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December 5, 2023

Updated SBHS art gallery to host show featuring student artwork

Information courtesy of Christina Ross, art and ceramics teacher at San Benito High School:

As San Benito High School works to update the art gallery on campus, the Gallery of Art is holding an Opening Reception for the the Spring 2019 Student Artist Exhibition from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 19.

Refreshments will be served in Room 172. The school’s culinary students will be baking delicious treats for this event. The Gallery of Art has expanded for this exhibit and reception.

Enjoy the entire exhibit by first entering at the main building and looking​ directly to the right to view the Healing Sand Paintings created by Mrs. Ross’ Art 1 and 2 classes. They showcase student designs created to heal ailments such as depression, anxiety, cancer and the opioid crisis; inspired by the Tibetan Mandala, Rangoli, Australian Aboriginal, and Navajo sand painting styles.

Exit the main building through the ramp to the main quad. Turn right, then right again to follow the signs to the main Gallery. This is located just outside of the principal’s office and in the sunlit hallway between his and the main office. On display in these rooms are realistic drawings in the form of Scientific Illustrations created by Mrs. Ross’ Advanced Art classes. The Student Artists use scientifically informed observation, combined with technical and aesthetic skills to accurately portray a subject.

Ms. Toste’s Art 1 and 2 classes have displayed their Zentangle Selfies, selfies drawn on paper and designed with varying lines and colors creating a relaxing zentangle. Located in the District Office Meeting Room 172 will be shoes designed and built by Mrs. Ross’ Art 1 and 2 classes and 2-D Animations created by Mrs. Ross’ Advanced Art classes.

Photo caption: Artwork example submitted by Christina Ross