News Post

Students Display Works in Art Exhibit

St. Joseph’s Academy hosted a Student Art Exhibit on the evening of May 9. The show was held in the Academy Arts Center and featured the work of students in Nicole Lane’s art classes. 

“I am incredibly proud my students for their hard work and dedication throughout the school year,” Lane said. “It’s amazing to see the culmination of their talent and skills and the progress they’ve made over this year. Many of these students have poured their heart and soul into their artwork, and the results are truly impressive. I had many parents compliment the talent coming out of the SJA art program.”

Junior Jacelyn Keller said the evening was a great experience. “We have all worked hard during the year, so it was great to finally be able to show off our artwork,” she said. “From an artist’s perspective, walking around and looking at all of the unique and creative pieces was inspiring. I feel a sense of pride for my art peers, and I’m happy I got to see and show my family all of their amazing work.”

Junior Brenna Rebowe also had a great experience at the exhibit. “It was so fun seeing all the different art pieces in one place,” she said. “I enjoyed showing my artwork to my mom and pointing out all my friends’ pieces. It makes me happy to see all the talent and skill of my peers.” 

Sophomore Aila Fitzgerald said she especially enjoyed the interaction with those in attendance. “I enjoyed being able to explain what I did in order to reach the final product and describe the meaning behind each art piece,” she said. “One piece I have on display has ants working together to solve problems, and it depicts how they support each other.” 

Sophomore Andi Hayes said it was powerful seeing people view and talk about her artwork. “It makes all the effort you put in feel worth it,” she said. “It was especially nice getting to see and talk about my art and the artwork on display with the other class members. My sketchbook was on display for people to flip through. I think the inclusion of these pages really shows how much work we put in and how much we have grown as artists.”

“It was fun to be able to show off all the work we’ve done over the year to family and friends and have it be seen by other people,” sophomore Aubrey Harvey said. “It’s also nice to be able to see what people from other classes and hours accomplished.” 

Mindy Brodhead Averitt
Communications Director