New art gallery showcases student creativity


by Laynie Duplantis, Staff Writer

Recently, 24 art students from all grades have compiled their work and displayed it in a small gallery in the new building. The gallery features paintings, ceramics, drawings and other works of art. AP and IB students were also involved in the creation of the gallery.

“I personally created one piece,” senior Amelia Stepnoski said. “I tried not to have more than one piece per student, so we could include the most students possible.”

The inspiration to create an art gallery came from Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock. The individual works of art were hand-picked to put on display. These pieces of art were created by the students throughout the year.

Principal Spicer also took to Twitter, showing her appreciation for the addition.

Students have noticed the art gallery since its addition, and they’ve found an appreciation for the art students’ work.

“I like the diversity,” sophomore Parker Tafs said. “It’s a great addition to the rest of the banners and stuff around the school.”

Although it was only finished just recently, it was also noticed by students that it wasn’t receiving much promotion before it was completed.

“While it is fantastic having the option to view pieces created by Leander’s creative student base,” junior Jeffery Jones said, “I believe the school isn’t promoting the gallery enough, and that’s a real shame.”

The art gallery can be seen in the main building just in front of the stairwell next to the attendance office. It can be viewed by anyone, and hopefully it will expand with the work of future art students. Be sure to stop by and take a look.