Top-level artists from Columbian High School exhibited their work in Tiffin University's Diane Kidd Gallery Saturday.
The show is to run through mid-December.
Students in senior portfolio and art investigations classes are exhibiting more than 30 pieces of artwork in the show titled "Pure Art."
Alex Kramer poses with one of her pieces for the art show, titled “Blown Away.”
Parker Holben is pictured with his painting, “Sploosh.”
Students with art in the show are Tanisha Anderson, Abbey Anspatch, Jackie Ardner, Ashley Bell, Kendra Bosse, Shannon Cole, Kelsey Drown, Natalia Dunn, Alyssa Gardner, Devin Goetz, Bryce Harrison, Dominique Herrera, Parker Holben, Rachel Hudacek, Alex Kramer, Kylar Meisner, Ashley Niedermier, Colleen Smith, Mercedes Torres, Audrey Vrancken, and Tiffany Walker.
"It has been a long morning working and putting everything together," Robert Johnston, art teacher at Columbian and TU, said.
Johnston said that the variety in this show is very dramatic.
The material in the show from the students is "on the edge of incredible," he said.
"The students come up with their own ideas with no assistance," Johnston said.
Kramer is showingcasing two pieces in the show. One is a sculpture piece created out of melted plexi-glass titled "Blown Away." Kramer hopes to one day become a graphic designer.
"Art is a great way to express myself," Kramer said.
Goetz also had two pieces in the show. His favorite is a posterized self-portrait.
"In this class we get to make our own lesson plans," he said. "I like to draw and paint, but I'll try everything to see what I like."
Holben got the idea for one of his pieces from watching the film "Princess Diaries." His piece, titled "Sploosh," was created by attaching balloons filled with paint and popping them with darts. Rubber resist was placed on the canvas to create a unique design.
"These are the most advanced kids and work to be the best," Johnston said.
"They are great kids and the work produced in these classes are seen at college level," he said.
Students worked for three months to finish their work for the show.
Diane Kidd Gallery is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday or by appointment. For more information, call (419) 448-3427.