Students Participate in Alexandria City High School Art Exhibition
Last Friday, eight Bishop Ireton students, Cecelia Finucan ‘19, Samantha Little ‘20, Nikolas Floyd ‘19, Elizabeth Turner ‘21, Lillian Wohnig ‘19, Annie Mildrew ‘19, Catherine Hiyama ‘19, and Paloma Llamas ‘19, participated in the Alexandria All City High School Art Exhibition.
Two of the students won awards for their artwork out of more than 180 entries. Annie Mildrew ‘19 won the award for Best of 2-D and Samantha Little ‘20 won an Honorable Mention for Drawing.
“I am always proud when a student puts themselves out in front of the general public to be seen,” said visual art teacher Vicky Eichler. “They did a wonderful job and Friday night was a huge success for them and for our fine arts program.”
Now in its fourth year, the exhibition brings together students and faculty from the city of Alexandria’s high schools for a friendly and collaborative event focused around the arts. This one-of-a-kind exhibit recognizes, encourages, and celebrates the creative pursuits of the visual arts students and teachers within the Alexandria community.
The student artists participate in all aspects of the exhibition from submitting a call, framing their artwork, installing the exhibit, and speaking about their work. The exhibition features a diverse display of artwork using a variety of media with prizes awarded in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media, digital design, ceramics, sculpture, fibers, and film. The display is located at the Gallery @ Convergence until Saturday, March 30. More info about the exhibit can be found here.