Keeping up with a tradition that started in 2002, Shippensburg Arts Programming and Education will be showcasing the artwork of ten students from the AP Studio class at Shippensburg Area Senior High School.
It will feature each student’s concentration, a collection of artwork that follow a theme, and some of their other individual pieces. The students’ concentrations range from landscapes and seascapes to consumerism and digital magazine design.
Attendance is free and open to the public.
Guests can expect light refreshments and a comfortable atmosphere.
Jessie White, the students’ long term substitute teacher began working with the students around Thanksgiving and has been with them every step of the way.
“I think this is a unique, behind the screens, experience that most students don’t get,” White said. “They have to consider things that haven’t come up before, such as how they arrange their work.”
Mae Morris, senior at SASHS, has been doing photography for three years — a skill she combined with digital design to create her travel magazine covers.
“My favorite part of this experience was traveling Europe and taking photos, and the memories created along the way,” Morris said. “I really hope people see this and get inspired to travel the world.”
“The students have been awesome,” said Bridget Palmer-Rosetta, SHAPE’s gallery director. “Hanging an exhibition is an art form in itself. They’ve been doing most of the work themselves and, so far, they’ve done an excellent job. I’m glad we can give them this learning experience.”
“I just want my students to know that I am very proud of them,” said Sarah Maclay.
Maclay, SASHS’s art teacher has been out on maternity leave since November and had not seen the students or their work since they started.