Rows and rows of photo illustrations lined the walls of the Orange Studio art gallery. People of all ages came to view student art while also supporting Boone Foundation‘s fundraiser, Orange and White Night. Proceeds from the second annual event will fund technology and student scholarships.
Eighty Nine students submitted over 294 photos and 24 pieces of art shown at the event. Photos lined seven walls and were available for purchase based on size. Students whose pieces were sold received half of the sale price; the other half went to The Foundation.
“I tried to pick (photographs) that were more creative and out of the box so it would stand out,” junior Hunter Mason said. “I would be ecstatic if someone bought my piece because photography is a real passion of mine and it would be great to make money from it.”
In addition to viewing art, attendees could bid on 20 different packages, including a two hour photography lesson with photography teacher John Burke or reserve seating at the awards ceremony.
“We were looking for a spring fundraiser to raise money and awareness of The Foundation among parents,” Foundation president Sarah McClane said. “This event offers student artists an opportunity to showcase their talents in a professional setting.”
Throughout the evening, live music entertained guests. AP chemistry teacher Glenn Listort played the saxophone in his band “Just the two of us,” and senior Callie Emery sang while playing the piano and sophomores Carly Meyer and Ella Black also sang. Senior Jean Marie Glazer ended the evening by playing the cello.
“The atmosphere was my favorite part of orange and white night,” senior Edythe Heins said. “Everyone was excited to see all the work we’ve done and the live music added a great feel.”
All pieces shown at the event will also be shown on display Friday during second through sixth period, at the annual Art Festival.
“My favorite part was seeing everyone’s work,” sophomore Quinten Koroshetz said. “I’m really proud of my pieces, I worked really hard on them. They were all moments in my life where I felt really happy and I’m glad I got to share them.”