BETHLEHEM, PA– The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) Visual Arts Department will present “I, Witness- Observations of Life and Land, in Two Parts” a photography exhibit featuring the work of Saed Hindash and the work of the school’s photography students in the Charter Arts Corpora Gallery from November 5-20, 2021.
The exhibit is part of the InVision Photography Festival and will showcase Hindash’s work as the photographer for The Express-Times and lehighvalleylive.com as well as his personal black and white photography. Some student photography will also be featured.
A FREE opening reception will be held on November 5, 2021, from 6-8 PM as part of South Bethlehem’s First Friday celebration. A portion of the proceeds from gallery sales will benefit the school.
Lorie Reinhard, Charter Arts’ Artistic Director of Visual Arts, shares that the value of bringing in professional artists, such as Hindash, provides an important practical component to the visual arts curriculum: “We are so proud to host this exhibit as part of our professional series.”
The Charter Arts Visual Arts Department provides a structured and classical art education. Students are rigorously trained in drawing, painting, sculpture, design, and educated in art history. The goal is to promote a return to excellence in the visual arts through intensive training and the implementation of high standards.
Presented as an academic as well as an artistic pursuit, the courses inspire students to perceive connections between art and other subject areas. Students build upon learned concepts with the intention of gaining mastery, concentration, a strong work ethic, and self-discipline. Through practice, study, analysis, reading, and research, they learn to apply their intelligence and discernment to the art they create.
ABOUT THE LEHIGH VALLEY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (Charter Arts):
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 testaments to the outstanding education that Charter Arts provides.
Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its nineteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation. Charter Arts was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. The school has also earned the Title I Distinguished School designation for four years, placing it in the top 5 % of all Title I high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Recently, Charter Arts was ranked #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA and #1 Best Charter High School in PA on Niche’s 2022 Best Schools in America Rankings.
Charter Arts is located at 321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem PA 18015. For more information, visit www.CharterArts.org.
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321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015