LHS Art Exhibit, (Im)permanence, Opens in New Gallery SpaceArtwork portraying comets striking the earth, forests aflame and the panic of running out of time were on display at the first art exhibit opening of the school year on Thursday, Sept. 26. This exhibit, (Im)permanence, was curated and installed by the AP Art and Advanced Drawing & Painting Students at the new gallery space next to the library at Lansing High School.
The pieces on display “comment on the elements of permanence vs. impermanence,” according to the (Im)permanence exhibit description. Over the summer, each artist explored concepts such as the instability of the environment and the loss or creation of identity. The artists who focused on the environmental aspect of this theme portrayed the environment’s “susceptibility to degradation and change.” Students who chose to illustrate identity strived to convey its fragility and continuous formation.
There will be various other chances to view students’ artwork at future openings throughout the school year:
On Friday, Oct. 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Mezzanine Gallery inside of the Benjamin Peters store on the Commons, the LCSD Visual Arts Department (Brittany Haines, Lee Iannone, Clarissa Loomis and Jessica Stratton) presents Resilience, a group show centered on how each of us recognizes and copes with difficult times.
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Advanced Drawing & Painting class will exhibit their final project (based on the seven deadly sins) from May/June of 2019 in the Bobcat Artist Gallery (at Lansing High School, next to the library).
On Friday, Nov. 1 at the Mezzanine Gallery inside of the Benjamin Peters store on the Commons, LHS Drawing and Studio Art students are co-presenting an exhibition (currently untitled - students begin planning the show in a couple weeks). This will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.
Both shows at the Benjamin Peters store are part of the Gallery Night Ithaca event.
In December, LHS Digital Art students will present a Panoramic show of the Lansing community at the Lansing Library. More details to come.