Long Beach High School’s International Baccalaureate Art students transformed the building’s commons into an exquisite gallery of creative masterpieces on March 23. The annual IB Art Exhibition drew an audience of family members, teachers and other spectators who viewed displays that featured a variety of extraordinary pieces.

The artists presented their paintings, pencil drawings, sculptures and other unique designs that expressed their own individual styles and inspirations. Students also provided musical entertainment that complemented the ambiance of exceptional talent. 

The IB Visual Arts courses invite students to explore a variety art media and concepts in a studio-based environment. The goal is to encourage student-artists to respond to and analyze the function, meaning and qualities of art. Class participants develop and present independent ideas and explain the connections between their work and the work of others. The courses emphasize both students' creative processes and their final artistic products in two- or three-dimensional forms.