Belpre High School student to display artwork at Artsbridge

Photo Provided Lydia Noelle White with some of her artwork.

PARKERSBURG — An opening of artwork by Lydia Noelle White is scheduled for Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the Artsbridge office at 925 Market St. in Parkersburg.

The event is free and open to the public.

White is a 17-year-old senior at Belpre High School. Since she was small, she’s always been drawing and creating.

When she was entering the fourth grade, she made the choice to transfer to “her dad’s school” because they still had art class. As she entered junior high, she then started taking art more seriously and found her passion in it, Artsbridge said.

Under the encouragement of her art teacher, Chad Stevens, White has blossomed into an aspiring young artist. Stevens has given White countless opportunities to share her artwork and she is thankful to have him as her teacher, guide and mentor, Artsbridge said.

Photo Provided A piece from Lydia Noelle White’s artwork.

White has established color pencil and oils as her primary medium, but is continually learning techniques in other mediums such as pottery, sculpting and watercolors. Her passion for art also expands into her love of theater and music.

She participated in several productions when she was younger and is a saxophonist in the Belpre High School Band and performs with the Hand Bell Choir. This fall, she will be the field commander for the Belpre High Marching Band.

White extends a special thanks to her family and friends who have been a huge support in her goal to develop her art. Through their continuous support, she has been able to become the artist she wants to be, Artsbridge said.

The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular Artsbridge hours throughout the month of July. Office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.