Two-county student art show set for March 2

Community members will be able to view art pieces submitted by students from five area school districts during the annual county art show.

The 13 annual Seneca-Wyandot County Art Show is to take place 4-7 p.m. March 2 at Sentinel Career and Technology Center, 793 E. TR 201.

“This is a really nice event to see what other students are doing in other schools,” Julie Wax, Old Fort High school art teacher and coordinator for the show, said. “It is a good way to promote the arts.”

The show is to include 50 works submitted by high school and junior high school students from Hopewell-Loudon, Seneca East, New Riegel, Old Fort and Mohawk Local Schools.

Each category is to offer a first-, second- and third-place ribbon and an honorable mention. A best-of-show award also is to be determined.

Old Fort High School senior Kathleen Root earned best of show during the 2017 art show and is the president of the Old Fort Art Club.

Root entered a silk art piece of elephants.

“I just wanted to do something elaborate and colorful,” she said.

Root said she was surprised when she won last year.

“This is a great show to see what other schools are doing and see art projects that we don’t always get to do,” Root said.

In addition to the show, the culinary and hospitality, electrical, agricultural education and independent living classes at Sentinel are to sponsor a fish fry.