Some of our local students are remarkably creative and artistically talented. We know that after looking at some of their artwork, such as Johnstown High School student Katelyn Petry's "Insanity Intact" pencil drawing, Broadalbin-Perth High School student Connor Rebis' "Wolf Totem" mixed-media piece and Mayfield High School student Josh Carey's "Zeus" painting.
Those pieces are among the many on display at the Fulton County Student Art Show, which opened Saturday at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on East Fulton Street in Gloversville. The artists are from the Gloversville, Johnstown, Broadalbin-Perth and Mayfield school districts.
The students' great imaginations shine in the drawings, paintings, clay creations, sculptures and mixed-media pieces presented at the church. Creations such as the Johnstown High School advanced art students' "Chronology of TV" and Gloversville High School student Nate Lycan's "Airplane Shoe" mixed-media art may make you wonder, "How do they think of these things?"
The show, formerly known as the Fulton County Art Show, has been in existence annually for 53 years. Its future was in doubt this year after the former chairwoman of the show retired last summer. Fortunately, Cheryl Bielli of Gloversville and Kathy Zajicek of Johnstown got together and led the effort to keep the show going in a new form limited to student artwork.
The free show's hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. today through Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. High school art is on the first floor. Elementary school art is on the second floor. The show will conclude on Mother's Day with a free concert at 2 p.m. featuring music by the Penny Jar Band. The first 50 mothers at the show will receive a flower.
People should visit the show. They will be impressed by the talented young artists' creative ideas.