By: Carly Lester, Staff Writer
Every March is officially Youth Art Month, a month dedicated to the value of art and art education. James River’s National Art Honor Society took charge and participated in several events celebrating the arts.
“It’s just really cool to be able to share art with the whole school, which is what NAHS is all about. Youth Art Month, and all the activities that go along with it, are a great way to do that,” sophomore and NAHS member Sarah Morgan said.
The activities organized include painting small canvases to pass out to teachers and a new mural outside of the quad.
“We’re going to be having a gallery walk at the end of the month on Monday the 30th, and there’s going to be free food, live music, a ton of different art pieces; people are welcome to come anytime during lunch,” NAHS president Laney Spears said.
With all of the events that NAHS is doing during Youth Art Month, some students may become interested in joining the club for next year.
“Definitely [get into] contact with someone that is in the club itself, and show people [your portfolio]. You don’t necessarily have to be really skilled or anything, but if you’re interested, you should definitely think about applying,” Vice President of NAHS Benjamin Caracciolo said
If interested, applications need to be completed and submitted to Mrs. Bisogno in room 2501 by Friday, April 3. Tryouts are Thursday, April 16, and students must assemble five pieces of artwork. Current NAHS members will review the portfolios and conduct informal interviews.