Students in Randalyn Clabaugh’s Sculpture II class at Hilton Head Island High School will show recent works in a gallery opening Saturday, Feb. 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Hummell Studios, 38 Calhoun Street in Bluffton. The event is free and open to the public. Amos Hummell, a well-known artist around the Lowcountry, has been working with the students in the classroom as part of the Arts in Education program of the Island School Council for the Arts. The student artists will be on hand during the opening show to meet guests and discuss their works.
    Students have created sculptures that will be exhibited in the gallery during the month of February. The non-conventional sculptures will be available for sale and will be displaying the talents of the young artists around our community. Clabaugh, who has been teaching art for 30 years, is very excited for this upcoming event. “Amos Hummell and I have encouraged the students to think outside of the box and, ironically, a majority of them are building their projects within boxes,” she said.
    Hummell is encouraged that the students wanted to host their own opening. “Not only is this a good chance for the students to experience the real-life challenges and opportunities of a professional artist, but it’s also a great opportunity for our community to see the creativity and uniqueness of these gifted young artists.” Hummell said he hopes this student-led gallery opening will be the first of many arts and cultural events that involve students, the community, and commercial interests in Old Town Bluffton.
    Refreshments will be served. For more information call Hummell Studios at 843-290-0507. The gallery is located in the Carson Cottages development on Calhoun Street, next door to Gigi’s.