HHS students being featured in art show


Jordan Pudvay, Social Media Editor

Have you ever wanted to go to an art show, but never had the time? The Howell Opera House will be holding the 16th annual art exhibit of county-wide student artwork called “Got ART”. It will showcase some of Howell High School student’s artwork. This will include work from photography, digital imaging, drawing, and all other art classes offered at HHS, along with artwork from middle school and elementary students.

“I think that it is a good way to represent the school. I feel honored to be in it,” HHS senior and Got ART participant Sierra Rivera says.

There are two shows for this event: one for middle and high school students on March 17 through 22 and an elementary show on March 24 through 29. Weekday times are 4 to 8 pm and weekend times are noon to 5. In previous years, there have been an average of 150 to 225 people for each show, the majority being at the elementary show. Both shows are free and open to the public.

“I usually choose participants that reflect quality work here in Howell. We want to represent the best and brightest at Howell and their work,” teacher Kristina Vlahos says.

The art teachers promote learning in a variety of mediums to help enhance the artistic talents of students in every grade. Each year, the teachers frame and mount all types of artwork to be displayed. The artwork displayed include metalwork, jewelry, ceramics, pencil and charcoal drawings, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, woodworking, sculptures, and sewing projects.

This year Got ART was rewarded with a grant from Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, (MCACA) for the purchase of a free-standing hanging system. This was made possible with the backing of The Hanover Group. Spirit of Livingston donated the new signage, and Livingston Arts Council donated the space at the Howell Opera House for the two week event.

“Art allows many students to excel. Not all students excel academically. Students use it to express themselves creatively,” co-chair of Got ART Marsha Noble.