Student art serves as a form of self-expression

Waterloo High School art teacher Sarah Carey is no stranger to exceptional student art, but even she was impressed at what her students produced for this year’s art exhibition. This year Carey dove even deeper into the theme of different decades by letting junior art student Logan Anhorn paint her face in a pop-art style.

Among the students whose art was presented, a crowd favorite was Serrenia Race.

When asked if she would be interested in commissioning her hummingbird piece she broke down and started crying.

“I’m just so happy someone liked my work so much they want to buy it. It’s an incredible feeling,” Race said.

Last year Race was in an accident that left her wheelchair bound and she was able only to do art. This heavily influenced multiple pieces that she made for this year’s exhibition. One particular piece was meant to show how she felt trapped inside the wheelchair, a feeling to which many people growing up with handicaps or suffering injuries can relate.

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