Lancaster High School Visual Art students first to show work in new building

RWC’s Life Enrichment Center offers special display cases for art exhibitions

RWCTReese174 smallIt’s a busy time for Sandy Manning and Lancaster High School Visual Arts students in grades 9-12. Still, they are thrilled to be selected as the first group to display artwork in Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury’s new Life Enrichment Center (formerly referred to as the Wellness and Creative Arts Center), which opens May 4.

Manning and her students will just be finishing up displaying their work at the Lancaster County Public Schools Art Show April 28-29 and then, Manning will install the RWC exhibition of their work.

“We will give students who went on the Visual Arts photo field trip to RWC a cameo placement for photos in the exhibition,” Manning said. “We’ll supplement with some of our strongest visual arts work as well, so there will be five to 10 photographs and then other media represented too. We’ll select snazzy work that will catch a lot of attention.”

RWCTReese173 smallIn addition to the monthly artwork display in RWC’s Gallery Hall (May’s artist is watercolorist Doug Dorsey), the Life Enrichment Center will feature select works of art by residents and community artists in its built-in, lighted display cases.

“Our exhibition represents a small number of our students’ work, out of hundreds of pieces,” Manning said. “But they have many other opportunities to show their work including at the Rappahannock Art League, the Lancaster Community Library and Senior Spotlight (seniors’ work will be showcased in the high school lobby so families can see their art at graduation).”

Residents and community members are invited to view the Life Enrichment Center exhibition from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily May 5-31 at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Dr. in Irvington.

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