Kershaw County students’ art celebration to be held Thursday, Feb. 23

The community is invited to a showcase of Kershaw County student visual and performing art at “Celebrating the Arts of Kershaw County Schools” on Thursday, Feb. 23 at Lugoff-Elgin High School (LEHS).

Angelina Spinelli - Ninth Grade

Student art displays can be viewed from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the LEHS gymnasium, and the performing arts program starts at 6:45 p.m. in the school’s auditorium.  The LEHS percussion ensemble and Camden Middle School Jazz Band will provide entertainment during the visual art display time while the LEHS Jazz Band will play musical selections prior to the performing arts program.

DME Strings (Mary Ford)

“This showcase is a wonderful event to highlight the outstanding student artists that we have across the district,” said Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Executive Director for Instructional Support Programs Alisa Goodman.  “We welcome all family, friends and community members to join us for this special evening.”

The program features dance, theater, choral and instrumental performances and visual art pieces from students at all 20 Kershaw County schools.

KCSD employee Darrel Cooke will be the master of ceremonies.  In addition to musical numbers from the district’s combined elementary, middle and high school choirs, the Leslie M. Stover Middle School Band and Lugoff-Elgin Middle School Trash Can Band will perform instrumental selections.

Guests also will be entertained by LEHS dancers, LEHS and North Central High School theater students and violin maestros from Camden Elementary School and Doby’s Mill Elementary School.

Taylor said that ATEC student Katelyn McLawhorn designed the artwork for the event’s program cover while students in ATEC’s Digital Art and Design classes created the posters and banners.

The public is invited to attend the event, which is sponsored in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, and admission is free.