LEWISTON – Holy Cross School recently held its sixth annual art show, featuring student artists from prekindergarten through grade eight. The theme was “Poetic Inspiration.”

“During the school year, students have discussed where artists find inspiration for their work. Last year’s art show celebrated children’s book illustrations,” said Dawn Simpson, Holy Cross art teacher. “This year, I wanted to continue with the connection between art and literature,” she said.

Simpson worked with each class to create projects inspired by a selection of poetry. Each student displayed two projects in the school gallery. Displays featured papier mache creations, clay sculptures, watercolor and tempera paintings, weaving, chalk drawings, scratchboard, paper collages and dragonflies made from tissue paper and wooden sticks.

One of this year’s visual highlights was the sixth-graders’ traditional papier mache project inspired by a poem about a brontosaurus. The display featured a life-like green dinosaur surrounded by baby dinosaurs hatching from papier mache eggs.

“The annual art show is one of the school’s best attended events,” said Simpson. “Our goal is to turn the school into a fine arts museum for the evening.”

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