With the new theater and the movement of many visual and performing arts, what can we expect of the annual La Salle Art Exhibit? (Image is of “Beautiful Little Fool” by Hannah Hawkins ’14) The new theater features a large art gallery in which students can showcase their talent. The art in the theater will […]
With the new theater and the movement of many visual and performing arts, what can we expect of the annual La Salle Art Exhibit?
(Image is of “Beautiful Little Fool” by Hannah Hawkins ’14)
The new theater features a large art gallery in which students can showcase their talent. The art in the theater will most likely be rotated on a semi-regular basis, allowing many students to have the opportunity to demonstrate their talent.
CB art instructor Mr. Findlay McIntosh is excited for the new Performing Arts Center.
“I think it’s gonna be really awesome, it looks like a great space to have an art show,” he said. “And then we’ve got the courtyard which I think in the spring weather is just gonna be a wonderful place to hang out.”
The La Salle Art Exhibit is a CB tradition in its 22nd year. It has been held in a variety of locations around campus, such as the teachers’ lounge and Brother Bertram Hall. This year the show will be held in the newly completed theater.
Any student can submit their art, even if they are not enrolled in an art class. Students must submit their art to the art department and the teachers decide which pieces will be displayed at the show. Many mediums are accepted, including sculptures, photography, and even digital art. Students must submit their art by April 11th.
“In my experience, most students still prefer to make art the old fashioned way,” Mr. MacIntosh explained. “We’ve had students who do it on a computer and then print it out and frame it” he elaborated. “There are artists that are showing it on an actual iPad, that hasn’t happened yet, but we’re open to it.”
There are awards given to specific pieces of art, with cash prizes. There is a Best of Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place, with the prizes being $250, $150, $100, and $50 respectively. Many students also sell their art at the show, allowing patrons to purchase their favorite pieces and support the artist.
Mr. McIntosh was very positive regarding the prospect of student submissions this year.
“You guys produce some really awesome artwork,” he beamed. “We got kids submitting stuff to the La Salle Show, which will also be in the theater,” he said. “The students have really stepped up. There are some really wonderful, inspiring pieces with a lot of skill level, it’s gonna be great.”
The future of the visual art program at CB is full of promise, and the new performing arts center only opens up new and exciting possibilities for students and teachers alike. So submit your art and come out to the La Salle Art Exhibit on May 15 for an evening of amazing art.