa Birch.

Students in each of the school’s art classes were on display, including more than 1,000 projects.

This included studio art, digital art and wood classes.

“It went very well,” said art teacher Amanda Bero. “We had a large crowd, I think it gets larger every year.”

The focus of the show was the school’s AP boards, set up by the AP art students.

Birch said the students do 24 projects throughout the year, and pick their favorite pieces to put together on a board of their own at the art show.

Most AP students chose a theme for their projects, adding an explanation of their motivations.

“These are the projects that the community really is impressed by,” Birch said. “Because these students are immensely talented.”

Wood four student and senior Sam Larkin had a number of projects on display at the show.

He said that he enjoyed his four years in wood classes, and the freedom to choose his own projects that woods four had offered.

“It’s a fun skill, and it’s useful to have in life,” Larkin said.

Other wood students had terra-cotta chairs and tables on display at the event.

Along with the paintings and digital art, students also displayed sculptures and other projects.

Judges Tyler Calpin, Taylor Phelan chose a number of recipients of gold and silver keys at the show.

Awards from the Mahoning County Art Show were also on display.

“We have a lot of award winning students, and I think of this as a way to honor them as well,” Birch said.

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