By Jorja Weitl
The WIC Art Fair is coming up on April 16-20 for the Audubon High School students. The students and even the art teacher, Kathy Wallander, are all cramming to get everything done in this last week in order to enter their pieces in the art show. There will be around nine different schools competing at this art fair. Wallander said, “We have been preparing all year working on projects and matting them right away so they are ready and done once contest roles around.” Many students have done lots of artwork they are very proud of and are really hoping to enter and win something at the art fair.
Hannah Lange, a junior said, “I am very excited for the art show this year. I have a clay project I just finished that is an owl that I hope to enter in the sculpture category. I also have a stained glass window of a cardinal that I’m really proud of that I would love to enter as well.”
Each year there are tons of art pieces for each student to choose to enter, the tough part is choosing which ones. Wallander said, ”I tell the students to put your best work forward and everyone at least has to enter one piece they have done. The pottery, however, we have a pre-judging ourselves at school because there is so much made and it’s a lot to carry and hall.”
The art students have already gotten many compliments from people on their work, even from people that are from out of town. Wallander said, “We have had a lot of great compliments already from people just walking in going to games and seeing our pieces in the trophy cases.”
Art fair can be a busy, nervous time for some students and even for Mrs. Wallander. Wallander said, “I expect the outcome to be good. I always expect our kids to go and do well, but of course there is always disappointments, too. Most of the kids have worked really hard to get things done for contest and are excited to go.”