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Lake Powell Chronicle | Page High student artist starts business during pandemic

PAGE – Pearl Sandoval, a junior at Page High School, is passionate about art and has developed methods that have allowed her art to grow and thrive the last year despite setbacks caused from COVID-19 shutdowns and closures.

Sandoval dabbles in several different art styles and forms, but her preferred style is pop art – an art form that draws from commercial items and cultural icons such as product labels, advertisements and modern media.

“Pearl is a star!” exclaimed Sandoval’s art teacher, Sue Tucker, who has been teaching Sandoval since she was in sixth grade. “As my student, teaching Pearl is very exciting because I’ve seen her growing as an artist since she was in middle school.”

Because Sandoval is a more advanced art student, even while at Page Middle School, Ms. Tucker is giving her advanced projects that take her to a different level of experience in the arts.

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Cedar Ridge High School seniors showcase their artwork at Margaret Lane Gallery

Six high school seniors are displaying their artwork that explores various social topics and historical art movements in an upcoming showcase at Margaret Lane Gallery in Hillsborough beginning Feb. 24.

The art show is a culmination of each student’s work in the International Baccalaureate program through Cedar Ridge High School.

The event is comprised of three shows: “Our Moments in Time,” “A Kaleidoscope of Emotions” and “The Shape of Life Through Color.” Each show lasts two weeks, with two students being featured in each showcase.  

The students each spent two years creating and compiling a portfolio that includes artwork and written rationales explaining their journey.

“I really want the public to not only appreciate the beauty of their work and their effort,” Lori Shepley, visual arts instructor at Cedar Ridge High School, said. “But also I want them to understand how much thinking goes into creating art and a product

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