Opera House Gallery curator Tessa Hetrick has a goal: share her love of art with Winchester, especially its children and teens. In order to accomplish that goal, Hetrick is launching an art club open to all George Rogers Clark High School students.
"Of course, I'd like for it to evolve into anybody in the community. But right now we're starting with the high school, creating an artistic venue for the students," she said.
"This isn't just about drawing behind closed doors. This is about showing our work to the public. This is to teach ourselves and learn how to market our artwork. My whole thing is this is a time when the value of art needs to be seen," Hetrick said.
The club's first meeting will be at the gallery Saturday at noon. No prior art experience is necessary. In fact, Hetrick said she hopes students from all sorts of backgrounds can attend the meeting.