AP art students show work in Flagler Beach

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It all started when Flagler Palm Coast High School Advanced Placement art student Kelly Kryspin wanted a “real show.”

What does a “real show” mean to a group of high school artists? A gallery.

“I immediately thought of GOLA and Audrey Scherr,” said Monica James, art teacher at FPC, speaking of Flagler Beach’s Gallery of Local Art. “I knew it would be a gallery with enough heart to give a group of teenagers a chance. Their artwork was not the typical generic high school musical. The artwork that is created by students at FPC is remarkable.”

The select students who are participating in the upcoming show share a common thread: wild animals.

Kelly Kryspin, Taylor Max, Michael Spangler, Cheyenne Marquardt and Jasmine Warren will show their work for the first time in a gallery 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 4, at the Gallery of Local Art, 208 S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. The show will run through the month of March.

“Into the Wild is a call for all of us to reconnect with our natural world,” James said. “The artwork invites us to remember the beauty of plants and animals that we find outside of cities and concrete ... This show celebrates and highlights the aesthetic allure of the great outdoors.”

All students involved in this show are in instructor Edson Beckett’s Advanced Placement course, which focuses on producing a portfolio of 20 pieces of work.

“Their focus and drive to pursue a career in the arts is remarkable,” James said. “Into the Wild marks the beginning of their journey.”



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