senior art students at Sheboygan North High School are launching an art
exhibit being held at EBCO Artworks, 1201 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, May
"This will be a first with students being 100
percent accountable for organizing, promoting and installing," said
Frank Juarez, North High School art department chair.
100 pieces will be on display utilizing a number of mediums from
acrylic paintings and pencil drawings to colored pencil drawings,
sculptures and mixed media works.
"There is a lot
of planning that goes into an exhibition. From the start I could tell
this was going to be a lot of work," said Kathryn Mason, a North
student planning the gallery opening. She is heading the team of 11
North art high school seniors who are planning the detailed gallery
opening. Participating students are Tracy Eirich, Niki Feld, Kathryn
Mason, Jenny Morrison, Abby Ott, Haley Pilz, Libby Schmitz, Ryan
Schneiderwent, Kellie Schultz, Julia St. Pierre and Alicia Volk.
planning includes selecting where it will be held, how much room is
needed and how many pieces each student can submit, deciding how to
place each of the pieces so it will flow around the room and not seem
too crowded, time frames of installation and take down, and so much
The gallery is being held at EBCO because of
its size and versatility. "EBCO is approximately 3,000 square-feet with
walls ranging from 8' x 21' to 10' x 37'," said Mason. "Tim Ebenreiter,
the owner of EBCO Artworks, is supportive of local events that showcase
the artistic talents of our artists."
exhibiting their work have all been in North's art program since their
freshman year of school, under Juarez's instruction all four years.
of the 11 students will be pursing some type of art-related field or
career. It's my first graduating class from North and I am very proud
of the work they have done," said Juarez, who joined the North High
School art department in spring 2006.
is being held Friday, May 15, 6-9 p.m., which will include a
performance by Krew, a break dance group from North. All 11 students
will be there including their family and friends. The event is open to
"It is the main night of the week
where we can all get together and look back on all of our hard work
throughout our four years at North High School," said Mason.
Mason, and her colleagues look forward to showcasing their hard work to their friends and families.
think all of us hope to simply gain experience with working
exhibitions, running one and submitting pieces of art and what it all
entails. Our teacher also gave us the option of putting our artwork up
for sale. This is a great experience in selecting the right prices for
our pieces," said Mason, who hopes to one day be an exhibition manager.
"This experience will help me greatly."