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PHS Soph Chosen for Bucks County Sculpture Show

posted Nov 28, 2017, 1:50 PM by Joe Ferry   [ updated Nov 29, 2017, 8:31 AM ]
Cardboard sculpture of a big rig
Ever since his parents got him involved in creating model railroading layouts at a very young age, Pennridge High School 10th grader Bobby Waite has had a keen interest in art and creating things. He also began creating extremely detailed drawings as a youngster, an interest that only deepened after he attended art classes at the Michener Art Museum one summer.

As he got older, Bobby also developed an interest in diesel trucks that began when his family toured a big rig dealership and he was given the opportunity to ride in one. From that moment, Bobby became even more interested in trucks and began to draw trucks when he got home.

Bobby's two interests came together recently when his three-dimensional, recycled cardboard sculpture of a big rig was accepted into the Bucks County Sculpture Show, a juried event sponsored by the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce for renowned and emerging sculptors. At 16, Bobby was the youngest artist in the show.

"His end product demonstrated his advanced understanding of the subject," said Ms. Karin DePeppe, his teacher in the high school's Sculpture class. 
    
The Bucks County Sculpture Show is one of only a few such exhibitions in the region devoted exclusively to three-dimensional art and Bobby was honored to be the youngest artist to have his artwork displayed in the show. As he stood in front of his work of art, Bobby said he was thrilled to speak to people that admired his work and was proud to be in the show. The people who viewed it, he said, encouraged him to continue with art after graduation from high school. 

Bobby’s accomplishment definitely made his family and the PHS Art Department Pennridge Proud!