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Octopus takes home best in show

Staff writer

Thirty pieces of art created by nine students were featured in a Peabody-Burns High School art show Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Art teacher Dana Pope said this is the first year for art shows.

“We did one in the fall and now one in the spring, one for each semester,” she said. “It gives the kids an opportunity to show off their work, and motivation to produce and produce well.”

Pope used teachers to judge entries. The show Monday was judged by teacher Ann Leppke.

Senior Xavier Mosca had four entries, one claiming best in show and another receiving honorable mention.

His best in show piece was a watercolor painting depicting an intricate octopus, and a landscape scene composed of shapes and patterns took home honorable mention.

Mosca said that the creation of the octopus took about a week, and a lot of patience.

“It took a day to draw it out and another whole day to get the paint work started,” he said. “Then three extra days to layer the watercolor.”

Mosca explained his choice of subject matter and his creative process.

“I just really liked the octopus,” he said. “It’s a cool looking animal. I like to plug in my headphones when working, concentrate, and just relax.”

Last modified May 9, 2018

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