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Art show showcases student talent

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Anna DeNoia
The LHS gynasium is filled with student work for the annual art show.

This past Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, Libertyville High School hosted its annual student art show. The event provided a unique opportunity for LHS art students to share their work not only with their peers at the high school but with the greater Libertyville community as well.

This event overran the main gymnasium for two days, as it does every year. The space transformed as every inch was covered with student art. Paintings hung from the bleachers and the floor was filled with tables and displays.

Students could come and see the show throughout the school day on Friday, and Thursday night was the opening to the community at large. In addition to viewing, the art show provided an opportunity for attendees to bid on select pieces of student art through a silent auction.

Aside from the classic displays, some fan favorites of the annual show are the booths set up by the AP students. These student artists customize their own corners of the show, adding a personal touch to the event as well as making it easy for viewers to engage with them and their work. Some staples of student booths include comfy chairs, blankets, snacks, and of course, custom displays of the student’s own work.

Upon engaging with the students themselves, it’s easy to see how passionate they are about what they do. Senior Madelyn Ellis, a four-year art show veteran, shared how her 2D art serves as an “escape.”

Conversely, this was senior Meaghan Sturonas’ first year participating in the show, but she was not at all hesitant to discuss her photography: “I think it’s really cool, capturing what I see from a different lens, literally,” Sturonas explained with a smile. “And using Photoshop to recreate and reorganize my thoughts into a picture.”

Sturonas also shared a sentiment that seems to be agreed upon by many of the show’s attendees: “I realized that as a school, we’re just so talented. I had no idea that there were so many talented people.”

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