Artwork always hangs in the 600s. There are always portraits and a couple of ceramic pots in the display case. But when Arts Night comes around, a couple pieces of work turn into hundreds. Slowly, over the course of a week or so, more and more art is hung: portraits and color wheels, collages and paper mache creatures. A walk through the 600s hallway becomes more of a stroll.
On May 19, Arts Night was held in the 200s and 600s hallways. Not only were numerous pieces of art available for review, but a huge display near the door directed visitors where to go. Two huge murals, one in the band hallway and one in the gym hallway, were unveiled and interactive displays provided great photo opportunities.
“This one’s a lot more interactive,” senior art student Hannah Terrapin said of this year’s event. “It’s a lot more focused on the artists.”
This annual event is important for many reasons.
“It’s the one night to show off all our talent,” senior art student Jessica Armstrong said. “It shows our hard work and dedication.”
“It shows the community what art students are capable of,” senior Destiny Kuss said.
It’s especially important to showcase art as some students feel “we don’t focus on arts as much,” according to Terrapin.
Coinciding this year with the final coffee house, Arts Night provides a colorful and lively evening of food and artwork to showcase the talent found in the Ledyard High School arts community.
Alex Houdeshell, Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Horizons
Junior Alex Houdeshell is the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the 2015-2016 Horizons Yearbook. She is the president of Operation Smile and participates in Cupcakes for Causes. She is on the soccer team and she runs Indoor Track and Track and Field.