Allison Glass/News Fredericktown elementary school reading teacher Ashley Overholt, left, looks over student artwork with her sons, Graham, center, and Reid, right, at the 11th annual Fine art Exhibition and Music Night at Fredericktown. The showcase featured artwork from all art students K-12, as well as the fifth through eighth-grade bands and middle school choir.

FREDERICKTOWN — The arts were on display at The 11th annual district-wide Fine Art Exhibition and Music Night, which was held at Fredericktown Elementary School May 3.

The event featured art displays from K-12 students, which ranged in skill level from finger-painting to graphic design and ceramics.

“I mean, it’s pretty awesome when you can see their improvement,” elementary and middle school art teacher Diane Rutherford said. “And honestly, even the most unlikely kid found me after school and asked if I hung his stuff up and he was so excited about it, and that’s worth it,” high school art teacher Rachel Rogers added.

“Absolutely, seeing a student stand by their artwork and take pictures with their parents. A lot of this stuff is just paper, it doesn’t last,” Rutherford added. “Now that it’s digital, a senior can go back and look at their artwork from sixth grade. It’s just great.”

“And going to graduation parties, they still have their art hung up. It’s so precious,” Rogers said.


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