Avon Grove District shows off its artistic side at show

Decorative arts
Ceramic Arts

LONDON GROVE -- The students of the four Avon Grove schools (Penn London, Intermediate, Fred S. Engle and High School) brought their art to the high school gym this week and let the world see how good they are.

Several thousand pieces of work created by kids from kindergarten to 12th grade covered the bleachers and a large number of room dividers on Monday and Tuesday nights.

As soon as the doors opened on Monday at 6 p.m., friends, relatives and the artists themselves filled the room looking not only for their own pieces of work but for anything that caught their eyes.

And they were well rewarded.

The pieces spanned the range of artistic expression from collages and paintings to photography, three-dimensional creations and jewelry.

There were many ceramic figures including pots, models and a category called “Zen Garden.”

Some students had taken photographs and enhanced them. Quite a few cut out shapes of animals in white and pasted them onto colorful backgrounds for their environment.

Mounted under protective plastic were several examples of jewelry-making.

Additionally, there were interactive events going on. One table had younger children playing with clay and making clay figures. Near the back of the gym student artists were drawing portraits of guests.

Although food was not the big draw of the evening, guests were offered simple refreshments throughout the evenings.

This is the sixth year for Avon Grove’s spring art show.

About the Author

Chris Barber

Chris Barber is the editor of the Avon Grove Sun. She was previously southern bureau chief of the Daily Local News and editor of the Kennett Paper, earning honors in writing and photography. Reach the author at agsun@kennettpaper.com .