Tiffin students combine forces for art exhibit

PHOTO SUBMITTED Oil painting by Alyssa Hepperly of Columbian High School.

Calvert and Columbain high school art students are coming together for their annual art exhibitions through the “Unity” Art Show.

The show is to be exhibited at Tiffin University’s Diane Kidd Gallery in the Hayes Center for the Arts through Dec. 8.

An artist reception is set for 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the gallery

Calvert and Columbian each will have 21 pieces displayed.

Calvert students include Maddy Brown, Zach Conn, Ayden Daugherty, Maria Goshe, Elayna Kapelka, Lindsey Lucius, Hannah Myers, Allison Nye, Emma Prince, Jack Shultz, Brayden Thomas, Claire Thompson, Ethan Vera, Erin Wagner and Maria Welter.

Columbian students include Sebastian Kimmet, Gabriell Everetts, Abigail Fox, Jessica Logsdon, Morgan Cranmore, Brayden Reino, Eleanor Fanning, Alyssa Hepperly and Taylor Losey.

“We wanted to show how art is unity and brings us all together to allow us to express ourselves,” Hepperly said.

She has three pieces displayed in the exhibition. One is an oil painting of a winter night. Hepperly said she wanted to show the beauty of a night sky.

Kimmet also is to have three pieces displayed. One is a mixed media portrait of a television actor he idolizes.

He said he is excited to join with Calvert on the exhibit.

“A lot of the students from Calvert do sculptures, something that we don’t always do,” he said.

“This show represents how we may be separate schools, but we are united together in our Tiffin community through our passion and love for art,” Columbian art teacher Elizabeth Humphrey said. “The show consists of many different and unique personalities and art mediums coming together to show the community the artists’ youthful perspectives.”

Vera said he is looking forward to coming together with Columbian.

“It is a good opportunity,” he said. “We get to experience new challenges.”

Vera has one piece displayed, a mixed media piece including photos from a vacation to Jamaica with splatter paint resembling the Jamaican flag.

Calvert art teacher Marla Schultz said her students will have many pieces with cool effects such as aluminum sculptures, realistic graphite drawings, oil and acrylic paintings and pieces that are abstract and feature realism.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays. Appointments can be scheduled by contacting curator Lee Fearnside at fearnsidel@tiffin.edu.