High School Exhibition features work from Clay, Adams, Penn

The High School Exhibition is currently on display in the Art Gallery and will be open through Feb. 22. The exhibit features work from students attending area schools, including Clay, Adams, and Penn. The show was inspired by the Photo League.

The exhibit's origins begin back in 2013, when Photo League President Adam Horton wanted to curate a high school photo show.

"He and the Photo League students went to area high schools and recruited art teachers to participate and submit student work," explains Susan Moore, associate professor of fine arts.

As that show unfolded, interest from high school teachers, students, and the school of the arts led to something bigger than ever imagined.

"The show became a much larger event that included a variety of media from a broader region of high schools," Moore says.

Invitations were sent to schools several months ago asking for submissions for the current exhibit.

"Josh Miller, gallery director, has really taken the lead on this project in the gallery, curating the show," says Moore.

Adam Horton, the student who originally proposed the idea, is now a student worker in the gallery and assisted Miller.

"I think everyone in fine arts and in the school of the arts is happy to have this opportunity to show off our beautiful gallery space and to involve so many people throughout the community in this special exhibition," says Moore.

High School Exhibition
12-5 pm Monday – Saturday
Monday, February 3 Saturday, February 22

Art Gallery, Education and Arts Building
1002 South Esther Street, South Bend
Free Admission