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Ignite the Imagination Student Exhibition

From January 13, 2024 to March 17, 2024

Location: Student Gallery (Floor 2)

Corning-Painted Post Elective Art High School Student Exhibition

What sparks your imagination?

Students enrolled in elective arts courses at the Corning-Painted Post High School created mixed-media pieces inspired by the artwork in The Rockwell Museum’s collection. They used their imagination to explore the many facets of how art can tell a story.

This student exhibition program is in collaboration with the Corning-Painted Post High School art teachers: Wendy Brubaker, Maria Goldwyn, Sharron Holland, Birgitt Wolf Peterson and Megan Wukovitz. The Rockwell values collaborating with the local high school to cultivate a deeper appreciation and understanding of arts and culture with the students in our region. By exposing students to the arts and providing an opportunity for students to create and exhibit their own art at The Rockwell, we aim to inspire and empower the next generation of youth.

210 students from 11 art classes visited The Rockwell last fall. Students were prompted to explore the galleries, look closely and examine the diverse works on view. They considered how art reflects and connects to history, culture and our shared human experiences. They also looked at media and studied how the different works of art were made. Students were encouraged to think outside the box to thoughtfully incorporate aspects of artwork in the Museum’s collection into their own unique, expressive ideas.

Students experimented with media, design, color, artistic processes and techniques for their individual creations. They learned to be intentional in their artistic choices. Students were encouraged to question why they were drawn to specific works of art and why they chose to explore certain art-making techniques. By fostering an awareness of their choices, we continue to motivate students to understand the meaning behind the creative process and the meaningful choices artists make to convey an important message or idea.