The fine arts talent in Washington County was on display at Hager Hall as the Trilogy Fine Arts competition kicked off Tuesday night.
The opening night event featured 184 submissions from high school students. Mixed media, photography, ceremics, paintings and drawings were all entered into the competition to be judged. The winners’ work will be displayed in the Trilogy doctor’s office, Hager Hall and the WCPS office building. But many of the young artists say it’s a joy to share their work with the world.
“[I like] embracing everything, just looking at things from a different perspective from what others see. [Photography] is something different and new that I’ve never done before and [I] wanted to learn and see if I actually liked it. I love it, I fell in love with it actually,” said Katrina Bell, an 11th grade photographer from North Hagerstown High .
“I really love art so it’s putting myself into it. I usually keep my artwork to myself but maybe if people see, if they can look at it [they] can be inspired by it,” explained Taylor Yount, a 12th grade artist from Wiliamsport High.
Out of the 36 finalists, Tehya Poole from WIlliamsport High School won best in show.