Dexter Nielson

Arts are fine

McNeill hosts art show at North island Secondary School.

PORT McNEILL—All manner of art, from visual to spoken to melodic, was put on display for an appreciative audience in the inaugural Fine Art Night last Thursday at North Island Secondary School.

A standing-room only crowd shared available space in the school’s multi-purpose room with displays of paintings and sculptures by the school’s art classes, and watched as contestants in a poetry slam alternated time on the microphone with local amateur musicians, many of them students.

The event, which also included tea, coffee and baked snacks, was organized as a fundraiser for a new kiln for the NISS art department. Student artwork, including a large selection of “junk art” created from items otherwise destined for the landfill, were on sale to the public.