‘Large Art’ by high school students to be featured in art gallery

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A show of paper mache sculptures by Donna Paige’s Switzerland County High School art students opens on Friday April 1st, at Signatures Art Gallery in downtown Vevay. The art display will be shown from 6-9 p.m.

The assignment was to create “Large Art” with a limit of three feet in any one dimension. Amazing creatures emerged such as elephant, fish, butterfly, cat and caterpillar.

A giraffe head by Daniel Welch looks across at a spotted frog, created by Amanda Wilhoite. Jesse Howdyshell diverged from the group by doing a detailed sculpture of a snowboarder. Joey Abrams, who likes the King Arthur myths, made a dragon, and Mrs. Paige herself is exhibiting a desert dragon lizard.

The colorful sculptures will be displayed on the floor, walls, on pedestals and hanging from the ceiling. In addition to paper mache several pieces of ceramic art are included in the show.

The live music for the evening will be provided by the “LB Arney trio” from Kentucky on Main Street.

Demonstrating quick sketch portraits at The Mercantile on Ferry Street will be artist Ann Farnsley. Bill Wiseman moves outside under the canopy of the front porch with his dulcimer and oney board.

In conjunction with the student show at Signatures, other students of Mrs. Paige’s are exhibiting pastels in the main hallway at the Switzerland County Courthouse. This show will also hang through the month of April.

Other “First Friday” activities include free carriage rides, shopping, and dining out.

For more information or directions call the Switzerland County Visitors Center at 427-3237 or I-800-HelloVV.