By BRENT MARTIN
St. Joseph Post
Some of the best art from area high school students remains on exhibition at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art.
Albrecht-Kemper Communications Director Jill Carlson says the Regional High School Exhibition at the St. Joseph museum showcases art from students throughout the region.
“Not just from St. Joe, but from places like Sabetha, from Hiawatha, from North Nodaway, from Cameron, from Breckinridge; all sorts of different places,” Carlson says. “This is the way to spotlight this local talent.”
Carlson says high school art teachers submitted art from their students for the show. It features 134 pieces of various art forms from 121 students and 19 different schools.
Carlson says the art covers nine categories, from sculpture to paintings.
“What’s really awesome about the high school exhibition, every year there’s some really playful pieces, there’s some very serious pieces,” according to Carlson. “It is so out-of-the-box, it is so outside of what we typically see. But there are pieces that could be pieces in our collection, in our permanent collection. They’re that good.”
Albrecht-Kemper Executive Director Eric Fuson participated in the regional exhibition when he was in high school and says it can really have a big impact on a young person’s life.
“To have that chance for kids to see the possibilities, whether it becomes a career like it did for me or not, it’s really life-changing to be honest,” Fuson says
The 2022 Regional High School Exhibition takes up the entire lower level of the Albrecht-Kemper. It runs through April 16th.