The arts have been alive at Hempfield High School these last few weeks. The Hempfield Art Honor Society held the Suburban Burn on May 15 in the courtyard to the rear of Hempfield High School. The “Burn” raised funds with the sale of food, jewelry, and ceramics to sponsor a scholarship for an art student. Students who enjoy the art of graffiti used a variety of colors and techniques to create works of graffiti art not normally seen on canvas but along highways and on buildings. These pictures are generally brightly colored and depict a wide variety of style and diversity. Other students, faculty and administrators attend the “Burn” to check out the unique pieces of art created as a part of the festivities.
On May 24, the high school was open to the public and works of art were displayed in the art department gallery, along with show cases and up and down the halls leading to the student commons. In the student commons and in the Buchanan lobby, a brass ensemble played while parents and students strolled though the displays of student portfolios and other examples of student work. In the cafeteria, the Family and Consumer Science department displayed cake creations representing local businesses and landmarks, pillows and cookies and other creations, which were all works of art as well. The arts festival was followed by the spring choral concert in the HHS Performing Arts Center.
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