Valdosta Daily Times

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November 26, 2006

Regional high school art show returns

VALDOSTA — Artist Cedric Spencer’s “Recycled American Gothic” towers in a corner of the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts’ Boyette Gallery. It towers both literally and figuratively.

It is a large work of wooden planks decorated in features of metal. Tines of a rake, for example, serve as hair.

From these pieces, Spencer, a Brooks High School senior, designs three figures who come together as a folk-art tribute to Gordon Wood’s “American Gothic,” the famed portrait of a dour farm couple.

“Recycled American Gothic” won best in show for the annual Regional High School art exhibition. Spencer’s work is creatively original and expressive with both physical and artistic heft.

“Recycled” is a strong work in a strong show demonstrating the talents of students from several South Georgia high schools. There are the expected high school subjects of celebrities and fantasy, but there are also examples of excellent artistic vision coupled with skilled technique.

Albany High School’s art students offer an overwhelming array of talents in this show, garnering a first place for two-dimensional works with artist Thorne Wilson’s “Pumps,” as well as several honorable-mention ribbons.

Always a surprisingly strong and welcome exhibit, this show continues to dazzle while introducing a new generation of artists to South Georgia.

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