Tiffin University's Diane Kidd Gallery again is to host pieces of artwork created by students at Calvert High School. "Coordination of Creative Scenes" is to open this weekend.
Calvert's show, featuring work by 18 students, is the gallery's first exhibition of 2012, according to a release from TU.
Instructor Marla Shultz said the show is to have about 40 pieces of artwork made by advanced art students, art 1 students and graphic art students in grades 9-12. The show is to feature drawing, installations, multi-media, painting and photography, she said.
PHOTO COURTESY CALVERT HIGH SCHOOL
Nicole Bickley is to exhibit “Courthouse” in a show at Tiffin University.
The majority of the exhibition is upper-level work completed by students who have been in art classes for at least two or three years, Shultz said.
Students get a great experience by learning how to hang their own show, she said.
"We're just very grateful that TU collaborates with us," she said.
If you go
The opening reception is 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Diane Kidd Gallery, located inside Tiffin University's Hayes Center for the Arts. The reception is free.
Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday or by appointment by calling (419) 448-3282.
Group tours of the gallery's shows are available.
The focal point of the exhibition is students' drawings of Seneca County's 1884 courthouse.
"There's almost 10 (pieces). ... They're 2D, and they're charcoal drawings," she said.
Shultz said she decided to revisit the project. Students studied linear perspective in preparation for the project, took pictures of the courthouse and created an abstraction.
"We did some work in Photoshop with the photography, and then they created two-dimensional drawings done in charcoal," she said.
Shultz said one of the goals of the project was to bring out the beauty of the structure.
She said she found the project was motivating for students. They started from scratch using their own photography, worked with Photoshop and brought their creation to life on paper.
The idea that the courthouse has been a topic of debate in the community gave their work new meaning, and it was a way for them to make their own art out of a real-world situation, she said.
"It gave them a purpose almost," she said.