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Coats of many colors

Neshannock High School students in the advanced painting and drawing class were instructed at the beginning of the school year to select a famous artist to research and study.

Students then used glue to paint sport coats from athrift shop. The hardened fabric became a canvas on which the student artists created replicas of the famous artists’ work.

The requirements stated that each coat must contain three works of art by a famous artist and also include two attributionworks.

The students painted two original works on the coat in reaction to their artist’s style or content. Wig stands, shirts from a thrift shop and hats completed the sculptures.

The project concluded in March in order to beentered in Hoyt Center for the Arts sponsored Lawrence County Student Art Show.

The artist coats will be on display until May 10 at The Confluence on East Washington Street in downtown New Castle.

Students in Neshannock High School’s advanced painting and drawing class were assigned to research a famous artist and create replicas of their work. From left are: Georgia O’Keefe by Nicole Barnes; Banksy by Amelia Magusiak; Vincent Van Gogh by Margaret McVay; Jean-Michel Basquiat by Lynae Imasa; Andy Warhol by Aidan Noga; Frank Lloyd Wright by Sydney Stalnecker; and Gustave Klimt by Abbey Litrenta.


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