Museum features student artwork

For the second year, area students will display their original works at the John A. Hermann Memorial Art Museum, located at 318 Lincoln Ave. Bellevue PA. The show will open for visitors this evening from 5 until 7 p.m.

Participants will represent Bellevue, Avalon, and Assumption elementary schools, as well as Northgate Middle/High School.

Originally scheduled for last Friday evening, the opening was delayed a week because of the extreme temperatures and because the schools had been closed for the day.

The museum will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 until 4 p.m through Jan. 28, with awards being presented at 2 p.m. as part of the closing celebrations.

Paul Cusick, executive director of the museum, said, “I hope we can make this an annual event. The art will be judged by three professional artists. In addition, visitors will be able to pick their favorites in a “People’s Choice” competition. Some of these students have real talent!”

High school art teacher Jody Gaber said, “Students submitted works that range from pencil drawings and watercolor paintings, to acrylic paintings, and one marker-on-wood piece in the style of Pablo Picasso.”

Pictured above are high school students working on current works of art. Everyone pictured will have artwork displayed at the Hermann Museum. Back, from left: Maura Dougherty, Alley Booth, Claire Ishiyama, Julianna Eyer, Mason Watson; Front, from left: Alley Blenk, Madeline Ebough, Malcolm Randall, Destiny Watson.

Additional high school students who are not pictured but who will have their work displayed: Julia Church, Cheyenne Baker, Sundas Sohail, Jennifer Miller, Charles Stiegler, Roberto Philips, Allie Rooke, Niquea Pryer, Lillian Frushour, Mariah Benny.
Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen