Ms. Michelle Statella, Middle and Upper School Art Teacher
Artists know that art must be experienced in person to truly get a sense of its magnitude. That is one of the many reasons why it is so important for artists to have opportunities to showcase their work. YCDS students are preparing to do just this. Students in upper school Studio Art classes have been busy creating, refining, and preparing work for the York Community Art Scholars Exhibition (YCASE), coordinated through York College of Pennsylvania.
The two-part art show, designed exclusively for high school students in York, is open to freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Selected artwork from each of the participating schools is exhibited throughout downtown York’s arts district, all within walking distance of each other. YCDS art students took part in YCASE’s pilot year in 2016 and are excited to contribute to the exhibition once again.
The exhibition provides support and encouragement to students interested in art and introduces them to professional practices in art. Students whose work is selected for inclusion in the exhibition must adhere to a deadline and learn to properly prepare their work for installation. Additionally, the opportunity to meet and network with other artists and professionals, not only gives students a sense of community, but also allows them to see art taken seriously.
The Art Walk
Selected artworks from each of the participating high schools will be shown in multiple locations throughout downtown York’s arts district. YCDS art students will have their work on display at Isaacs on the Fly, 58 W. Market St. Each location will be open throughout the day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Receptions held at each venue will be held on October 21 from 10 AM-1PM with guided Art Walk tours leaving from Marketview Arts at 37 W. Philadelphia St.
The Finalist Exhibition
Artwork selected by professional jurors from the Art Walk Exhibitions will be displayed in Gallery Hall at Marketview Arts. Awards will be presented at the Family & Friends Reception on November 2 from 6-8 PM.