Martinsville, Virginia


“Art Class Confidential" Showcases Artwork by High School Seniors

A special exhibit of artwork by local high school seniors is on display in Piedmont Arts’ Foster Gallery.

Each fall, the exhibit Art Class Confidential showcases the work of students taking advanced art classes at area high schools. This year’s exhibit features work by 36 students from Martinsville, Bassett and Magna Vista high schools and Carlisle School.

Director of Exhibitions Heidi Pinkston says exhibits in the Foster Gallery are an important part of the museum’s community programming. “The Foster Gallery is for the display of work by young artists,” she continued. “By showing student work at Piedmont Arts, we encourage young people to participate in the arts and give students’ friends and families the opportunity to experience the wealth of young talent we have in our area.” 

Students with work on display in Art Class Confidential are:
Bassett High School, Instructor Jessica McAlexander
Ashley Hall, Jasmine Fowler, Haylie Holcomb, Kassie Rogers, Eric Castro, Kevin Zhang, Malachi Dodson, Hayleigh Turner, Kaylee Hash, Kyle Brooks, Trinity Motley
Martinsville High School, Instructor Melissa Denning
Nytaija Bradley, Lauren O’Neil, Yakeline Rodriguez, Nick Ford, Esmeraldo Matos, Ahmad Manns
Magna Vista High School, Instructor Kristina Weldin
Chance DeShazo, Kaitlyn Thompson, Jojuana Pottle, Logan Akers, Perla Chavez Polanco, Celia Shively, Cindy Doan, Emily Maxey, Kaylee Jones, Jordon Lawson, Shaniqua Turner, Logan Altizer
Carlisle School, Instructor Judy Dashoff
Shawn Ikegami, Montgomery Ellis, Taylor Doss, Kyndall Moss, Coleman Meadows, Heajin Choe, Aleigha Hodges
Art Class Confidential will be on display through September 30. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday from 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm. Admission to Piedmont Arts is always free of charge.