March 13th – April 6th, 2020
Reception: Cancelled (We hope to have it at a later date)
You are free to come in and view the exhibit on your own.
For nearly a decade, the ARTery Gallery has been host to an annual exhibit for the art students of Delaware Valley High School. This year is no exception, with the exhibit “2020 Vision” on display for an entire month beginning in March. The public is invited to the reception on Saturday evening March 14 to meet the young artists and view their fabulous creations.
Coordinated by the art teachers and members of the cooperative gallery, the show is enthusiastically anticipated and a highpoint of the gallery’s year. The students have the opportunity to experience exhibiting in a professional gallery setting and selling their work, while the gallery enjoys opening it’s space to new and exciting work by the next generation of creators. The community always comes out in force to support the young artists and revel in their unique expressions and ideas about their world and themselves.
It is important to show support for this healthy means of expression, maybe now more than ever. Learning about and understanding the creative process is valuable no
matter what one does in life. DVHS has a strong and varied arts program, which is becoming rarer these days in a lot of high schools. The students works are featured in competitions and exhibits throughout the region, state and country, receiving awards and encouragement. Many go on to college and continue their art studies, and even more will hopefully continue to use the arts to bring them joy and satisfaction throughout their lives. “I’ve found the art teachers at DVHS to be so committed and enthusiastic about their mission, going far beyond their duties at school to provide this kind of experience for their students and really deserve our appreciation,” says Marie Liu, the ARTery’s exhibit coordinator.
Marie is reminded of her own experiences as a young artist in college, “when you are
grasping at ideas that express your new understanding of a confusing world, the worktends to be very personal, symbolic and raw. A student is learning about many new mediums and honing their skills but haven’t yet fit themselves into a specific tract, which is why the work in this show is so exciting”. From sweet or thoughtful expressions of their own interior and exterior worlds to racy social commentary, the exhibit is sure to excite all gallery visitors.
The exhibit will feature paintings, drawings, printmaking, collage, photography, computer graphics, hand built pottery, jewelry, textiles and sculpture.