Students experience art show with museum display

Most artists can wait a lifetime before seeing their work displayed at a gallery or museum.

Not so for nearly 35 Northgate students whose works will be on display at the John A. Hermann Memorial Museum located on Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue.

The show grew out of a conversation between middle/high school art teacher Lory Farrow and Hermann director Paul Cusick. While district art students toured the John A. Hermann museum, Farrow and Cusick discussed the importance of showcasing student work. Their idea took off, with students enthusiastically creating mostly paintings and drawings, as well as some clay sculptures that will be on display from tonight’s opening through Friday, Feb. 24. 

Senior Alex DiCaprio explained that enthusiasm, saying, “Art lets me be myself. I can create whatever I want.”

Selected art work from students in grades K-12 will be on display and reviewed by a panel of judges.  Among others, Renae Neumeyer, North Allegheny art teacher, Jason Shorr, Seneca Valley art teacher and Bob Huckstein, local Bellevue resident and artist, will assist in assigning awards in different categories, such as Best in Drawing, Best in Painting and Best in Show. 

The show, open to public Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m., will conclude with an award ceremony on Friday, Feb. 24, 6-7 pm. Special visiting hours can be made by calling (412)761-8008.