Liberty community celebrates student art at annual Art Show

Dozens of parents followed behind their children who eagerly pointed out their artistic masterpieces on Thursday, May 28 during the second annual Liberty Elementary and Middle School Art Show.

Students of the Liberty Elementary and Middle Schools have been working all year creating works of art. To celebrate their accomplishments, their artwork will be on display at Liberty Public Library for two weeks from May 28-June 12.

Many community members attended the exhibits opening reception on May 28 to celebrate the artistic talent and skill of the elementary and middle school students.

The Liberty Elementary and Middle School Art Show Youth Art Month was created in 2014 by the Liberty Art Department and Liberty Public Library as a way to emphasize the value of art education and to encourage support for quality art programs.

In this exhibit, dozens of works of art in different media displayed the creative expression and made by each of the elementary and middle school students from the Liberty Central School District.

At the reception, Zac Shavrick, metal sculptor and Liberty graduate, demonstrated his metal sculpting technique. Shavrick is well known for his colorful, 10-foot creation, “Ed”, located near the town building on North Main Street in Liberty.

Attendees also admired the painted storybook chairs that were specially designed and painted by National Art Honor Society students at Liberty High School. The themed chairs include Harry Potter, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and The Lorax, to name a few.

The high school artists who worked on the chair project were Jade Balser, Jenna Blank, Alison DeFrank, Paula Doty, Phoenix Feldman, Esther Fitzgerald, Naomi Fitzgerald, Imani Kelly, Kat Johnston, Madison McKiernan, Kiri Milling, Maria Symanski and Sierra Thomas.

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