Teaching is an art, in more ways than one

Last year, Lecanto High added an art gallery to the bottom floor of the media center. This year, the gallery kicked off with an exhibit of artwork from faculty and staff.

This art show, which started Sept. 1, is a great way for the faculty to show the students just how creative they are.

Brenda Dalton's painting is displayed in the art gallery for the faculty art show. (Photo: Amstead)

 “[I] think it is a good first show, considering that there isn’t very much student work,” said art teacher David Brown.

The art gallery, which originally started last year, thanks to NAHS (National Art Honor Society) has become a big hit for not only the students, but faculty members as well.

“Mr.Whitehead has been a big contributor to our show since the beginning,” said Brown. “His artwork is actually quite pleasant to see.”

Along with Brown, photography teacher Ron Thompson is in charge of  what is shown in the gallery and how it will look.

“It is a nice way to show that not just students can do art, but teachers as well,” Brown said.

 The goal is to display student work for people’s enjoyment and to raise awareness of visual arts.

Since the gallery opened, many people joined the show for the fun of letting others see their brilliant skills.

If you’d like to join the next upcoming  art show, e-mail David Brown at brownd2@citrus.k12.fl.us. Other sources to contact may be the NAHS members, or Thompson.