(WASHINGTON) - Talented students at Washington High School will present a free evening of culture Wednesday for anyone who wishes to attend.
"A Night of the Arts" will begin by 7 p.m. when patrons can view two- and three-dimensional artwork by students of art teachers John Wilkins and Pat Douglas. According to Wilkins, more than 800 pieces of ceramics, sculpture, fabric art, etchings, acrylic and watercolor paintings, pencil and pastel drawings, photography, and commercial design/advertising projects will be on display in the foyer outside the auditorium.
"It shows all the hard work students have been doing and their talent," Wilkins said, talking about the quantity and quality of the work to be displayed. "It's amazing how talented they are."
He said a few first-semester students and most second-semester students will have something to exhibit.
"They do a lot of really good work," he said. "Some of them just don't want to display things."
In addition to the art show, there will be a concert featuring students from the choral and band departments. The musical presentation will be directed by choral director Scott Griffith and band director Doug Sydow, and will begin at 8 p.m. in the auditorium.
The roughly one-hour show will feature the WHS varsity show choir, Impulse, performing a medley from the Broadway musical "In the Heights," according to Griffith. The award-winning Accents show choir will perform a medley from the musical "Next to Normal," as well as "Jar of Hearts," "Start Me Up/Livin on a Prayer" and "Telephone."
The junior varsity show choir, Encore, will perform "Forget You," "Bubbly" and "Firework." The concert choir, which is Accents and Impulse combined, will be performing "Lux Aeterna" and "Kalinda."
"High school instrumentalists are live accompaniment for the show choirs to dance to," Griffith said, explaining they're band members.
The state-ranked competition dance team also will perform.
Patrons may enter through Gates 4 or 5.
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