The Chesterton High School International Baccalaureate (IB) students hosted an advance art show entitled “What’s in a Frame?” on Thursday, April 16 from 5-7 p.m. and Friday, April 17 from 5-8 p.m. in the Upper Gymnasium of Chesterton High School, 2125 S. 11th Street in Chesterton.
This seventh annual art exhibit showcased the learning journey of 15 CHS students who are either in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program or part of the Advanced Art Program. Currently there are three IB students: Logan Haussman, Andrea Drygas and Shannon Quartuch; and 12 Advanced Art students: Hannah Becker, Haylee Corzan, Ryan Dempsay, Troy Frezquez, Mary Henry, Mia Johnson, Anna Jones, Jacob King, Carley Lowe, Elisabeth Nedved, Samantha Senevonghachak and Madison Thorne. Both sections fuel their studio work through research about artists, culture, history, literature, science and a myriad of other interests as well as the experimentation of multiple media to determine the best expression of their ideas.
After the yearlong process of making work, students designed their own gallery spaces where they presented their finished work. They are responsible for all aspects of mounting their show, promoting it to the public, and hosting it during visitation hours. It’s truly a taste of what artists have to do to promote and sell their work.
In addition to the public exhibit, IB students also hosted the show for their peers during the school day who visited along with their teachers. Many teachers used the art viewing experience as a classroom activity to facilitate discussion or writing prompts.
The public, staff, and the students enjoyed the creative spirit of “What’s in a Frame?”