JHS Art students are again exhibiting their work as part of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s enhancement project in Potters Gallery. The new artwork is showcased in the parking lot between Mason’s Fine Arts and Dorian’s Plus.
The alley art gallery originated in Potters Alley between Third and Fourth streets and has gradually moved throughout the city. The gallery now includes 49 pieces of student artwork from the two schools. It was established in 2010 through grants from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and the Gebbie Foundation.
Jamestown High School student artwork accounts for 37 of the 49 pieces. The JHS art department contributed 14 works for 2012. Works by Katie Baudo, Avalon Bradshaw, Anne Campion, Dennis Drew IV, Justin Hodges, Katie Kitchell, Katie Miktuk, Abbie Perrin, Rebecca Rew, Kameron Rizzo-Walker, Eric Ryberg, Hannah Samuelson and Megan Terry are new this year.
“I’m very excited to have my work displayed,” said JHS alumni Justin Hodges, who is now attending Jamestown Community College and has his oil painting “View of the City” displayed. “Being an artist and having my peers and teachers critique my work while at JHS prepared my for any type of critique I might have in my life. We had such a great selection of art courses at JHS, which made me a better all-around student.”