Pop-up student art exhibit in Leesville

LEESVILLE, La. (KALB) - Gallery One Eleven's one-day art exhibit on December 8th in Leesville is a chance for students to take their budding talent out of the classroom and into the public eye.

Pop-up student art exhibit at Gallery One Eleven in Leesville December 8th from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (KALB)

Rebekah Croney, an art teacher at Leesville High School said it's a great opportunity for developing young artists.

"I think it helps them see some of the work that goes into it. I think it builds a lot of confidence that they've been able to have this experience before instead of just second-guessing whether or not their classroom work actually holds up in a real-world setting."

For Isabelle Massart's art students at Leesville Jr. High, the focus was on learning the color wheel and building a foundation.

"Not only do they learn techniques but they also learn about different art styles like pointillism, impressionism. So we are really trying to open their mind to what art is all about."

The gallery is also an outlet for other artists like Leah Thompson, a junior at Rosepine High School who uses the space weekly for theater and dance. Thompson will be performing at the pop-up exhibit on Saturday. The rising star has been singing since she was seven-years-old.

"My parents have shown me videos where I would just be on this coffee table at our house and just singing as long as they'd let me sing. It really started when I was seven and I made my first YouTube video of 'Party in the USA' and I was so sassy!"

The exhibit is from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. December 8th.

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