Community High School is proud to announce the opening reception of the CHS Student Art Show. Please join us from 5:30 to 7:30 pm this Friday, 5/18/17, to celebrate the amazing work of our students in creative writing, film and visual arts. This show was curated by students of the 2016-2017 Curators class at CHS, including Yeshe Cooley, Isabelle Loftis, Bailey Bowers, and McKenna Beaman.
“This exhibit features student art from classes offered at Community High School over the past two years. Recently offered courses have included animation, film, comics, sculpture, prints, creative writing and oil painting among others. The show aims to display the hard work that students and teachers have put into creative development as well as give visitors an idea of the opportunities students are given in the arts at Community High School.
The breadth of mediums exhibited shows the investment that the school has put into its art programs and into encouraging students to explore artistic interests of any kind. Community High School views the arts as “an essential form of intellectual inquiry, and as a foundation of academic, emotional and social development,” and this is reflected in the extent of the arts programs as well as the focus placed on them in the curriculum.
Students apply themselves to their artistic fields and are often encouraged to branch out of their comfort zones. The variety of classes and overall environment allows them to find an artistic outlet which they enjoy, even if they are not artistically focused. Pieces featured in this show present a range of experimentation, as well as disciplined and practiced style. Teachers and peers assist students in developing their styles and they are taught to critique, explore and question not only their own work and that of their classmates, but the work of famous and historical artists as well. Students practice problem solving, critical thinking, and exercise large amounts of intellectual and creative independence in arts classes, which benefits them in academic disciplines and extracurricular exploits. The fruits of this learning environment and the labor invested by students is displayed in this cumulative exhibit.”
— Yeshe Cooley and Isabelle Loftis