Highland High School Senior’s Art On Display At The Highland Public Library Through May 31st

Monterey, VA – A special treat is in store for anyone who ventures into the Mountain View room of the Highland Public Library over the next several days. The Highland High School senior art student show is currently on exhibit. Art teacher Heather Scott talks about the tradition of the senior art show.

“This is the 7th year in a row that the seniors from Highland HS have put up their artwork in the Mountain View room” she says. “I started this because when I was a student in high school, I got to have my own show in the library.”

This exhibit is one of the highlights of the year for the senior art students. Not only do they get to show their work, but preparing the exhibit also provides a valuable learning experience.

“It was really meaningful to me to get to put everything together and learn how to frame it and make it look good and the importance of hanging a show and making it look like a professionally hung show” says Scott. “The senior show is a gathering of all that stuff that they’ve done, their favorite things that they’ve got to do, and they get to hang it up in the show.”

The Senior Art Show includes pencil drawings, water colors, linoleum block prints, charcoal drawing, crayon drawing, splatter painting and even some t-shirt art. Expect to laugh out loud and be puzzled, touched and full of admiration for the work of these student artists.

One of the other special projects the senior art students get to do each year is submit designs for the cover of the Highland County Fair book. This year Hayley Billingsley’s design was chosen for the fair book. The Highland High School Senior Art Exhibit will run through May 31 in the Highland Public Library.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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