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Let the show go on

Staff writer

Despite social distancing requirements that seemingly would have killed Centre school’s annual Artful Eye show for students in grades three through five, the words of the song, “The Show Must Go On,” spring to mind.

In this case, the show must go online.

Art assistant Jessica Gilbert and her sister, art teacher Pat Wick, put together three trailers and an art show video that aired on the school website Friday.

“I have a cousin whose little boy goes to Centre,” Wick said. “When all this was going down and I was wondering what we were going to do, she said ‘let’s put it online.’ ”

The art pieces used in the art show are the ones students had finished before the governor’s order closing schools.

Gilbert called the project their “COVID challenge.”

“The word ‘challenge’ in Chinese has two meanings,” Gilbert said. “One is fear and one is opportunity.”

She chose opportunity.

“COVID can rob you of a lot of things, but I refuse to let it rob these kids of the joy of their art show,” she said.

The art show video itself, aired Friday, revealed what ribbons were awarded for each piece of artwork.

Last modified May 6, 2020