SWCS Art Show Draws A Crowd

Art teachers from Southwestern Central School District and the Lakewood Library staff were pleased to hold the annual student art show on Tuesday night. Pictured from left are Amanda Laurin, teacher; Jenny Brown, teacher; Renee Mitchener, teacher; Ezra Mitchener, artist; and Mary Miller, library director. P-J photos by Katrina Fuller

Southwestern Central School students of all ages are showing their art in a special exhibition.

All month long, the students’ artwork will be on display at Lakewood Library as part of the annual art show. Jenny Brown, Southwestern Central School District teacher, said the artwork is from students from kindergarten to 12th grade. The show is put on in celebration of National Youth Art Month, which is in March.

“Students get their work accepted in, and it’s a limited amount,” Brown said.

From animal mosaics to self-portraits, the art pieces run the gamut, she said. Brown said the best part is seeing the students’ artwork improve and change throughout the years.

Liam McCarthy, a kindergartener, said he drew a self-portrait to display in the show. He said he used crayons and paint to create his piece.

Liam McCarthy shows off his self portrait at the annual Southwestern Central School District art show at the Lakewood Library.

“I like that you get to paint and draw cool pictures,” McCarthy said. “We’ve made lots of paintings and pictures.”

Mary Miller, library director, said the show is a great opportunity to allow the students to show off their work. She said the show has been going on for the past several years.

“The children’s art is always so wonderful,” Miller said.

The Lakewood Library is located at 12 W. Summit St. in Lakewood. The library is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Tuesday and Thursday form 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit www.lakewoodlibrary.org or call 763-6234.