May 1 – 22,2015
About the Exhibit...
The project is exploring the new genre of the selfie as a jumping point to artistic interpretations. Students first took a selfie, and then interpreted that image into a painting.
IDEA: Inter-District Experience in the Arts is a collaborative art exhibition by the AP Portfolio art students from Palisades and Southern Lehigh High Schools. This prestigious exhibition of student created gallery quality paintings utilizes the PA Arts and Humanities Standards as guidelines.
The teachers, Cathy Beck and Anne Sikorski-Schneider, develop the lesson for the IDEA project by surveying the student stakeholders for relevant interests and issues. The teachers then meet to exchange ideas and collaborate on the lesson which germinates from these student relevant themes and the PA Art and Humanities Standards.
Students participating in the annual inter-district art experience observe how students from the other participating schools solve the same art problem. Students from both schools interact with each other while creating their own paintings to create a visually cohesive exhibition.
The final student art transcends the individual project scope as a collaborative effort for the community exhibit. This art exchange and experience enhances teaching and learning to broaden the definition of art education, thereby, dissolving the walls of classrooms and the barrier of distance between schools.
This exhibition is sponsored by a grant from The Erwin J. and Gertrude K. Neusch Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.