The weeklong Windham-Raymond District Art Show kicked off at Windham High School Monday evening, with drawing and pottery demonstrations, a student clarinet rendition of Bach’s “Arioso” and a performance by the Windham Chamber Singers.

Thousands of art works composed by Regional School Unit 14 students ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade are featured in this year’s show.

At the Monday evening gala kicking off the show, Cora Dykens, a Windham High School junior, played Bach’s “Arioso” on clarinet, while junior Samantha Gledhill drew a portrait of senior Gwen Baker, senior Yelani Stieg sculpted an octopus incense holder and Lauren Barrett drew a color picture of a pink flower that she photographed in London. Meanwhile, the Windham Chamber Singers performed in the auditorium.

Cora Dykens, a junior from Raymond, plays Bach’s “Arioso” on clarinet during Monday night’s opening of the Windham-Raymond District Art Show. Works in a variety of media by nearly every student in the district were displayed throughout the high school during the weeklong exhibit. This year marks the 15th edition of the show, which is organized by the high school’s art department. For more coverage, see page 20.Staff photo by Ezra Silk“Apocalyptic Sunrise,” by Holden Willard, a Windham High School sophomore from Raymond, a drawing featured at the Portland Museum of Art’s Annual Youth Art Month.A drawing of Jennifer Aniston by Samantha Gledhill, a Windham High School junior.Gwen Baker, a senior from Windham, left, is drawn by Samantha Gledhill, a Windham junior.Staff photos by Ezra Silk

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