By Meagan Wang
Six studentsâ artwork was exhibited at the 15th Annual High School Art Invitational at California State University, Northridgeâs Main Art Gallery from Jan. 9 to 28.
Artwork created by Nikki Goren â12, Nick Lenard â12, Chloe Lister â12, Jake Schapiro â12, Sophie Turner â12 and Jack Wilding â13 was selected by their art teachers to be put on display at CSUN.
Visual Arts Teacher Kevin Palmer chose a vase that Schapiro made in Directed Studies Visual Arts: Glass.
“I didnât really have a specific inspiration for my piece, I just sort of used what I knew and went with it,” Schapiro said.
The other piece of artwork selected by Palmer was a glass sculpture made by Lenard.
Visual arts teacher Kevin OâMalley selected photographs that Goren, Lister and Turner took as part of their Photography III class.
He also selected a photograph that Wilding took as part of his Photography II class. It was of a gourd that appeared to be floating.
“We were learning to look for details in ordinary things and to find a way to capture them and turn them into something else,” Wilding said. “Itâs really an honor, especially since itâs a very rare chance.”
“While it is nice to have art on display at Harvard-Westlake, it was really cool to see my art out in the real world and for the public to see,” Schapiro said.