Hundreds of people enjoyed an evening of student paintings, sculptures, drawings, and music as part of the District Art Show on March 22.

All different types of media were on display at the show, which was held for the first time in the new Colonial Middle School. Titled “The Art of Belonging,” the show featured artwork from students of all ages and many pieces included words or imagery meant to reflect the art show theme. As people weaved through the displays on two floors at the middle school, they were treated to music from middle and high school student ensembles. 

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School student Kate Quirus, whose paintings and drawings were on display at the show, said it is nice to be able to show what she has worked on so hard as part of her Honors Art Studio 3 class. 

“It’s really amazing seeing all this work and our school supporting all the arts,” she said. “Having the bands play here is really cool.”

Along with paintings and drawings, there were also many sculptures made of metal, clay, and even leaves, twigs, and paper. One of the displays, titled the “Colonial Diner,” was almost good enough to eat. Ceramic renderings of hamburgers, waffles, sushi, pretzels, cannolis, and other types of food stopped visitors in their tracks.

Lilly Glucker, a Colonial Middle School seventh-grader, served as a greeter for the event as part of her participation in the middle school’s art club. She was impressed with the large crowd and the student artwork, and said that she hoped the visitors would come away with the event feeling impressed as well.

“(I hope) that they might want to come next year and (understand) that the art is really good,” she said.

Children who attended the event were invited to create some of their own artwork while at the show. Plymouth Whitemarsh High School students helped them to color with markers on small pieces of acetate, and then taped the translucent pieces to the window, creating a stained glass effect. The artwork will remain after the show.

Read more about the show in this Times Herald article:


Aerial view of guests at art show
Human head ceramic sculpture
Guests observing art display
Band playing at art show
Student coloring
Students coloring
Student giving thumbs up
Girl next to her displayed art
Large sculptures of M&Ms, Popsicle, and Scratch off ticket
Adult and kids observe art display
Student points to art display
Students play string instruments at art show
Adult observes painting of hand holding flower
Student observes art
Student observes art