Each year, usually during the month of March and/or April, the sixth floor of our school is transformed into a museum exhibit showcasing the art work of our talented student artists. Students in all grades select one piece of art work that they have completed during the course of the school year to include in the art exhibit. Each work of art is also captioned with a written artist statement that outlines the process the student undertook in completing their work of art, and discussing the personal significance of their piece. Additionally, student volunteers are trained to be docents. Our student-docents host the entire exhibition and facilitate "tours" of the exhibit, offering up background information and insight into the works of art on display. Furthermore, as part of our annual art exhibit, the school hosts our annual silent auction fundraiser; works of art created by our students, hand-selected by the staff of our art department, and with the permission of our student artists, are auctioned off, with the proceeds of the auction split between the school, the art department, and the student artist. Our annual art exhibit and silent auction serves two purposes: first, it is a means of raising funds for our school, and specifically our art department, and second, it promotes student awareness of the viability of art as a career choice and some of the facets of what a career in art encompasses.
Copyright The Harbor Science and Arts Charter School. All rights reserved.