One of the most thought-provoking art projects included in this year’s William Byrd Art Show was the Social Denim Project. Students chose a current social concern to research and created a visual image on denim.

The Art Department at William Byrd High School held its annual Student Art Show on May 2 and 3, with an open house and reception for the artists, their parents and the public on the evening of May 3. Artwork by students from WBHS and William Byrd Middle School completely filled the library— a “stunning display” would be an understatement— with approximately 600 individual pieces.

All art students were encouraged to enter at least one work of their choice in the show; however, teachers kept an eye out throughout the year for pieces to include. Art teachers involved were Allyson Goin and Denise Sartell at WBHS and Rob Mitchell at WBMS.

There were drawings, paintings,…

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