Closing Friday May 11th

ChiArts’ Visual Arts Conservatory Presents the Senior Showcase Exhibition 2018
May 4 – May 11, 2018

This year, Chicago Art Department will host The Chicago High School for the Arts’ Visual Arts Conservatory’s Senior Showcase Exhibition. This special exhibition will include original works made by this year’s graduating class. The exhibition will run from May 4 – May 11, 2018. A public opening reception will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. A second reception will be held in conjunction with the Chicago Art Department’s Second Friday Open House which will take place on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

The Senior Showcase is the culminating exhibition of a ChiArts visual arts student’s high school career. The works on view will include selections from each students’ year-long thesis investigations as part of their Major AP Studio Art Course. ChiArts’ Visual Arts Conservatory offers the following majors: Drawing and Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Visual Communications. Students will also exhibit works made in their elective courses- Digital Media, Wearable Sculpture, Sequential Art, and Contemporary Practices: Performance and Installation.

The ChiArts Visual Arts Conservatory started off 2018  with many notable accomplishments recognized by regional and national organizations! This January, 15 seniors showcased work at the All-City Senior Portfolio Exhibition at The LeRoy Neiman Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This February and March, Visual Arts celebrated 69 Scholastic regional awards and six Scholastic National Medals. Along with the Scholastic regional awards, three seniors participated in the 2018 Senior Illinois High School Art Exhibition Awards (IHSAE) Exhibition and were awarded large scholarships. The IHSAE also selected six ChiArts scholar-artists and their artwork to exhibit at the Zhou B. Art Center this past February.

The Chicago High School for the Arts’ Visual Arts Conservatory is thankful to Chicago Art Department for hosting this exhibition. ChiArts truly appreciates the support and platform for the Visual Arts Class of 2018.


The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) is Chicago’s first public high school for the arts. With disciplines in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts, ChiArts provides its scholar-artists with a tuition-free, pre-professional arts training program paired with a college-preparatory academic curriculum. Opened in 2009, ChiArts was recently ranked in the top 6% of high schools nationwide and will graduate its sixth senior class in June 2018. For more information, visit

ChiArts’ Visual Arts Conservatory Presents the Senior Showcase Exhibition 2018
May 4 – May 11, 2018

Public Opening Reception
Friday, May 4, 2018
5:30 – 8:00 PM

CAD’s Second Friday Artwalk
Friday, May 11, 2018
6:00 – 10:00 PM

For questions about this exhibition, please contact CAD General Manager Carris Adams at


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