Art aficionados now have the opportunity to view some amazing artwork by the Ascension Academy Studio Art students by visiting their n e w student-run art gallery in Sunset Art Galleries of Amarillo located at 3701 Plains Boulevard, Suite 94.
Students are debuting their gallery at the First Friday Art Walk on December 1, 2017.
This is the first professional gallery run entirely by high school students in this area.
Ascension high school studio art students now have a venue where they can learn through hands-on experience. They will be in charge of organizing the exhibit by placing and hanging works of art, creating labels, artists statements and promotional material for their gallery.
“This opportunity allows Ascension students an advanced level of experience in gallery exhibition,” said Nannette Womack, the Studio Art teacher. “Students will gain confidence by talking to art patrons about their pieces.”
There are approximately eight advanced students who are participating in the gallery, which was made possible by a donation from the Parents of Ascension Academy (PAA).
Students will receive 90% of the proceeds from their art sales with the additional 10% going back to the student gallery program.