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Now this is art!

ELC students hold annual art exhibition

May 8, 2013
By Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer , Estherville Daily News

Impressive. That's one word that describes the artwork exhibited by Estherville Lincoln Central students in their art show Wednesday in the high-school gymnasium.

Art instructor Dan Hewitt estimated that most of his 50-60 students were exhibiting their work that ranged the gamut from sculptures to oils to drawings to multimedia pieces. Hewitt said the students include those from both fall and spring semester.

"I want to showcase as much of their work as I can," said Hewitt. "I try to expose them to as many mediums and as many styles as I can so they can find out what they like."

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Between 50-60 students exhibited their artwork at the art show at the Estherville Lincoln Central High School gym Wednesday. Above, Tayler Bodle exhibited her pen and ink drawing of Jason Aldean.
EDN photo by Michael Tidemann

Visitors voted for the best of show, runner-up and second runner-up with those getting 15 votes or more receiving honorable mention. Faculty and art students also got to select winners in four classes and their favorite overall piece.

Alysha Pettyjohn showed a number of oils and a colored pencil piece. Oil is her favorite media, and her preferred subject matter is nature scenes and animals. She's been doing art her entire life and draws a lot of her artistic inspiration from artist Guy Coheleach.

Pettyjohn, a senior, would like to study animation at the California Art Institute after graduation and her dream job is to work for Pixar Studios.

Tayler Bodle showed a pen and ink drawing of country singer Jason Aldeen, using a stipple or dot technique. Bodle said it took her a half a semester and a summer to do the piece.

Hewitt noted a number of his students have gone on to study art in college, including Taylor Jacobson, an '09 grad, who graduated from Iowa State University with a graphic design degree, and Jill Clark who is studying set design at the University of South Dakota.



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