The “mother” of the Lake Wales Student Art Show gave “birth” to the first show 44 years ago. In 1968, when Ann Norton was the first full time art teacher at the junior high school in Lake Wales, she wanted to show off the talent of her students.
“I thought ‘gee, their work is so beautiful,’” the youthful 84-year-old recalled. “We were placing the artwork on easels in the cafetorium at PTA meetings and I thought ‘we have to do better than this.’”
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