PORT ARTHUR – Cars and guitars, vampires and fairies, landscapes and starscapes, and personalities as varied as Janis Joplin and Nelson Mandela are among the subjects portrayed in the Fifth Annual High School Art Contest at Lamar-State College-Port Arthur.
The event wraps up Friday (April 11) with a 6 p.m. reception in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center at 1500 Procter St. It will be highlighted by the announcement of winner, runners-up and honorable mention artists from a contest that out-did its predecessors.
“The quality I think is the best (high school) show we’ve ever had in those five years,” LSC-PA Art Instructor Grace Megnet said. “These high school teachers do a fabulous jobs. They are great teachers.”
Eight schools districts participated – Beaumont, Bridge City, East Chambers, Nederland, Orangefield, Port Neches-Groves, Sabine Pass and Vidor – with approximately 100 entries in styles ranging from pen-and-ink, acrylics, water colors and mixed media. One entry included a variety of buttons.
“The only requirement was it has to be 2-D,” Megnet said.
The artwork collection is on display at the Performing Arts Center.