Avery Brewer, 17, a senior at Ashe County High School, with his photograph "Church in the Shadows." The photo was taken with 35mm fillm, and the print solarized and bleached.
Ellie Swibold, 12, of Ashe County Middle School, with her digital painting, "All in a Day's Work." Swibold, who "really loves cats," works with an Easy Paint Tool SAI and a Wacom Bamboo Create tablet.
Chelsea Eller, 18, a senior at Ashe County High School, made her ceramic "Acorns" as decor to compliment a large oak tree painted on her bedroom wall. The raku fired acorns are actually rattles, hollow shells containing bits of ceramic.
The 19th annual Young at Art exhibit, featuring 200 pieces of original work by 130 student artists from all five Ashe County Schools, is on display at the Ashe Arts Center through April 27.
Ashe Arts Council Program Director Rebecca Herman said the K-12 non-competitive, non-juried exhibit is “an opportunity for students to hang art work in a professional manner in an art gallery.”
The students created their works in school art classes using in a range of media: painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, digital interfaces and recycled materials. Some of the student pieces are priced for sale.