First Gallery Night to be hosted Dec. 1


Hyunsol Lim

Student’s artwork is displayed in the art hallway.

The Art, Journalism and Career and Technical Education Departments will be hosting Hebron’s first Gallery Night, an art exhibition showcasing work from artists across the school, on Dec. 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the first floor academic hallway.

“Gallery Night started off [as] something I wanted to do with just my photography club and photo students throughout yearbook and photojournalism, a night where I can showcase my students’ photographs,” yearbook adviser and photojournalism teacher Madalyn Cooper said. “[But then I decided to] make [Gallery Night] more of a community event where we showcase all of our students’ work from across the school, so that’s when I partnered with [art teacher Caleb] Jacks, the art department and the Career and Technology department with [CTE department head Diane] Weaver. That’s essentially what gallery night is: it’s a collection of works from students across different subject areas and disciplines; they can put their work on display and invite their families or friends.” 

Orchestra will be playing holiday music near the main stairway and different mediums of art will be displayed, including spoken words, a form of poetry, from students and school faculty. 

“I am very excited,” drawing and painting teacher Caleb Jacks said. “I love that we get the opportunity to showcase [the] student and faculty talents of Hebron.” 

So far, over 52 interested students will be showing off their artwork during the exhibition. Students who are interested in having their artwork exhibited can fill out an interest form by Nov. 18 to participate. More specific information on where to turn in artwork and the different art mediums that are accepted is detailed on the Google form. 

“[The art gallery night] helps [show] that Hebron is a well-rounded school to the rest of the surrounding community,” Jacks said. “People will not only get to see that we are high achieving in sports, academics, and performing arts but also in the visual arts.”

Cooper said the process of setting up for this event was easy and hopes to make this an annual event for years to come. 

We’ve had a decent amount of entries [and] I think it’s my goal that every year [we do] something like this that really shows off the creativity and talent of our students,” Cooper said. “They work so hard and deserve the recognition. That’s my main goal in this: [making] my students feel seen.”