Grier School student artwork now featured at the downtown Gallery

Painting, sculpture, metal work, ceramics, photography, weaving and fashion design – the Grier School offers its students a wide array of artistic experiences.
As the featured artists in the Tyrone Regional Arts Council’s Gallery, which is located next to Central Distributors on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Grier School student exhibit reflects the variety of mediums students can explore as part of this program. The exhibit is scheduled to run through the beginning of May.
All Gallery exhibits are supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; Tyrone Borough and Central Distributors.
Grier School’s commitment to the arts is reflected in the recent completion of a visual and performing arts center on its Birmingham campus and the increased employment of art-related staff.
The art faculty consists of Laurie Cave, costume design, oil painting and sculpture; Yong Sook Lambert, watercolor, Batik and weaving; Steve Nelson, drawing and printmaking; James Pingry and Amber Stout, photography and Heidi Zimbler, ceramics, metals and design.
Department chairperson, Laurie Cave explained that many of the items on display were recently entered into an art competition sponsored by Juniata College. The students earned many accolades, including several first place ribbons.
Students represented in the exhibit include senior artists: Wai Ching Lem, Aya Ohara, Maryam Baig, Uzma Javed, Inky, Gitara, Ana Banaras, Venessa Green, Sadaf Zafeer, Sarah Khan and Gina Gagliardi.
Junior artists include: Amira Hatta, Heera Akram, Alex Courteney-Clack and Nicole Ruggiero. Sophomores represented include: Michelle Mei, Kate Chin and Sarah Clark. Underclassmen include: Crystal Frost, Hye Lin Shin, Lauren Napolitano and Alejandra Hugues.
Additional information on the artists may be obtained by calling the Arts Line office at 684-ART2.