Student art in the spotlight

SPRINGFIELD-Springfield High School has always provided a strong program for students interest in developing their artistic skills. Each year, multiple art projects display student art providing both a creative outlet and a chance to build confidence in public exhibition.

This spring's SHS Student Art Exhibit features artwork by Springfield's students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12. The show will be open to the public at the Miller Art Center through Friday, May 27.

To kick off the exhibit program, faculty and students will host an opening reception 6-8 p.m Thursday, May 5.

Setting itself apart from the earlier grades, all high school art work will be judged by instructors Patti Dean and Richard CoFrancesco.

Winning students will earn cash prizes that have been funded by IPG Corporation, with offices inSpringfield.

Included among the artists are talented SHS students Brie Carleton, Sarah Gray, Morgan Johnson, Samir Mann, Maggie Stevens, and Olivia Thayer.

Located in Springfield, the Miller Art Center is an ideal locale for the student exhibit. The center is a prime attraction for local visitors and tourists, so students' artwork should get some good exposure. The historic former Whitcomb estate was built during the Civil War and extensively remodeled after World War I.

The hours of the Miller Art Center located at the Springfield Art and Historical Society, 9 Elm Hill Rd., are Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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