Young Blaine artists to be featured at Whatcom Museum of Art
By Meg Olson
A dozen Blaine high school students will have their first taste of the life of a professional artist when their works are unveiled as part of the Promising Future exhibit at the Whatcom Museum of Art.
The exhibition, which officially opens this Sunday, March 21, features work by art students from 13 schools throughout the county. Their artworks are professionally prepared for display by museum staff and will hang in museum galleries until April 25. “It’s getting these students involved with the classiest venue in the area, and that’s awesome,” said Blaine high school art teacher Brian Smith. “It’s a chance for them to have their work professionally displayed in a professional gallery.
The Blaine artists participating in the exhibit are Sarah Anishanslin, Ashley Church, Holly Steckler, Justina Gumley, Anna Halpin, Emily Hendricks-Hockey, Lisa Kent, Rose Smith, Naomi Schucard, Jessica Welter, Dana Werdal and Hannah Williams. On March 25, the Blaine high school band and choir will perform at the museum, located at 121 Prospect Street in Bellingham, during a special reception for the young Blaine artists, beginning at 7 p.m.