KHS Artist Carries on Tradition of Excellence

Kennett High School senior Kelsie Baxter earned a First Place Award/Chester County Art Association Excellence Award for her work submitted to the juried exhibition at the recent Area High School Show at the Chester County Art Association in West Chester. Kelsie is a student in Tom Hironimus’ Advanced Art II class. 

The exhibition, April 11-18, included over 25 works by Kennett High School artists.  Art students from KHS also toured the exhibition.

Last year, Noelle Raezer, then a 10th grader in Tom Hironimus’ Advanced Art, won a First Place Award/The William Hirsch Award for Excellence in Black and White Drawing at the exhibit.  Noelle exhibited again this year.  This is the same award Amelia Pagliaro, a junior at the time, won in 2012.

The annual exhibition showcases the talents of area high school students.  High schools throughout the area are brought together by the Chester County Intermediate Unit.  The show encompasses everything from drawing and painting to computer generated art, to found object sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and more.

All Kennett High School artists will be exhibiting their work for the school on Friday, May 1, at the high school from 9 AM until 2 PM.