Art Educational Community
Artistic Expressions is led by a proactive group of art educators who are passionate about developing the creative lives of students and engaging the art educational community.
The mission of Artistic Expressions is to bring together students from a multitude of different secondary schools with aspirations and endeavors in the fine arts within exhibition opportunities, collaborative events and education.
We hold a primary belief that visual Art is an essential experience in every child’s educational process. This phenomenon supports every other academic area and discussion of what has been created. Continually, it fosters deepened understanding and appreciation of why one creates in the first place. Artistic Expressions’ message is that art teaches discipline, focus, self-confidence, and accomplishment.
Virtual Exhibition 2021
Artistic Expressions presents an Annual Central Pennsylvania Student Art Show that celebrates works of exemplary student artists from secondary schools throughout Central Pennsylvania.
In this exhibit, we see that artists create for many reasons – to respond, to reflect and to describe important issues, ideas and events that impact them on a personal level. An important component of the artistic process is sharing finished works of art with others. Viewing artwork allows others to respond, reflect, and analyze cultural content and context contained in works of art. Allowing others to share in this reflection provides a context with which to better understand the times we have lived, or are living in.
Customarily on display at the Historic Harrisburg Association building on 3rd and Verbeke St., the 2021 Artistic Expressions Student Exhibition will be presented virtually.
Virtual Exhibition 2020
The annual Artistic Expressions exhibition features the works of exemplary student artists from secondary schools throughout Central Pennsylvania. Coordinated by area art educators, the mission of Artistic Expressions is to bring together students from a multitude of different secondary schools with aspirations and endeavors in the fine arts within exhibition opportunities, collaborative events, and education.
Faculty Edition 2019
Artistic Expressions: Faculty Edition features the work of art teachers in the Harrisburg area. These educators are integral in guiding the student artists of the annual Artistic Expressions exhibition. This year SAM highlights the work of the teachers whose own artistic practice informs their classroom and provides inspiration for their student artists.