Student art to be displayed at show


Hannah Pappert

Senior Stephanie Michael consults with a friend during drawing and painting class Aug. 16

Jada Jacobs, Mass Media Student

Work for the eighth annual Spring Art Show will be on display April 20 through May 2 in the lobby at Country Club Bank, 11006 Parallel Pkwy, Kansas City, KS.

An opening reception in honor of the high school artists will be from 5 to 7 p.m. April 26. Art teacher Pete Froehlich said former art teacher Chris Langseth was contacted by the bank with an invitation to have high school art students have their work shown at the bank. Langseth jumped on the opportunity. Since then, the art show has been a highlight for student artists each spring.

Students of all art teachers, including Randy Robinson, Susan McPherson and Froehlich, participate in the show annually. Each student work is chosen by the art teachers. Most students invited to the show appreciate the attention their art work gets.

“I get so excited when I receive the invitation,” junior Olivia Karleskint said. “I enjoy observing mine and other people’s creation and their progression over time.”

Piper is not the only school that is able to have the opportunity to have the work of art students invited for display at the bank. Country Club Bank has branches where other schools participate, but on different dates and times.

The display is open to the public. Friends and family are invited to the April 26 reception to enjoy the art and refreshments.