JHS Artists Selected for Albright-Knox Exhibit

Art by Brianna Raymond

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Jamestown Public Schools

Brianna Raymond

Jamestown High School seniors, Shine Deharder and Brianna Raymond, recently had their artwork selected for the Albright-Knox Future Curator Exhibition. Their work was selected out of 700 submitted works throughout Western New York and Canada, in which only 80 were chosen to be in the exhibition. Their work is currently on view at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY and will be up until May 14, 2017.

Shine and Brianna created their work in JHS Drawing class, a JCC College Connection course, which also earns them college credit. This is the third year JHS has submitted work to the Albright-Knox’s exhibit, and the third year the school has had students’ artwork accepted. Shine’s artwork was created in mixed media and Brianna’s was produced in colored pencil and charcoal.

Art by Shine Deharder

“It is a great honor that two of our talented art students had work selected into the Albright-Knox art show,” said JHS art teacher, Brandy Fuller. “It’s an amazing opportunity for our students to gain some recognition for their talent and have their work exhibited inside a world-renown art gallery. It’s an amazing opportunity and I’m glad that we are able to have our students take part in it. It’s truly a reflection of not only the wonderful talent that we have within our school district, but evidence of how having a strong art department, kindergarten through 12, can feed that talent and help it to flourish.”