Student Exhibits

The Rockwell Museum Student Gallery is devoted to displaying artwork created by students from local school districts and summer youth programs.

Our educators have a long tradition of working with area school students and their teachers to organize student art exhibits and we partner with schools, community organizations, and statewide agencies to present an ongoing schedule of exhibitions of art by students from the area.

Many schools have been forced to reduce or even cut art classes altogether. Now more than ever, communities need cultural institutions to help bridge the gap in offering artistic opportunities to students. 

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2017 Student Exhibit Calendar

High School Learning Center Student Exhibit | 2017 Alley Art Project

Exhibit dates: May 18, 2017 – September 10, 2017

A painting from The Rockwell Museum’s collection, Family: Love’s Unbreakable Heaven by Judith Lowry, served as inspiration for students to design a mural exploring how together HSLC students, teachers, and community members create family. Professional artist, Brad Leiby, and Rockwell Museum Education staff led the students in creating individual paintings that explore aspects of their individual identity that influence the HSLC family.

These student-created paintings serve as the beginning stages of this year’s Alley Art Project mural that will be created throughout the summer.

This project is made possible in part by grants from The Triangle Fund, The Great Circle Foundation Inc., and William G. McGowan Charitable Fund

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Samantha Hollasch

Corning-Painted Post High School IB Visual Art

Exhibit dates: April 20, 2017 – May 7, 2017

In collaboration with Corning-Painted Post High School, The Rockwell Museum presents a special exhibit of the works of four International Baccalaureate Visual Arts program students. The exhibit celebrates the artist efforts of:

Higher Level: Two-year Program with teacher Lisa Rossi-Sullivan
Samantha Hollasch
Olivia Marchionda
Erin Shaut

Standard Level: One-year Program with teacher Sharron Holland
Amy Allen

The students visited The Rockwell during the school year to study and draw inspiration from the collection for their own works of art. As part of the program, the students curated their own student art show in The Rockwell’s Student Gallery.

The IB Visual Arts Program supports the notion that art is an integral part of everyday life, permeating all levels of human creativity, expression, communication and understanding. It is a thought-provoking course that encourages students to challenge their own creative and cultural expectations and boundaries.


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