OHS paintings on display after resurrecting art class

Through the remainder of the school year, the Olney Library will display various works of high school students, which will give many local arts students the opportunity to exhibit their work for the first time.

Jimmy Toney, an art teacher at Olney Hamilton High School, said the display marks the return of art classes at OHS.

“We have not had high school art in years,” Tony said. “... When I found out there was not an art program, I asked, if I passed my test, if they would let me teach it. I passed my art certification test this past summer and here we go.”

Toney, a budding artist in college, said art has been an enriching part of his life and he looks forward to fostering the talents of his students. 

One of those students is senior Amber McCutcheon, who will display two paintings a military-themed work honoring family members that served and a painting depicting the skyline of her ancestral home.

“It’s really beautiful up there,” McCutcheon said. “The Texas sky has a lot of reds and yellows, more western feeling. A Montana Sky is really calm. There is a lot more blue ... I wanted to show the trees and mountains. There are not trees here like there are from Montana.”

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