Student photographer’s first solo exhibition at IRCHS

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY— Award-winning student photographer Payton Brosche has the first solo exhibition in the new 500 Student Gallery at the Indian River Charter High School Schumann School for the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA).

Payton Brosche is a senior at Indian River Charter High School and in her fourth year in the Schumann School for the Visual and Performing Arts’ photography program.

Her camera is often focused on Florida’s green landscapes but in the summer of 2014 she embarked on a 10-day excursion to the western United States with her grandparents, equipped with her camera. Over the course of this trip she traveled to Las Vegas, Death Valley, the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon and the Red Rocks National Park.

This series of photographs express Brosche’s experiences through the West’s beautiful desert landscapes. Brosche’s photographs have been exhibited at Indian River Charter High School’s 2013 and 2014 Student Exhibition, the Vero Beach Museum of Art and the Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty Office.

Brosche received first place and a $12,000 scholarship to attend The Savannah College of Art and Design for her photograph titled “Freedom in the Heavens” at Congressman Bill Posey’s Congressional Art Competition. This work is now on display in the Cannon Tunnel between the Capitol and the Cannon Building in Washington DC.

Brosche’s photographs will be on exhibit from Monday, Dec. 8 through

Friday, Dec. 19 in the 500 Student Gallery located on the VAPA Campus. The student photographer’s reception will take place on Friday, Dec. 12 from 5 to 6 p.m. Light drinks and refreshments will be served.

All visitors must have photo ID and check in with the front VAPA office.

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