On Saturday, February 3, two OLSH students, Sylvie Lewis ’20 and Celeste Kristek ’18, participated in ExtravanganzART 2018 at the Sewickley Public Library. This annual art show and craft fair gives young artists in grades 6-12 an opportunity to showcase and sell their work by participating in a two-hour exhibition.
While Sylvie chose not to sell her work, Celeste was able to sell two pieces and called the event “a great learning experience.” Emily Fear, Head of the Teen Department at the Sewickley Public Library said, “Not only does the program encourage young artists to think of themselves as budding creative professionals, it teaches them how to interact with the public in reference to their work – how to talk about their work, their ideas and artistic visions, and even how to price their work for sales.”
Additionally, young artists are able to interact with their peers and gain exposure to other styles and perspectives. Celeste certainly appreciated this aspect of the experience, saying, “It was really nice to get to meet some other local artists and see the different levels of talent in such young students.”
OLSH Art teacher Mallory Hurley ’07 was proud to have her students participate and hopes that more students will show their work in this exhibit next year.