Celebrating Young Artists in South Huron

4 Nov
IMG_4470by Diva Trista Russell
Art aRound Town held the second annual South Huron Community Juried Art Show and Sale in Exeter this past weekend in Exeter. This year the theme focused on the talents of South Huron’s young people by dedicating this year’s show to Youth Art. There were entries from students in grades 7 to 12, which featured works from 18 different youth artists. There were also pieces from 35 different adult artists, with categories including three dimensional art, fabric art, drawings and printmaking, photography, and painting. All the art pieces were available for purchase – just in time for Christmas!
IMG_4471I toured the Art Show on Sunday afternoon, and upon arrival at the Exeter Lions Youth Center I was given a ballot to vote for my favourite piece (people’s choice). The one piece that caught my eye was a pencil drawing of a bicycle by Elizabeth Carr of Zurich (see photo). At first I thought it was a black and white photograph, but then realized it was a pencil drawing. It was quite impressive as the drawing looked just like a photo!
The variety of art pieces from these local professional and amateur artists made me realize that we have a lot of talent in our own area. You don’t have to travel far to find beautiful and unique art pieces!
If you’re inspired, Art aRound Town has some upcoming workshops in November, including landscape painting in oils and how to take better photos. Visit their website for more details.

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