Art students from Heritage High School got to see their artwork in a gallery setting in April when Fine Arts Blount opened their gallery space to the students for their own show.
The ArtSpace Gallery is in downtown Maryville. The show, which featured works of art from 80 student artists, opened with a reception for the students, parents, and school administrators.
Most of the students involved submitted both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art, and the 11 students of HHS art teacher Karen Miller’s upper-level Art II course were responsible for placing the works of art in the gallery as they saw fit.
Karen Miller said some students were reluctant at first, but ultimately they got a big kick out of it. While the ArtSpace gallery regularly has featured the work of local high-school students in the past, this is the gallery’s first student show of this size, as well as the first time that Heritage students have had the opportunity to show their art in a real gallery.