LCAA Visual Art Students Exhibiting at the Frazier Museum

by Heather Cameron, Visual Art Instructor

Louisville Creative Arts Academy has given me the opportunity to share my passion for creating art with some bright young minds. This year Cricket Hater, the Executive Director at LCAA, encouraged my visual art students to submit to their first potential art show, the Edgar Allen Poe exhibition at the Frazier Museum in Louisville, KY. Encouraging their creativity by inspiration of Poe was successful, even the students who didn’t submit enjoyed producing work for it. Out of 89 submissions two of the LCAA students scored in the top 30 and will hang at the museum! The following schools submitted work for consideration: Western Middle School for the Arts, duPont Manual High School, PRP High School, DeSales High School, Presentation Academy, and Louisville Creative Arts Academy. 

There will be an open house for the Edgar Allan Poe inspired student art on September 30, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Frazier History Museum.  After opening remarks, the art will be available for viewing within the Beyond the Raven: The Poe You Don’t Know exhibit.  Light refreshments will be served and guests are also invited to view the Frazier’s new exhibit Celebrating the Sounds of Kentucky.

The Frazier Museum is located at 829 West Main Street.  A pay lot is located directly adjacent to the museum and limited street parking is also available nearby. If you don’t have your tickets yet for the An Evening with Poe performance series beginning in late October, get them now while you still have the chance! Here is more information on special homeschool programs related to the exhibit.

Several pieces of student work submitted to the Edgar Allen Poe Exhibit

Several pieces of student work submitted to the Edgar Allen Poe Exhibit

This experience is good practice participating in a show you’re not guaranteed to get in either. I encourage my students not to be discouraged if not accepted, it’s part of the game! The challenge is found in being brave enough to try, try again. Of the five students submitting, two will make an appearance in the exhibition. I’m very proud of every student for creating work for this show, and challenging themselves in being bold in submitting their work. A good experience, and a great show to come! 

Cricket Hater