WHITMAN — Superintendent Jeffrey Szymaniak and Whitman-Hanson Regional High School art instructor Christina Maher are pleased to share the latest featured artist in the school’s ongoing Virtual Senior Art Showcase Series.
As part of the Showcase Series, the WHRHS art department and the school’s Art in Action program will be featuring a rotating lineup of senior student artists on an individual basis in the coming weeks. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school is encouraging community members to view students’ artwork virtually.
For the next two weeks, Art in Action and the Whitman-Hanson Art Department will be featuring the work of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School senior Lauren Phelps. The work will be displayed through May 14.
Phelps’ artwork will be on display in the three display cases along the WHRHS art hallway. To view a complete gallery of Phelps’ work online, click here.
Phelps plans on attending Coastal Carolina University after graduation, where she will study clinical psychology. She plans to continue to make and sell art as a hobby.
She enjoys creating acrylic paintings, charcoal drawings and pencil drawings of her favorite musicians.
“Art has helped me become who I am today. I couldn’t play lacrosse due to ankle surgery,” said Phelps. “I was discouraged until I started to paint and that is when I found my love for art.”
Other students who have been featured as part of this year’s Showcase Series include Sammy Higgins, Erin Tilley, Julie Buckley and Abigail DeLory. Additional students will be announced and featured by the district in the coming weeks.