Art teacher Mrs. Elizabeth Goodman said there are many of talented artists who have a passion for creating art. In order to showcase the skills of these students, Mrs. Goodman has organized an art exhbition.
On May 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the public will be able to attend and view the many kinds of arts the students have created. The art is not under a specific theme and will include a wide range of media dealing with both 2-D and 3-D art. There will also be different groups of concert band students performing to add another layer to the exhibition.
To get the public involved, Mrs. Goodman said there will be a “People’s Choice Award” where everyone who attends has the option to vote for a piece of art. The piece with the most votes will be professionally framed and permanently hung inside the school.
Art council president Alexis Secrest, along with art student Alyssa Johnson, have worked together to create a kid-sized wooden adirondack chair to auction off during the event. Johnson said that if the auction goes well, Mrs. Goodman plans “to sell a lot more” of the students’ art work next year. Mrs. Goodman is also using this opportunity as a chance to help raise money for the art program, which will be done through a bake sale and basket raffle.
Mrs. Goodman has personally asked some of her students to submit up to three pieces of their own work.
“I’m really excited for the art show and am very honored that one of my projects gets to be in it,” said student Cristine Shields. ”I never thought I would get an opportunity like this for art.”
Erial Sparks had a similar reaction, “I love creating art, so having the chance to show off my work feels really good, even if I don’t get any votes.”
Putting all of this together has Mrs. Goodman “thrilled. This is our first time for a student art exhibition, and I am super excited”
Mrs. Goodman and all of her students hope for a big turnout and plan to start having an annual art show.
The Art Exhibition is free to the public. The Southmoreland art council asks everyone to come to have a good time and enjoy what the students have created.
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