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Revere exhibiting student art at annual show

4/10/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Ariel Hakim

T-shirts displaying this year’s featured design will be on sale at the Revere Schools Celebration of the Arts.
Photo courtesy of Revere Local Schools PTSA
BATH — Revere High School’s gymnasium will be transformed into an art gallery for the annual Celebration of the Arts show set for April 28 through May 1.

According to event organizers, the show will feature 2D and 3D mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, graphic design and printmaking, completed by students across all ages in the Revere Local School District. Nearly 1,000 works of art will be displayed, according to event organizers.

More than 35 high school seniors will each have decorated booths featuring their best work that will be set up around the perimeter of the gym, said Karen Smik, event committee chairperson.

The show is open to the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening, and there is no charge for admission.

Some things to look forward to in this year’s show are live demonstrations, a wall mural featuring mini self-portraits from students and staff of Bath and Hillcrest elementary schools, as well as music and dance entertainment performed by students from throughout the district, according to Smik.

Special 2014 Revere Celebration of the Arts T-shirts will be available for purchase. This year’s featured T-shirt design was created by 11th-grader Megan Gilroy, whose entry was chosen from among 95 submissions, said Smik.

Samples of the T-shirt will be on display at the show, and guests can place orders for youth and adult sizes, either with a tie-dye background ($15 each) or in a variety of solid colors ($10 each).

The “bistro” will be set up with tables topped with butcher paper and crayons to offer seating during the entertainment and to enjoy light refreshments, including bottled water and cookies.

Opening night and an awards ceremony is set for April 28 at 7 p.m. Elementary school art is not judged, Smik said, and all participants in the younger grades will receive ribbons for their participation.

Works submitted by middle and high school students are judged by a panel of art teachers, artists and other creative professionals.

April 30 is Elementary School Night and will include performances by members of the Heartbeats Jump Rope Team and O’Hare School of Irish Dance.

On April 29 and 30 and May 1, Sarah Costic will give pottery demonstrations. Additional demonstrations planned for each evening include calligraphy and ornamental paper bird houses by Linda Fleming (April 29), cartoon character drawing by Nino Narimanidze (April 29), children’s activities by Akrona Galleries (April 30), watercolor painting by Nicki Lanzi (April 30), Ukrainian egg decorating by students Hannah and Leah Weisburn (April 30), quilting and foundation piecing by Mary Anne Focazio (May 1) and tin can paper making by Gaille Ruhl (May 1).

On the show’s last day, May 1, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., local senior citizens will have exclusive visitation hours, and light refreshments will be provided. Plenty of parking will be available, according to organizers. For more details on the senior event, contact Lynn at lynnaaa@aol.com.

That evening, the Revere Middle School Dance Club will perform.

For more details on the Celebration for the Arts, contact Smik at 330-659-4750. Revere High School is located at 3420 Everett Road.

Donations to help cover costs are being accepted by check, payable to Revere High School PTSA, to Revere Schools Celebration of the Arts, P.O. Box 37, Richfield, OH 44286.

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