Thursday, April 14, 2016

First Ever Poetry Reading and Art Show Brings Out Crowds

By: Keely White

Free snacks, poetry reading and amazing art! On April 6th East Wake High School's National Art Honor Society and poetry club held its first art show and poetry reading. Students, parents and faculty were invited to come out from 6:30-7:30 to look at student-created artwork and poetry. The type of art included photography, paintings, jewelry and drawings. Megan Bostic, the school's art teacher and National Art Honor Society adviser said, "It was inspiring for me to be a part of the event and witness the bravery of the students who volunteered to read their poetry out loud to our audience. It was encouraging for me to see the parent support present and students bringing their parents and family members in to show off their art pieces." Earlier that day a couple of students who wanted to read their poems but would be unable to attend recorded themselves reading their poems, so the video could be played that night. This gave everyone a chance to participate and added to the event’s artistic atmosphere. Overall, the art show and poetry reading was a great turn out, and everyone had a good time and got to see some amazing art.

Sophomore Megan Faircloth and her family look and observe the artwork created by the students at East Wake. She was one of the few students who had the courage to read her poem in front of the audience. “I really enjoyed seeing the cool art work everyone made and being able to share a poem that means a lot to me," stated Faircloth.

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