CHESTERTON | Peepshow — The Art Exhibit for the Modern World will open Wednesday and Thursday at the Chesterton High School upper gymnasium, 2125 S. 11th St.
This fifth annual art exhibit will feature the work of the CHS International Baccalaureate Visual Arts and Advanced Art Senior Portfolio students. The students create their own gallery space, mount, frame, hang, host and promote their show that showcases their year-long learning journey. Four students are applying two years of their efforts in satisfaction of the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.
Student participants are IB students junior Allison Granat and seniors Jenn Kay, Alexis Malay and Laura Whitman. Advanced Art seniors are Jaclyn Beissel, Ali Bianco, Molly Brust, Samantha Coen, Cody DelMastro, Orion Joll, Emily Nix, Mady Thielemann, Tom Trail, Bryanna VanNostran and Julie Weir.
Each of the resulting studio works is fueled by their individual research of artists, cultures, historical time periods, experimentation of media and reaction to prompts that explore a variety of themes.
Part of the exhibit planning is titling the show as well as problem solving what artists must do to present their work. Each must write individual artist statements for each completed work in addition to an exhibit statement to explain to visitors the range of their theme and resulting work. Sketchbooks are on display as well and an opportunity to talk with the artist.
Peepshow — The Art Exhibit for the Modern World is free to the public. Hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the CHS upper gymnasium. Visitors are asked to use Entrance 31. Elevator is available to access the second floor.
This year, students will have a separate “give back to the community” display of 16 individual art works created specifically for the Duneland Education Foundation as silent auction items at their upcoming fundraiser, An Evening with the Arts, on April 19. Prospective bidders will be able to view all the works of art at the school’s opening prior to the DEF event.