JHS Student Artwork Unveiled in Alley Art Gallery

Alumni and current artists from Jamestown High School were recently chosen to showcase their artwork at the Alley Art Gallery in the Wintergarden Plaza. Thanks to the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, Jacqueline Southwell (Class of 2014), Alex Harvey (Class of 2014), Jessica Pace (Class of 2014), Jakira Maisonet (Class of 2015), Brayton Lydell (Class of 2015) and Kate Tucker (Class of 2016) are permanently exhibiting their artwork. The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation held an opening for students, JHS faculty and guests.

“I think it is really great that we have the opportunity to show the community what JHS artists are doing,” said artist, Brayton Lydell. “It is interesting that the photograph that was chosen for the exhibit is one that I thought I made a mistake on but it turned out to be an image that a lot of people appreciated. I’m just happy that people might enjoy my photograph as they drive by.”

The Alley Art Gallery is spearheaded by the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation with funding from the Gebbie Foundation and the Jamestown Urban Renewal Agency. It is the latest expansion of the Potters gALLErY project.

“We have over 63 pieces of student artwork between Potters gALLErY and Alley Art Gallery,” said Jamestown Renaissance Corporation Deputy Director, Pete Lombardi. “The project has really taken off and it is a simple, but very critical part of boosting vibrancy and adding color to the urban landscape. We are thrilled to unveil seven new pieces from JHS students.”

JHS art teachers attended the opening to support their students.

“We really want to thank the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation for giving our students the opportunity to become exhibiting artists,” said JHS art teacher Stephanie Baker. “It is a great goal for them to try to create a piece of work that will hang in the galleries downtown. We are happy to be a small part of Jamestown’s renaissance.”

A special thanks to Vacanti’s Extreme Signs who printed and installed the student’s artwork for the outdoor installation.

posted on 09/30/2014 - filed under: Academics, Art, JHS, Spotlight, teachers