St. Gabriel’s School celebrates Catholic Schools Week with Van Gogh-inspired art exhibit – News-Herald
St. Gabriel School celebrated Catholic Schools Week. The school has chosen this year’s theme as Let Your Light Shine! Planned activities to recognize the greater community and show appreciation for students and teachers. Service projects, Career Day and fun contests are a few activities taking place to celebrate, according to a statement from the Concord Township School.
Ms. Erin Chalhoub, the art teacher, was inspired by the popular Van Gogh immersive art exhibit and guided her students through many different art styles and media to create their own immersive art exhibit. The students’ works are displayed wall to wall, floor to ceiling in daylight with black lights so that viewers can walk through the exhibition to experience a very beautiful and tranquil effect.
“Students and the community are impressed with this incredible and collaborative effort. Our entire school (K-8) came together to create a great experience celebrating their talents. It’s a great example of teamwork. We are very proud of Ms. Chalhoub’s creativity and leadership,” said Principal Robert Kumazec.
“I wanted to do a black light art exhibit,” Chalhoub said. “When Cleveland announced it was going to host the Immersive Van Gogh Experience, I knew it was it! I immediately began planning how we could discover and experience Van Gogh’s work by creating our own Van Glow Experience at St. Gabriel School It was so amazing to hear the positive feedback and to know that this Glow Show was able to present the work of the students with even more wonder and awe.