Indiana Area Senior High School

By ADRIANA GUTH-BOROWSKI – Starting April 28, select senior art students are presenting their art for the public at The Artist’s Hand on Philadelphia Street. 

The show titled, “Art Can Change Everything,” will continue until May 22 and is open to the public in person and in a virtual capacity on The Artist’s Hand’s website. 

Seniors showing artwork include Gracie Agnello, Jo Aljoe, Emma Cramer, Alexa Gibbons, Amna Kasi, Sophee McCabe, Kaitlyn Marshall, Lilly Nath, and Allie Rutledge. Each was able to list items for sale to the public including jewelry, paintings, pottery and more. 

“I’m very happy about this year’s senior show at The Artist’s Hand,” said Rutledge.  “I was unsure if I was going to participate at first, but I am so happy that I did. We displayed prints, paintings, jewelry and so much more.

“Preparing and creating work for the show has been fun, and I am learning so much about what goes into selling artwork,” concluded Rutledge. 

Students were able to sell alongside the other artists that sell at The Artist’s Hand. 

“These citizen-artists are “next up” in the world,” The Artist’s Hands website claims. “EVERYTHING they do will have some impact on their world. Their colorful spirit gives one hope for the future. If you could see the world through their eyes, how would it look? Rosy? Warped? Like a kaleidoscope of happy confetti?” 

These students, guided by IHS art teacher Mrs. Beth Porter, work hard to provide the Indiana community with a new generation of artists. 

“I was most excited about showing off my art to the public,” senior Cramer said, “ and seeing my work look professional, hung up and framed. It feels great that we got this opportunity to display our pieces, and I hope that people benefited from the art we took so much time and effort to work on.” 

The venue holds 25 people at a time and students were provided with tickets for the weekend show on Saturday, May 8. 

“I think that it is great that we get to finish strong, with a place for all to see and buy our art,” Gibbons said. 

For more information about buying art pieces, visit Prints of art pieces are available upon request. 

[Photo Courtesy of Beth Porter]

Photo Caption: “Seniors work on their art exhibit layout.” 

Adriana Guth-Borowski

Editor In Chief

Adriana is a senior and editor in chief during her fourth year of journalism. She enjoys taking journalism classes at IUP and is excited to provide the community with factual news reporting.