March 27, 2014
Updated Mar 27, 2014 at 6:30 AM EDT
Lakeview, N.Y. (WKBW) - From trees in the forest to sights from overseas, students at Pinehurst Elementary School are using it all in their art.
“I like it because it gets me really creative,” Student Erynn Ras said.
Student Maeve Gregoire agrees.
“It lets me free myself from any stress that I'm going through,” Gregoire said.
Now, the art is headed to the Festival for the Arts in Hamburg taking place this Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the HUB Youth Center on the Wesleyan Church Campus on McKinley Parkway.
“It's grades K through 12 and all the teacher are doing as I am is trying to showcase as many students work as possible to inspire them to continue to create throughout their school career and their life,” Teacher Laura Glista said.
Olivia Haltz explains her special piece of artwork.
“I did a Picasso painting. I drew a face then I put paper over it to make it look like Picasso”
Gregoire was chosen to be a big part of the show this weekend.
“It's a Japanese scroll with little things in the back and bigger things in the front,” Gregoire said.
First grader Erynn Ras, daughter of our very own Elizabeth Carey, has had her art picked for the festival in the past. This time she is going even bigger. Her artwork of a tree in the afternoon was chosen to be displayed at the Albright Knox Art Gallery
“It's a real art museum and I'm excited that my art is going to be in it,” Ras said.
Glista said these students and others are not only giving art to the community but they are giving back to a good cause.
“The festival for the arts also has a donation that goes to the Paintbox Project at Roswell,” Glista said.
And all these little artists agree, this creative outlet will be a part of their lives forever.
“I think its inspiring and it makes you want to do it more and make you try harder,” Gregoire said.
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