Art Show includes exhibit by student artists

Each year, as part of RAL’s Labor Day Art Show, best in show winners from the Lancaster Public Schools annual art show are featured.

This year, works by Carissa Davis and Kylie DeGaetani, representing Lancaster High School, Victoria Geier, representing Lancaster Middle School (LMS), and Liberty Pinn, representing LMS will be featured. These winners are invited to share not just their work, but the works of art-inclined family members, reported communications and marketing team leader Barbara Kershner.

The show opened August 28 and will continue through September, said Kershner.

RAL Art center excels in support of youth in our community, she said. Rotating monthly, schools are invited to showcase their art in the gallery. A scholarship fund has been established to support youth in pursuing a future in art. For 28 years, RAL has provided funding for the Lancaster Public Schools annual art show, and RAL artists volunteer to judge the show.

“New this year, we will host a Homeschooling Art Show, open to any homeschoolers within our area,” said Kershner.

Summer art camps, taught by area art teachers are held weekdays after the school year ends and through July, she said. Participating teachers from anywhere in the Northern Neck earn grants for their school art program needs.

“RAL has literally served generations of art students. Often, within families, the artist’s gift will tend to reappear. This is something I personally have witnessed when teaching siblings and after 13 years, teaching art to the children of my students,” said Marilyn Sprouse, LMS art teacher and RAL Art Center youth art program coordinator.