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Wilson Central celebrates an Evening with the Arts

Jessica Boyd • Updated May 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Wilson Central High School’s annual Evening with the Arts took place Monday and included an art gallery in the grand hallway and performances from the school’s band, choir, dance and theatre departments in the auditorium. 

The visual arts department selected art pieces from all of the levels of art classes, including some Advanced Placement art. 

“This year, we didn’t get to show all of our AP art as much as we would like because they had to mail off their portfolios last Friday,” said Wilson Central art teacher DeAna Duncan. “So we were short of almost all of our most advanced work, but we still had a very strong showing of art.” 

Several of the school’s culinary students created and served refreshments to guests. 

”We usually have one of the culinary teachers who does the food for us, but we had a student, Asia Pace, do it this year,” Duncan said. “She also had artwork in the show. She designed the menu and supervised. She also had to do the ordering and managed how many people we would need to be there to serve. It was kind of like a capstone project for her.”

Evening with the Arts is the only fundraiser the visual arts department has each year. The band, dance and theater departments each have shows that bring in money, but visual arts doesn’t have any other revenues, Duncan said. 

“We don’t do it for revenues because we put it back in to pay for food, tickets and stuff for next year,” she said. “But it’s the only time we get to show off the visual art part of it. It’s just the best showcase to show off our entire fine arts department here at Wilson Central.”

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