By Joyce Kim
The Senior Art Show, which features all seniors in Advanced Drawing and Painting III and AP Studio Art, opened Monday in Feldman-Horn Gallery.
Each artist had to decide on a concentration or theme to tie their pieces together throughout the entire year.
The show is a culmination of the seniorsâ bodies of work.
“The seniors show mostly their concentrations, sometimes adding pieces they did previous to their concentration in the show,” painter Caroline Hartig â10 said. “My concentration is titled âInner Portraitsâ, and I painted my friends, family and myself. I chose it because I love portraiture, and there was so much I could say about each person.”
Emma Weinman â10, an AP Studio Art student, chose “Frame of Mind” as her theme.
“Iâve always been really interested in portraiture and the inherent expressiveness of a face and wanted to explore that, so I used the people I know best, family and friends, and tried to show who they are to me through their portraits,” she said. “I put them all in different âframesâ as if they were hanging in someoneâs living room.”
Drawing and Painting III student Olivia Van Iderstine â10 is showing pieces centered on a circus theme.
“[The theme] began when Visual Arts teacher Marianne Hall learned that I performed in a circus over the summer,” she said. “I used circus as a visual metaphor and explored how life is a circus of fear, pride, relationships, et cetera.”
Each artist in Drawing and Painting III is required to finish six pieces by the end of the year, while each artist in AP Studio Art is required to complete 12.