By Katy Granath Posted June 3, 2009
Thursday, May 28, Lowry High School hosted its first annual Art and Career Technology Project Showcase. The head of Lowry’s art department, teacher Andy Anderson, has been planning the showcase since the start of the school year.
Anderson’s Art II and Advanced Art classes were in the middle of their art finals, a sidewalk chalk project. Several art students demonstrated the technique of chalk drawing throughout the night. Teacher Courtney Rorex’s sewing classes had quilts and craft projects on display. Students from Rorex, Anderson, and Irene Kottke’s art classes had numerous artworks on display. “The art is amazing and so beautiful,” said Lowry sophomore Erin Tattersall.
Lowry’s Art Club helped host the show, bringing cookies shaped like Van Gogh ears. Career-tech instructor Don Walton’s advanced AutoCAD classes displayed their talent in the shop building, along with woodshop and welding projects from Luca Bernardi’s students. Horticulture teacher Rebecca Hill’s students sold plants in the greenhouse and Jim Billingsley’s Nevada Outdoor students had their magazines for sale.
Several hundred people were in attendance over the course of the evening. “There’s a lot of people here, it’s a good turn out,” said Lowry senior Jayme Poole. LHS’s first annual Art and CTE Showcase was a huge success. Expect next year’s showcase to be a much-anticipated community event.