29 Feb Hope Student’s Art Selected for Exhibit in Harrisburg
Art is essential to our lives and our development as humans and communicators. Art can have a transformative impact, and Hope Partnership values the inclusion of art in its educational practices. Students at Hope equally appreciate quality art education. They enjoy the opportunities for self-expression, artistic interpretations, and creations.
One of Hope’s current 8th graders, Raven Brown, has been working with Leah McDonald, Hope’s art instructor, and developed a keen talent for art. Her accomplishments are beautiful. Three of her works were selected to be included in the “Youth Art Month” exhibition sponsored by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) in Harrisburg from March 2 through April 3. She joins about 30 students from the Philadelphia region whose work was carefully chosen for the exhibit. The exhibit showcases the range of talents among young Pennsylvania artists in all media. Hope is honored to be represented by such a gifted young lady.
Hope plants the seed and endorses the idea that educational experiences in the arts have remarkable impacts on students’ academic, social, and emotional outcomes. In June, Raven will graduate from Hope and continue her schooling at a high school that she feels will best suits her needs. Many of our students maintain their interest in the arts and continue with some level of art education in high school. Hope can only imagine what beauty Raven, and all its students, will produce for the future realm of art. To catch a glimpse, be sure to check out the Pennsylvania Art Education Association Youth Art Month Exhibit.