The Country Club Cafe hosted an art show displaying student artwork from various classes on Monday, April 25.
The art show gives aspiring artists and other students a chance to show off their artwork for the community. Art teacher Jerry Howard believes holding art shows may help students put their best effort into their projects.
“As an artist you know that if your artwork is going to potentially be displayed somewhere, you’re a little more driven to put your best work out there,” Howard said. “I think there’s an element of pride in that. I think it helps motivate the students to do well.”
For sophomore Tyler Orbin, that “element of pride” does help push him to do his best work.
“It gives you a sense of achievement that you work really hard on these projects and you have that opportunity for other people to see it,” Orbin said.
Also Howard says having the art show could help future artists prepare for other shows.
“Any art that they do beyond high school, whatever level that is, the experience and the exposure you get here just helps them to learn to prepare their artwork professionally,” Howard said. “So that helps them take pride in what they’re doing.”
On top of that, Howard says it also gives students who “don’t consider themselves artists” a chance to show off their art.
“I think there’s an element of surprise when you put students who aren’t typically artists [in the show]. If they do real well on a project then they get some recognition for it,” Howard said.”I just like that pleasure that they get from that. That’s what I like the most about the show.”
Overall, just having art to show off to the community is what Orbin likes most about the art show.
“I like having my art in the art show because it’s really cool for people to see what I’m doing,” Orbin said. “Art isn’t just something you do in the classroom.”