19th Annual TAHS Art Show Opens Friday


Students and the public are invited to Tyrone’s Annual Art Show in the Tyrone High School Auditorium on Friday, April 26th from 1-4 pm. The public can also view the artwork at the annual spring Band Concert tonight at 7 pm.

“I am very proud of the students who put a lot of time and effort into their art. I encourage everyone to come visit,” said art teacher Eric Feather.

The high school students have been working all year to prepare for the show. Each student can display up to three pieces of artwork to be judged in the art show. Approximately fifty to seventy-five students will have works displayed in the show, with a grand total of one-hundred to one hundred thirty art pieces on display.

The pieces include many different mediums, including pencil and ink drawings to acrylics, pastels and pottery.

I am so excited to see all the artwork. We’ve all worked very hard for this moment

— Cate Baran

Each year, a professional artist serves as juror to select the winners. This year’s juror is Tyrone alumni and local artist Rachel E. Miller, who is currently the President of the Mount Union Art Association. Since 2015, Miller has been teaching art, and even opened her own art studio in Mount Union, called Inspire Art Studio. According to her website, Miller specializes in “fantasy-surrealistic and imaginative art, usually done in acrylic paint. Rachel’s creative works include pencil portraits as well as works in charcoal, pastel, watercolor, pen and ink, and colored pencil.”  Click HERE to see her work. 

Many of the students are eager to show off their work from this year, including junior Cate Baran.

“I am so excited to see all the artwork. We’ve all worked very hard for this moment,” said Baran.

While the students have been continuously working hard throughout the school year on their artwork, Mr. Feather and Mrs. Mazurak have been working diligently behind the scenes to make the show happen.

They have been getting certificates, awards, and the exhibitions all prepared. They also had to set up the high school auditorium for this big day.

Prizes for the top five overall winners as follows:

First overall receives $100. Second overall receives $80. Third will be awarded $60. Fourth $40 and finally, fifth place will be awarded $20. There is also a reward of $100 given for creativity and for the top senior piece.

Other awards that will be recognized are the eight merit awards. They will be given to two students from each grade.

“I am excited to see all of the artwork on display and see who wins. We have some very talented artists at Tyrone,” said sophomore Karly Diebold.