Last month the Oak Harbor Library presented its second annual Teen Art Show to the community. And what a success it was! We received nearly 200 entries from high school and middle school students. The pieces ranged from oil, watercolor, or acrylic paintings to pen and ink drawings; and pottery to photography to metalworking. There was even a functional backpack constructed from energy drink cans! In just a few short hours the meeting room was transformed into a gallery showcasing the work of the talented artists.
The show opened Thursday evening with a reception catered by Wildcat Catering. Artists and their friends and families were greeted with a delicious spread of Hors d'oeuvres prepared by the culinary students of Oak Harbor High School. Well over 100 people attended the opening night reception!
In all over 200 people visited the weekend art show and were treated to a fine display by the very talented teens of Oak Harbor. Many of the visitors were amazed at the quality of art on display, and happy to see that the teens had an opportunity to show their art in a gallery setting. One woman commented, "It's important for people to see good teens doing good things!" Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this show a success.