WEB EXCLUSIVE | After months of diligence, IB HL and SL Year 1 visual art students are sharing their work for the public to see in the Syufy theater tonight.
The show took place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and featured a combination of artwork from two different art classes. The exhibit was open to all family members who could show proof of full vaccination and tickets were not required.
Visual art teacher Julie Martin’s class presented the Artist as Cartographer project which was centered around data representation and interpretation. Visual art teacher Rachel McIntire’s class shared both the In My Skin project, which prompted students to creatively express their identity and the Memory Project, where students drew or painted images of children from developing countries.
“The art show gives purpose to the art,” junior Maya Lewis said. “It’s cool when we hang it up on the school walls but this way our family and friends get to see it.”
The juniors have been working on their projects since early October. This is the third project they have completed out of an expected total of 10 this year.
“IB art is always interesting to look at,” sophomore Sarah Rasic said. “It’s cool to be able to see what they are working on, especially if you’re someone like me who is going to be in the IB program next year.”
As COVID-19 restrictions have loosened and vaccination rates have increased, in-person student exhibitions have returned and the visual art department plans to hold more shows in the upcoming months, according to McIntire.
“We are so happy to host our first exhibit open to our community since the start of the pandemic,” McIntire said. “It is a way to share students’ creative voices as well as prepare them for the IB final art exhibition they do in their senior year in the spring.”
The exhibit was a part of a larger celebration of the arts and was followed by the Student Art’s Workshop’s production of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind by Greg Allen as well as an original dance piece.
“I saw a preview of the display and everyone’s art was incredible,” said Lewis. “I wish more people had known about the show because it was a lot of fun.”