Creativity fills the commons at LBHS IB Art Exhibition


Twenty-six juniors and seniors representing Long Beach High School’s International Baccalaureate Art classes showcased their work in the building’s commons March 16. The annual IB Art Exhibition drew an audience of family members, teachers and other spectators who viewed fantastic displays of creativity, skill and talent.

The show featured pieces that were created through various mediums. Students presented their paintings, pencil drawings, sculptures and other unique designs that portrayed worlds of meanings and inspirations. 

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.