EHS hosts Student Art Show; new chandelier dedicated

Emporia High School held its Student Art Show inside the high school library Thursday.


Among those showing art was Meg Detwiler. She was showing clay and glass artwork, and she says there is a definite difference in the two.

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Abby Weiser had several oil paintings on display, including paintings of the Granada Theatre, mountains from her native state of Oregon and of her diabetic equipment. She says she's drawn both to oils and chalks, pardon the pun.

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Also, the show featured the dedication of a blown-glass chandelier now hanging in the library. The chandelier was made from hundreds of free-form glass sculptures made by retiring art teacher Alan Keck as well as current and former students. Keck says he began conceptualizing the piece after a rugged bout with lung cancer nearly a decade ago.

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The chandelier, named "Peace," is dedicated to past, present and future Emporia High students who have already served in the military and Peace Corps or will in the future.

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