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Student art on display at Heritage Museum

May 3, 2012

Steve Peterson and Robin Rose of Minneapolis, Minn. stopped by the Heritage Museum and viewed the Big Spring High School Student Art Show on Wednesday. The display will be up until May 15. (HERALD photo/Amanda Moreno)

Great artists have to start somewhere.

Heritage Museum and Big Spring High School art students are running with that idea. The Big Spring High School Student Art Show will be on display in the museum gallery until May 15.

During this time, the public will have access to viewing more than 100 works from local students.

“The works are examples of various assignments given throughout the school year,” said BSHS Art Teacher Judy Tereletsky. “Each student was asked to pick at least one item to display.”

The exhibit includes several medias and topics, including paintings and sculptures. Some of the topics touched upon in the collection are optical illusions, observations of nature, pop art and Egyptian art. Mediums include watercolors, abstract, ceramic pottery and others.

“We have various forms of art displayed here,” Heritage Museum Curator Tammy Schrecengost said. “This is the second year. It is a great way to encourage the kids to continue to create and put their imagination to use. You never know when one of these students might become the next big artist or use their work to contribute to the community when they grow up. It gives the community an opportunity to see what's on the horizon.”

The display is open during normal museum hours, Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children. For those wanting to view only the art exhibit in the gallery, there is no admission charge.

“The Heritage Museum has always been a strong supporter of the visual arts and graciously offered the museum as a venue this year,” Tereletsky said. “Visual art is probably the quietest form of fine arts and deals with individual and internal ideas, views and solutions to revealing emotions and observations. This gives the students a chance to shine.”

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