LHS Teen Art Talent On View At Library

Though its busy summer reading program has ended, Wahiawa Library remains a bastion of creativity via its continuing display of Leilehua High School student art.

The exhibition, which opened in early June, offers 33 two-dimensional works from the 2013-2014 school year — many of them already recognized statewide and nationally — and the library will officially honor the artists in a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17. “If it’s not on exhibit, people will never get to see

it,” explained Matt Brown, Wahiawa’s youth services librarian, who also mounted a show last summer of a dozen of Leilehua’s teen artists. The reception will be “an opportunity for the public to talk to them and find out what inspires their work.”

The show includes pencil renderings, photography, acrylic on canvas and charcoal pieces. The students themselves, as well as Leilehua art teacher Larry Taguba and photography teacher Keith Sasada, will be available to talk with interested fans about the creative process, and the art of teaching art.

View Summer Art Exhibition 2014 during library hours to appreciate the talents of Rhea Erice, April Supnet, Bennet Cariaga, Scout Bender, Russel Zaragosa, Vaitau-saga Tamamu, Elijah Flores, Pomaikai Canady, Cassidyann Kuni-Navares, John Cabias, Scarlet Roberts, Cyliss Cunningham, Carina Kusaka, Nicole Gottman, Alexis Garza, Maxwell Mulbury, Ryne

Cabias, Genesis Rodrigues, Lino Pregoner, Paris Clark, Netane Muti, Christina Masutani, Kelsey Duffy, Danielle Martinez, Dasha Directo, Odelyn Castillo, Shazary Sinclair, Sandra Sasada and Alexis Jacang.

For more information, call Brown at 622-6345.