EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy students shared their love of creativity with the community by hosting their first Art Show.
Students presented original works of art which ranged from sketches to three-dimensional sculptures.
Guests included friends and family of students, ECUEA school board members, and East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland, who enjoyed light refreshments and casual conversation with the art patrons.
Charlotte Jackson, director of ECUEA, said, “We're extremely proud of our student art work. We have very talented students who were excited about being able to share and display their pieces to ECUEA families and friends. Keeping the arts alive in our schools is so important and it has a lasting impact on academics.”
Organized by Kristen Zak, Heather Reed, and the student council, the art show gave students the opportunity to display their hard work and talents.
“This was an interesting experience. I am really involved in art and I love it; so I suggested to Mrs. Zak during a student council meeting that we should have an art show showcasing our work. It was a dream come true to see my idea come alive,” Student Council President Aaliyah Zermeno said.
“I was happy to be able to contribute to this event. Just being there was amazing,” Student Council Vice President Alyzae Peña added.