- School Board
E. C. Glass Art Open House Set for Sept. 15
The past, present and future of E. C. Glass art are coming together on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., when the Friends of the E. C. Glass Art Collection will be holding its third annual art open house in partnership with the Lynchburg Art Club, which was founded by the first art teacher in Lynchburg City Schools.
Inside the school, the E. C. Glass Art Collection featuring more than 170 original pieces will be on display for all to see. This is a one-day opportunity to see the comprehensive collection representing Lynchburg art for the past 100 years.
On the lawn of the high school, the Lynchburg Art Club will be holding its 40th annual Lynchburg Art Festival, featuring a variety of artwork that will be for sale. The Lynchburg Art Club was founded by Bernhard Gutmann, who, in 1895, was the first art teacher in Lynchburg City Schools.
The school’s art collection has been a source of pride in Lynchburg since the school moved to its current location in 1953. While the majority of the art is in good condition, 32 of the older paintings are in need of restoration work. Also greatly needed are improvements in the ability to display the collection, including improved lighting and better mechanisms for hanging pieces more securely.
It is the mission of Friends of the E. C. Glass Art Collection to address these needs. The purpose of the Friends is to involve students, faculty and the entire community in learning about, celebrating, preserving and growing the E. C. Glass Art Collection, and utilizing the collection to benefit the students in our local school system.