Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts to hold its annual Senior Student Art Exhibit virtually this year

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Featured Image: Charter Arts’ 2020 Virtual Senior Student Exhibit will feature 122 works.  This image: Mighty Bee, collage, by Abigail Mahle.

BETHLEHEM, PA (May 1, 2020)– The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) will hold its annual Senior Student Art Exhibit virtually this year. The exhibit link will go live on the school’s website (CharterArts.org) on Friday, May 1, 2020, which would have been the date of the opening reception held in the school’s Corpora Gallery, located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem.

This acclaimed exhibit has been held annually since 2008. The Charter Arts visual art faculty, senior art majors, and other school personnel work together to produce the exhibit. For the past five years, the exhibit has been held in the school’s beautiful Corpora Gallery, since the school’s current facility in South Bethlehem was built in 2015. Prior to that, past venues for the exhibition have included: The Bethlehem House Gallery, Wired Gallery, Hard Bean Cafe, Euro Yogurt, Ambre Studio, and the Salemme Foundation Gallery.

The exhibit is the culminating event for senior art majors, featuring current original artwork representative of their creativity, curiosity, and artistic education at Charter Arts. The artwork is juried by visual art faculty with a focus on each senior’s individualized learning and artistic growth over time as a student at Charter Arts. Exhibition collections, past and present, have included Regional and National Scholastic Art Award-winning drawings, paintings, and sculptures.

This year’s online senior exhibit includes 122 total works of art created with a variety of media.

“I would like to congratulate visual art seniors for their outstanding artistic growth and achievements!” says Lorie Reinhard, the school’s Artistic Director of Visual Arts.”Thank you for your focus on submitting artwork to the first-ever online senior exhibit. A special heartfelt thank you to visual arts faculty member, Michael Fickes for providing this learning opportunity and assembling an amazing 2020 online senior art exhibit! Mr. Fickes’ knowledge, expertise, and great design sensibility got us over the hurdle of presenting senior artwork in a respectable and celebratory manner during an extremely challenging and trying time in education.”


Charter Arts is an audition-based, public charter school that provides a comprehensive curriculum for high school students, grades 9-12, who have a passion for the arts.  Students major in one of seven artistic areas: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production arts, theatre, visual arts, or vocal music.


Charter Arts’ rigorous curriculum fosters both academic and artistic excellence for its students. The school’s impressive Future Ready PA Index ranking, Advanced Placement (AP) exam statistics, Keystone exam statistics, SAT scores, prestigious artistic accolades, and graduation rate are a testament to the outstanding education Charter Arts provides.
Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its eighteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.  Charter Arts was one of only 349 schools in the nation to be named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.  In 2020, the school earned the Title I Distinguished School designation for the fourth year in a row, placing it in the top 5 % of all Title I high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015. For more information about Charter Arts, visit:  www.CharterArts.org or call 610-868-2971.



Information & Image Provided By:
Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015