Gallery exhibit - QRC:ART at Lehigh Valley

April 10, 2012

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. --The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley will present a new exhibit from IDEA: Inter-District Experience in the Arts. "QRC:ART – Contemporary Melding of Art and Today's Technology through Young Minds," will run from May 14 to June 20, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 17. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the Erwin J. and Gertrude K. Neusch Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.

IDEA: Inter-District Experience in the Arts is a collaborative art exhibition by the AP Portfolio art students from Palisades and Southern Lehigh high schools. This exhibition of student-created, gallery-quality paintings utilizes the PA Arts and Humanities Standards as guidelines. The teachers, Cathy Beck and Anne Sikorski-Schneider, developed the lesson for the IDEA project by surveying the student stakeholders for relevant interests and issues. Students participating in the annual inter-district art experience observe how students from the other participating schools solve the same art problem. Students from both schools interact with each other while creating their own paintings to create a visually cohesive exhibition. The final student art transcends the individual project scope as a collaborative effort for the community exhibit. This art exchange and experience enhances teaching and learning to broaden the definition of art education, thereby dissolving the walls of classrooms and the barrier of distance between schools.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is located on the third floor of the campus at 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley. For current gallery hours, visit online.

For an appointment, or for more information, contact Ann Lalik, gallery director, at 610-285-5261 or email


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Last Updated April 11, 2012