G-AHS senior submissions highlight art show

PAT FRIDGEN
Courtney Wagner and Karissa DeYoung showcased their artwork at a reception Monday night at Greencastle-Antrim Primary School. The seniors join students from grades K-12 in featuring their creations at “Colors of Infinity”, a district-wide art show running through May 13. Not pictured, Hannah Wylie and Samantha Rudy.

Four Greencastle-Antrim High School students are the featured artists in the annual school district art show. Seniors Hannah Wylie, Courtney Wagner, Karissa DeYoung and Samantha Rudy used significant wall space to showcase their paintings, drawings, ceramics and photography.

The public attended Monday’s reception to view the submitted pieces of all the district’s schoolchildren, instructed by art teachers Carolyn Baker, Michele Shapiro, Kevin Rice, Alex Miller and Aftan Francis. The theme this year is “The Colors of Infinity”, because art means solving problems with unlimited answers. The teachers prompted their students to express endless combinations of color, line and form.

The senior artists had the opportunity to meet and greet citizens of the community. They shared their plans for the future, after embracing art classes for the past 13 years.

Hannah is deciding whether to enter the military or go to Shippensburg University to major in psychology and English. She wants to serve others.

Courtney will attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for photography, and wants to become a photojournalist.

Karissa graduated in January and enrolled at Full Sail University for its online program in graphic design. She would like to own a business to create awareness and identity ads for churches and non-profit organizations.

Samantha plans to attend college to become an art therapist.

The art display is open to the public between 3:20 and 4 p.m. on school days until May 13.