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Harrison Artists Present Work in Local Art Show


Harrison Artists Present Work in Local Art Show

Olivia DeCrane

Five of Harrison’s artists had the opportunity to present their work in Artist’s Own High School Art Show.

                Kevin Gartland, Lexie Gebhard, Brendan Lane, Claire Livingston, and Grace Woodard were chosen out of 90 entries.

                Students from McCutcheon, West Lafayette, and Jefferson High Schools also showed their work.

                Students received their awards in a ceremony on January 17.

                Dozens of people flowed into Artist’s Own Gallery, which is located in downtown Lafayette.

                The gallery was absolutely packed, making it difficult to even walk around and view the artwork.

                There were paintings, photographs, sculptures, and drawings.

                Livingston presented a photograph.

                She photographed Maggie Pearl, playing with the light on her face to see what different kinds of shadows it would make.

                “This type of photo is something I've wanted to take for a long time, and seeing it turn out this great has made me so happy,” says Livingston.

                This is Livingston’s second time showing her work in an art show.

                She presented two photographs at the Brookston Apple Popcorn Festival earlier this year.

                Woodard presented a painting, which took a couple weeks to create.

                “My piece was inspired by Eve from the book of Genesis in the Bible,” Woodard said. “I wanted my painting to portray the sorrow and pain Eve felt after she was expelled from the Garden of Eden.”

                Woodard’s painting won “The Art of Framing” award.

                “It was very exciting,’’ said Woodard. “I was hoping to win an award but not expecting to, so it was quite a pleasant surprise to have won. I am so grateful.”

                This is not Woodard’s first time presenting artwork at an art show either.

                She has had pieces exhibited at the Lafayette Art Museum and at the IPFW art show.

                The Artist’s Own High School Art Show runs from January 11 to February 6.

                Make sure to support Harrison’s artists and stop by to see their work.