For athletes, parents can come see their children use their skills at games. For organizations, many have banquets to recognize the student’s accomplishments. For artists at Lebanon High School, the senior art show is a way to display their hard work for their friends and family.
“Its purpose is to highlight the work of the seniors who have been in the program for up to four years. It highlights their art experience from their freshman year to their senior year,” said art teacher Patricia Patmore.
The senior art show takes place at the Sugar Creek Art Center in Thorntown. Students spend time matting and framing up to ten pieces for the show and take a day to set up at the art center.
“They started the senior art fair way before I was even here, but it has transitioned and been presented and different ways. This is our third year at Sugar Creek. It was first in a classroom, and then in the community rooms but they were too big,” said Patmore.
The formal opening of the third annual show at Sugar Creek is April 13th from 6-8 pm. Students dress up and prepare to greet friends and family on the night of the show. The show offers food from Lebanon High School’s culinary classes and live music from one of Lebanon’s own musicians, sophomore Reeder Vyain. Vyain will be playing piano during the opening night.
“We lost our piano player last year, Julia Garrard. Reeder was happy to step in and do that this year,” said Patmore.
The artists’ work will remain at the art center until the students pick up their work on April 29th. If you are unable to attend opening night, you are able to view the student’s work during the center’s operating hours which are Thursday through Saturday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.