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BCHS Arts Exhibition set for this weekend

The Butler County High School River Arts Exhibition has had one bump in the road on the way to its inaugural showing. Weather forced postponement of the event from Dec 7th and 8th, to Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th.

The event was organized by longtime BCHS and WKU Art instructor Sam Hunt. Hunt told BtN that he teamed with members of the Western Kentucky University Art Department to conceive the show.  The intent was to showcase not only the work of BCHS art students, but also the works of students in the region, and in programs with a connection to the BCHS and WKU Art Departments.

“Some of the teachers involved are my former high school art students who now teach art. Some are friends I met in college. Some are former student teachers that taught with me. Some are current WKU art students working in our area schools,” said Hunt.

Hunt said the original plan was to start out small and grow, but more than 1,000 entries poured in for the event.

“I’ve had pieces stacked all over my house, they’re everywhere,” said Hunt. "On Monday, Dec. 2nd the show was narrowed to 162 pieces. We wanted to start out small, but as they say, go big, or go home,” joked Hunt.

The event was originally scheduled to be held at the Eva Hawes Building in the Charles Black City Park, but wintry weather forced both postponement and relocation. The event will now be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th, and will now take place at the Butler County High School Commons Area. Hours will be 9-5 on Saturday, and 1-5 on Sunday, with the awards ceremony at 3 pm Sunday following the Christmas parade.

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