by Bruce Strand
ERHS students devoted to painting, drawing, pottery, sculpture, speech, vocal music, instrumental music, dancing, creative writing, theater, digital and video art, and photography are front and center each year at Evening of the Arts. This year’s expo Thursday featured student demonstrators Greg Pearson (colored pencil), Nikita Skorykh (wheel throwing), Clare Waldroch (jewelry), Cayla Weatherly (shading), Tyler Cundiff (watercolor), Jake Schroeder (wheel throwing), Hannah Smith (hand building), Olivia Rossi (stipple), Kelsy Wakeman (watercolor), Madie Ley (jewelry), Scott Rehling (painting), Brandon O’Connor (clay decorating), Jordan Tarnowski (jewelry) and Hank Galinski (wheel throwing). Performing were concert choir, percussion group, Native Hoop Dance, Native Drum and Song, Red Elk and Black Elk jazz bands, Cantabile girls sextet and the cast of “Seussical.” Writers Club (poetry) and Speech Team performed. United Nations of ERHS presented cultural artifacts and attire, and had resident experts to answer questions, for 10 nationalities. Friends of Jim Loso had a silent auction for a legacy scholarship honoring the popular clay teacher who died last year.