Art teachers from around Somerset County came to the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts in Somerset Friday to showcase their work.
The center exhibit features work by 15 teachers from 10 county schools.
Laurel Arts Executive Director Mike Oliver said this exhibit was long overdue.
“We always have the shows with the students’ works, it was time to show the work of the teachers,” Oliver said.
He said the exhibit includes jewelry, sculptures and paintings.
Joy Knepp, art teacher at Shanksville-Stonycreek, said teachers are usually working to have students showcase art.
“This is the first time that we get to share some of our favorite pieces,” Knepp said. She said her work consists of handmade jewelry and glasswork.
Conemaugh Township teacher Francine Keifer said the exhibited work represents the diversity and talent of the artists.
“It is important for us as teachers to be able to know how to do various things, such as painting, drawing or sculpting, to meet the needs of the students,” Keifer said.
The exhibit is open through June 7.