Two GPS Students Join ArtsBuild Student Group

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cameron Ford and Caroline West have been selected by the GPS Fine Arts faculty to represent GPS for the High School Arts Leadership Group supported by Arts Build, the local non-profit arts council.  

The program was created from Let Beauty Awaken, led by four local high school students,ArtsBuild and includes 24 high school students from 12 public and private high schools. The goal of the program, according to Arts Build, is “to develop student advocates for improving arts in schools as well as sustaining Chattanooga’s arts community.” The slideshow of GPS student art is currently on display in the school's Frierson Theatre lobby. 

Ms. West said about the group’s first meeting, “It was very special to be in a room with so many kids who are passionate about the arts. We started off with a basic discussion question on which arts programs we are involved in at school, and there is an excellent diversity of students representing schools in the program. I was very impressed by the level of talent and interest of everyone there.” 

The student leadership group will attend the Mozart Requiem at the Tivoli in mid-November to support the CSO and put into action throughout the year some ideas to improve both the schools and the Chattanooga community.

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