Landry Neal’s papier-mache dog, Blue, has zany pipe cleaner spirals for eyes and spots. But the artist included some true-to-life touches from its inspiration: a bright green tennis ball in the dog’s mouth, and a big, wagging tongue.
“I tried to make it abstract,” said Landry, a seventh-grader at Perry Hall Middle School. “But I kept the tennis ball. I thought it was cool, and I wanted the tongue to show.”
On Sunday, the 12-year-old got to see her newspaper-and-tape creation on exhibit along with about 1,700 other pieces of student artwork.
Displays featuring cats and dogs of every color, variety and medium filled one wing of the White Marsh Mall during the fifth...