Artsbridge displaying Parkersburg South High School creations

Artwork by Parkersburg South High School students is on display through the month of February at Artsbridge at 925 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — For the month of February, Parkersburg South High School art students will have their work on display at Artsbridge, 925 Market St.

Visitors will see many types of art, like pen and ink drawings, acrylic paintings, cardboard sculpture, watercolor, and mixed-media pieces.

Artsbridge is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A reception open to the public will be held 2-3 p.m. Feb. 23.

“I think it’s kind of cool to show people what you do. But, it’s also kind of scary because people judge your work,” said junior Halah Boone.

The show highlights artists ranging from beginners in Art 1 to Advanced Placement pieces created by seniors. Teacher Abbie Burge enjoys seeing the progression of her students from their time as a freshman until they graduate.

“I love watching my students grow as artists and become more confident in their decision making and more purposeful in their media selection,” said Burge. “We have a lot of hard working and talented kids at Parkersburg South.”

Riley Karcher, a junior, wants people to know that art class is informational.

“The more you do to participate, the more you receive. You can use art in other areas of your life,” Karcher said.

Senior Joseph Whipkey has multiple works in the show. He selected work by going through his portfolio to look for his most successful work.

“Captain America was my favorite work because I captured the detail more. I learned from the first drawings I did and improved,” Whipkey said.


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