Support local art: Visit the CHS IB Art Exhibit

Take some time to take in some art

Photo of poster by Audrey White

Photo of poster by Audrey White

Audrey White, Opinions Section Editor

Chesterton High School (CHS) will be presenting the 2023 IB Art Exhibit in the upper gym. The IB Art Exhibit allows for the International Baccalaureate (IB) art students to host a collective art show where each student displays his or her own artwork produced throughout the school year.


The exhibit will take place on Wednesday, April 12, and Thursday, April 13, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for those within the local community to come and share support for CHS’s gifted artists. For those interested in attending, admission is free. Throughout the school day, students are also encouraged to take in the artwork and express encouragement for their peers. Some students will also be selling prints of their artwork.


“All of us [IB Art students] really appreciate everyone seeing this work that we spend all year for and if anybody buys prints,it means so much more than anybody would think,” Senior Alison Stringham said.


Each student in the IB class will have their own exhibit showing off eight to 11 pieces from this past school year. Many students follow a general theme for their exhibit and will choose artworks that fit within their chosen theme. While the exhibit showcases the efforts of the student’s work throughout the school year, it also contributes to the student’s final IB grade. 


“My exhibit focuses on how I used different and new mediums to show self-expression and depictions of nature. My absolute favorite piece I’ve done is a watercolor painting of a waterfall I saw in Tennessee. It was one of my first fully completed watercolor paintings I’ve ever done in my life. I’m very proud of it,” Senior Sydney Orsburn said.