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Defining Who We Are, How We Feel

By KEN LARSON
Sun Advocate publisher

Mikie Nelson, senior at Carbon High is a Sterling Scholor student in the art category and one of the student curators of the art exhibit that is currently on display at the CEU museum.

"Who We Are, How We Feel," it's work by a group of talented teenagers in Carbon County and it's on display now at the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum.

The general public is invited to a reception to kick off the exhibit Monday, March 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit will be open through the end of April.

Ben Kilbournie, son of Pete and Kathryn Kilbournie of Price is an advanced art student at Carbon High. His work is among seven other artists on display through April.

This is the fourth year of the student art exhibit. This year students from Carbon High and Mont Harmon Junior High are exhibiting their creative work in the museum's traveling exhibition gallery. The museum serves as a cultural gathering place for the community. According to Pam Miller, who coordinates many of the exhibits, "We look forward to this exhibit every year because it focuses on the good our young people do, and gives friends, family, and communities an opportunity to see a wide variety of artwork on exhibit in one locality."

The students have created their artwork under the direction of art teachers Mrs. Leslie Smoak and Mrs. Diana Bettino. They also learned how to mat pieces for exhibit. Students also learned how to fill out museum loan forms. Some of the high school students act as student curators, framing the pieces, hanging them aesthetically, and preparing labels.

Miller explained that it takes much work to put an exhibit together for a museum, "but we hope that through the efforts of teachers, students, the museum, and our local business supporters that we can continue to offer this training experience to the students and a cultural experience for the community."





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