PLAS creates new exhibit for the arts

Published 11:00 pm Friday, August 17, 2012

The photography of Angie Lewis, a Pike Liberal Arts School senior, was chosen for the inaugural “Exhibits in Excellence” display at the school. A special wall area has been designated for a monthly display that recognizes the artistic talents of PLAS students.

Pike Liberal Arts School is finding ways to promote the arts and recognize students who excel in different areas of the arts.

Wall space next to the school’s main office has been designated for “Exhibits in Excellence.”

Ceil Sikes, headmaster, said each month a student or a class will be featured for having excelled in some area of the arts.

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“‘Exhibits in Excellence’ is one way that we can recognize students who excel in the arts and also promote the arts throughout the school,” Sikes said. “Angie Lewis, a senior, is our featured artist for August, the inaugural month. Angie was a winner at our school art show and also won at the district art show. Angie is a photographer and I didn’t even know that she was interested in photography until the art show. ‘Exhibits in Excellence’ is one way that we can learn more about the talents of our students and recognize their talents.”

Nine of Lewis’ favorite photographs, not only showcase her talent as a photographer, but also highlight her love of the outdoors.

“I love the outdoors and I love to hunt – deer and turkeys,” Lewis said. “When I hunt, I always take my camera with me because there are so many pretty and interesting places to photograph.”

Most of Lewis’ photographs are of the great outdoors but she also has an interest in details.

Her photograph of a door lock has attracted a lot of attention from those who stop to view the exhibit.

And the photograph of an old tractor has special meaning for Lewis and her family.

“The tractor belonged to my grandfather, George Jordan in Union Springs,” she said. “It was later sold. My grandmother said the photograph of the tractor is very special to her because it reminds her of my grandfather.”

If Lewis’ future plans hold true, as a conservation officer, she will be able to combine her love of the outdoors and her love of photography

Sikes said Lewis’ exhibit gave her more insight into the kind of person that Lewis is.

“We learn a lot about people by what they do and what is important to them,” she said. “We will use ‘Exhibits in Excellence’ to display the talents of individual students or for class projects. We want to recognize the talents of all our students and expand their horizons.”