Traveling Art Show

The Teacher's Discovery art exhibit comes to Dallastown to showcase the works of several world-renowned artists

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Camryn Eveler

A group of female students are looking at the Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh at the exhibit in the art gallery.

Josh Thaler, Kaila Alessi, and Freddrick Williams

To see works by Picasso, VanGogh, or Da Vinci, most people have to travel the world or at least have to leave their hometown, but for one week, some of the greatest paintings in the world came to Dallastown. 

Although the originals are safely housed in museums, replicas of (list titles) were on display at DHS through a traveling exhibit from Teacher’s Discovery, a company well-known for its world language resources. 

According to Senora Garrett, Spanish teacher and head of the World Language Department, “many students have never been to an art gallery, so it is important for our students to experience an art exhibit before they graduate from high school so they are familiar with famous artists and their works and appreciate different styles of art.”

This is the second time that Dallastown has hosted one of these shows. The last time was in 2013 according to Garrett. 

There was art from Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, German Gustav Klimt, French Vincent Van Gogh, Italian Leonardo Da Vinci and Japanese artist Thokatusha Hokusai. 

Senior Matteo Conigliaro said that his favorite exhibit was from “Hokusai because [he] liked the picture of the wave. It was very aesthetic and calming.” 

Each artist has an information display outside of their individual galleries to give a little bit more information to students and teachers. 

According to the Van Gogh exhibit, he gave a glimpse of a composed reality that he lived as a result of his autism. One of his most popular paintings, Starry Night, was a common favorite among the visitors. 

However, the traveling art gallery was more than just looking at nice pictures worth a lot of money, it was an opportunity to connect multiple different subjects without needing to be in the classroom. 

“This exhibit connects cross-curricular instruction between art, history and world language. Many students never see the connection between the content taught in one class with another,” said Garrett.

“All students from art and world language classes in grades 7 through 12 will visit the exhibit during their class time. Also, students from Holocaust Studies and journalism classes will take part,” said Garrett. 

Unfortunately, the art will not be at Dallastown forever. The works arrived at Dallastown on Oct. 7 and will be departing on the 11. 

Dallastown will briefly be the temporary home for some of the most famous artwork from around the world. As students, we are lucky to be able to avoid the hassles of travel and see some world renowned artwork right here in the High School.

“These exhibits highlight artists from foreign countries, and their works showcase their unique styles, their culture and important historical events which greatly impacted their society,” said Garrett.