Hillsborough High students will have artwork displayed for Youth Art Month

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Hillsborough High School art teacher Lynn Mound and her students will be participating in an exhibit organized by The Center for Contemporary Art in March.

The exhibit is for Youth Art Month.

Mound has been a participating in this event for the past four years and her students will have their artwork displayed from March 25-31 at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster.

Somerset County has 18 teachers and their students from 14 schools taking part in the two exhibits on display. The first exhibit will run from March 11-24.

Mound has been teaching at Hillsborough for 26 years. There will be eight student art pieces exhibited at the CCA from Hillsborough.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to show their work in a community setting. They also get to see art works done by students from other schools within the Somerset County area,” Mound said.

Mound nominated junior Emily Chu’s artwork to be viewed and possibly selected to be on display in Trenton for the state’s art exhibit. Recently, Chu’s piece was selected and will be on display in the statehouse.

Emily’s work is a mixed media piece that is a combination of photo transfer, ink, gouache and collage,” Mound said. “Emily put her heart into creating this art work. The piece communicates a narrative about her childhood memories, and her relationship to her parents, grandmother and her family’s cultural heritage.”

She said it took Chu about 15 hours of classtime with additional time spent at home to create her artwork.

I hope that people will appreciate the original vision and innovative ideas that each student has investigated to express their ideas,” Mound said.

She said she enjoys all of the great opportunities that students have to highlight their art work during Youth Art Month.

Mound said she has an after school art club that meets every week.

“Our school has an ongoing slide show on TV monitors that showcase student art works in classrooms and common areas of the school. We are always working on new art pieces in my classes. We do everything from figure drawing to pottery to painting,” she said.

For more information about the exhibit, call The Center for Contemporary Art at (908) 234-2345 or visit the website at http://ccabedminster.org.