May 14 – June 20, 2012
About the Exhibit...
Penn State Lehigh Valley is pleased to host this exhibition of student work from Southern Lehigh High School and Palisades High School.
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. 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 was made possible by a grant from the Erwin J. & Gertrude K. Neusch Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.