Gallery show ‘points’ to young talent

CHS student art exhibit will run through April

Photography by students from Camas High School will be featured at the Second Story Gallery through April.

Titled “From Our Point of View,” the work includes character portraits, action shots and other “art” photos.

The artwork was created by students in Doug Huegli’s advanced art class. They will cap their spring break by attending an opening reception in their honor during First Friday, April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. Live music will be provided by Brad Jensen.

According to Huegli, digital photography courses were added to film photography at the high school 13 years ago.

With the opening of the new high school the following year, film photography went by the wayside and his digital classes have expanded from 16 students to the current 131.

More than 1,000 have passed through the classes.

These young photographers, drawn from both the advanced and Advanced Placement classes, were selected to exhibit at the Second Story Gallery show. They include Trevor Gjerswold, Allyssa Heilbrun, Kelsey Lawrence, Nicholas Murray, Alexis Royal, Hunter Wade, Matthew Williams, Johanna Froehlich and Clancy Morgan.

“Sports have dominated those headlines and hype, but in the background, artistically and academically, Camas is so much stronger,” Huegli said. “The creativity and caliber of our students builds year by year.”

The show will continue through April 29 in the gallery, upstairs in the Camas Public Library.

It’s open to the public, with free admission, during regular library hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.