Bryan Hole, art department chair, said the art gallery will help students display their work to their peers, parents and the community.
“We know most of our students never get a chance to go to an art gallery or a museum,” Hole said. “We want to give them that opportunity.”
Although administrators have a few potential areas in mind for the art gallery placement, it will be worked out with art teachers, students in building trades classes and the maintenance department, Jones said.
Deanna Crispen, president of the Cass County Community Foundation, was impressed with the level of research that was used for the project proposal.
“That was such a visionary type of project,” Crispen said. “The project is taking a space that is not being used, making it useful and students are taking ownership by building it.”
With the recent push in education toward testing and standards, Hole said he is happy to see the school corporation is also pushing electives.
“With the current push in education toward testing and standards, it’s nice to see that we’re also pushing electives and trying to keep that a part of our curriculum,” Hole said. “We’ve had a lot of interest in art and the support from our administrators to help our program grow.”
The gallery will also reach beyond Logansport Community School Corp., in to the county. Students from Pioneer, Lewis Cass and Caston, who attend the Century Career Center, will also be able to have artwork displayed.
“This project will impact a lot of kids,” Jones said. “It’s a community-based project and many students will have an opportunity to display their work.”
Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her: @PharosAES.