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Weekend show features high school artists

By David Walter
Freelance Writer

On May 4, Johnson County High School (JCHS) put on its second annual student arts show. The event was held at Heritage Hall in Mountain City from seven to nine o’clock. The arts show highlighted the artistic talents of the community and specifically the students attending JCHS. Students from all grades at the high school had the opportunity to participate in the show.

The vast majority of arts presented were exhibits. They ranged from naturalistic photographs, sculptures, and a plethora of varied styles of paintings. In addition to the artwork on display, the evening’s buffet featured magnificently appealing desserts that were all prepared by JCHS students. Several musicians played the event throughout the evening, and kicking off the show was Colton Fenner. Colton set the tone with a wonderful piece on the piano. He also recently won the ninth through twelfth grade category in Johnson County’s eighth annual youth talent show. Other musical features were the show choir and a brass band. The students were led by Jacob Pitts, the Band Director at JCHS.

The event was held by JCHS, but student committees had a large part in putting the event together. The night’s event also had tremendous support from its teachers. The two who personally assisted with the show were Cristy Dunn and Lisa Zeggert. Dunn is the JCHS arts teacher and Zeggert is the drama and chorus teacher. “This is our second time doing this event. Last year we had the art show at the community center,” said Dunn. “So we wanted to present all the arts that go on at the high school. We have the culinary arts, the chorus. So we wanted to blend all the arts together.”

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