We are excited to kick off our 2019 First Friday Art Gallery season. Come visit, enjoy some food and drink, and check out these young artists work. I am looking forward to seeing you again – it has been too long!
Each month we host a new artist in our building’s 2nd floor gallery at the Chesapeake Western Depot at 141 W. Bruce St. (second floor entrance is on Chesapeake). Artwork will remain on exhibit through the month. Come view the show and get a tour the Depot! We will have food and drink available!
Featured artist: Eastern Mennonite School student artists
March 1, 2019
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gaines Group Architects Harrisonburg Studio
141 West Bruce St. Suite 201, Harrisonburg, VA
Media used in the art: Multiple medias including charcoal, acrylic, stained glass, and more.
The artwork in this show displays a small percentage of the hard work and creative efforts of middle and high school students at Eastern Mennonite School this school year. Our middle school students take an art exploratory class in which they explore a variety of art mediums, problem solve to create themed projects, and develop their own creative ideas through choice projects. In 8th grade or in high school, students take a Basic Art I course where they learn about the Elements of Art before taking media specific courses, such as drawing, painting, ceramics, etc. For students who show greater initiative, experience, and skill, they can further develop their artistic abilities and art portfolio in an independent art study.
Some of the artwork displayed has been created for a specific assignment with requirements. Other artwork was made during student choice work time. The work shown by seniors has been created mostly during independent art studies or in their time outside of class. Whatever the type of project or artwork, this show is about celebrating students’ creativity, curiosity, and growth.
Malea Gascho, EMS Middle and High School Art Teacher