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High school artists star in Perlow-Stevens exhibit

Generation Next is an unusual exhibit at the Perlow-Stevens Gallery in downtown Columbia.  All pieces are coming from local high school artists.More than thirty pieces of student art are now on display in the Perlow-Stevens Gallery.  A curator Jennifer Perlow  says  it’s the  first time the Gallery has displayed students works.The show serves two purposes.

“We want to show the community what incredible arts students we have in the high school, and then give high students  real life experience in the art.”

Libby Snethen from the Rock Bridge High School is one of the students whose work is now part of the show. She wants to become an art teacher and says she appreciates the recognition of art experts:

“I like being acknowledge in such a nice art show. It means a lot. When I got an email, I was just so excited. I cannot think of anything else. It made me so happy”

This Saturday, the exhibit curators will announce the best five works of the show.   The exhibit  is free to the public and will run through May 13th.