Senior exhibit a study in talent

Published 8:16 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2018


The talent of Washington High School art students is on display at Arts of the Pamlico.

“It’s a very diverse show,” said Arts of the Pamlico executive director Debra Torrence. “They’re all so talented.”

The WHS seniors’ show is a sampling of their class creations in pencil, charcoal, watercolor and acrylics that range from large, boldly colored landscapes to small, intricate drawings.

Where artist Gunnar Hardt’s works of abstract realism in pastels complements Andrea Griffin’s bright acrylics, Gregory Bryant’s self-portrait and Sydney Walker’s white charcoal portraits of animals make subtle statements in detail, as does Madeleine Brodie’s watercolor “Rainy Day,” a street scene play of light and reflection.

The seniors’ exhibit launched with a reception last week, along with exhibits by the Carolina Nature Association and the work of local photographer Chris Rawls, and will be on display at the Turnage Theatre’s Art Café through the month of April. A large part of AOP’s mission is to provide hands-on arts for children through plays, camps, exhibits, festivals and more, in an effort to instill arts appreciation and produce the next generation of arts supporters.

For more information about upcoming youth arts programming at Arts of the Pamlico, see the Art Beat column on page 6 of today’s issue of the Washington Daily News.