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Louisa Arts Center celebrates local young artists

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Louisa County High School student Jillian Quandt’s Paper Dragon attracted the eyes of attendees with her use of three-dimensional artwork.

The Louisa County Arts Center recently held its 10th annual Celebrating Young Artists opening, showcasing art from local students.

The arts center partners with Louisa County Public Schools to display student artwork each year.

“The art teachers have their program,” Christine Corrieri, arts center development and communications director, said. “Then, with our gallery committee, they coordinate to choose students from those programs, and it includes all the elementary, middle and high school students. And every year it’s a little bit different.”

More than 50 pieces of art from a wide range of mediums including sculptures, collages and craft projects, watercolor, oil, pastels and even finger-paint were selected for this year’s opening.

Once the gallery opened on the evening of Nov. 30, it quickly filled with student artists, their teachers, staff and aesthetes from around the community who came to see what the students had created. Laura Foussekis, gallery committee chair, said that the event is “usually their biggest of the year.”

Louisa County Public Schools Superintendent Doug Straley said he was impressed by the quality of the artwork being exhibited.

“We have so many students with amazing talent,” Straley said. “It’s so nice to see it displayed and have it enjoyed by the community. We’re fortunate to have a place like the arts center to be able to make this all possible.”

To read the entire story, see the Dec. 14 edition of The Central Virginian.