The traditional butter carvings at the Pennsylvania Farm Show may have been a match for it this year.
Students at Biglerville High School (BHS) created an apple mural that drew a lot of attention at the Pa. Farm Show in Harrisburg earlier this month.
“The finished product exceeded our expectations.The truly beautiful display drew everyone’s attention to the apples at the farm show and gave us the opportunity to educate people about apples.” 2023 This year’s show is comparable to the famous butter sculpture,” said Ellie Hollabaugh Vranich, assistant business and market manager for Hollabaugh Bros. Inc. in Biglerville.
The mural was an iconic display of PA Apples built and assembled by representatives of Biglerville High School.
According to the Biglerville High School Art Page on Facebook, “This project was a great collaboration between the community and the school.”
The students of the National Art Honor Society thanked the Pennsylvania State Horticultural Society for “a great job,” according to a Facebook post. Rice Fruit Company donated apples. And many of his BHS administrators, teachers and students were involved.
“On the day of installation, the students were divided into groups to remove labels from the apples, carry the apples to the panel, and attach the apples. Start with the red frame, then write the letters/numbers, and finally the yellow Background Art teacher Sean Hygeth, who accompanied the students to the farm show and helped put together the mural, said:
According to Heiges, Lani Wherley created the mural design.
“Everything that goes on in the area where this apple mural was displayed at the Farm Show is made possible by the volunteer growers, who work hard to bring to life a combination of engaging, educational and interesting displays. It sits under a committee of industry representatives, and Pennsylvania Department of Extension officials for the year.Sales generated from this area work with the Horticultural Society to support research in the fruit industry.” says Vranich.
This year, the committee decided to take a different approach to the education sector and create a ‘WOW’ display. This is the kind of thing that makes people want to stop and take a photo they want to share, something they want to share. To promote the apple industry and all that it has to offer, ”he said Vranich.
After the idea for the apple mural came up a number of times at committee meetings, “we contacted the art department at Biglerville High School to see if there were any art students who would be happy to have the opportunity to work with us.” I reached out to Lisa Herman in the spring of 2022,” said Vranich. Hygeth stepped near the end of the project after Herrmann retired.
BHS art students designed the mosaics, and committee members worked with Scott Howell and technical education teacher Bob Dwyer. “They, together with the students, helped design and build the mosaic framework,” says Vranich.
According to Vranich, BHS principal Beth Graham was very supportive of the concept.
“It was absolutely a win-win for everyone. The students said that working with us to create this display had a truly unique and educational experience that put into practice the skills they were learning in the classroom.” Our committee was able to make a dream and a vision a reality, something that would not have been possible without the help of the students and staff at Biglerville High School,” said Vranich. say.
Students of agricultural education teacher Scott Howell built the display using construction drawings Dwyer made via computer-aided design, Dwyer said.
In a graphic arts class, Dwyer ran a poster design contest that included a QR code that smartphone users could link to the Horticultural Institute’s website. Student Sadie Wicker was the winner.
“The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society would like to thank the students and teachers of Biglerville High School in the Upper Adams School District of Adams County, Pennsylvania for their cooperation with this year’s Apple Mural Exhibition. We designed and built the framework for the display, created the design for the display itself, designed some of the signage used in the display, and actually attended the farm show to assemble the entire display,” says the Horticultural Society website. read the site.
“The power of collaboration between schools and industry can go deeper if you have a school district that supports it. Thanks to Upper Adams School District for their support and partnership in this initiative, according to the website. doing.”