An art show was held Thursday at the Blue Heron Art Gallery in Wyalusing showcasing about 150 works of art from local high schools students.

Five awards were presented to students during the event, the main award being given to Mikayla Hochberg, a 10th grade student at Wyalusing Valley High School.

Art gallery Director Karen Black described the seven works of art on display by Hochberg as "all wonderful," and noted that Hochberg shows an ability to be "proficient in many different mediums."

For her work, Hochberg was presented with a year membership to the art gallery.

Four outstanding art awards were presented to Emily Edwards, 12th grade; Katie Prichard, 12th grade; Natalie Cogswell, 12th grade; and Karley Fenton, 10th grade.

Most of the participants spent between two to four weeks of working each day in art class on the submissions they made.

During the art show, guests were treated to refreshments and entertained by the high school's jazz band, led by music teacher Rachel Murphy.

WVHS art teachers Shauna Carr and Tony Stoll were extremely proud of the work their students submitted into the art show, many of which were crafted out of recycled books. The books were collected by teachers after four area elementary schools were consolidated into the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School. The consolidation left a large amount of unused books which worked well for different types of art work.

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