Museum Motivations

Clarification, March 5, 2020: There are 93 museums in Los Angeles. An Odd Experience When she observed Shirin Neshat’s “I Will Greet the Sun Again” exhibition at The Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles, Kate Konvitz ’20 was deeply moved by the themes of exile, identity and beauty expressed in the art. However, as she […]

Artists in Miami

Artists in Miami

Four student artists developed their portfolios, attended masterclasses and met with panelists at the National YoungArts Week in Miami from Jan. 5 to 12. Student finalists of the YoungArts competition were invited to participate in an intensive course on their respective disciplines in visual or performing arts. “It was cool to have a week full […]

Artwork-ing Off Stress

Artwork-ing Off Stress

Art allows students to escape from the responsibilities of school For Mimi Offor ’21, working on art portfolios or setting up a photoshoot in Feldman-Horn allows her to focus on what she loves, while also taking her mind off of the many responsibilities school brings. Offor said painting liberates her, and acts as a form […]

Makeup or Made-up?

Makeup art gains popularity during the Halloween and Day of the Dead, but other artists oppose the validity of the new art form. On Halloween, Adrienne Usher ’22 strutted down the stage at the school costume contest, modeling not only disco-zombie attire, but also self-applied makeup details. Fake blood and shards of glass, created with […]

Remi Patton sells her artwork in exhibition

Remi Patton sells her artwork in exhibition

Remi Patton ’20 sold four of her paintings in the “We’ve Always Been Here” art show at the Band of Vices art gallery Sept. 14. This event marked Patton’s first time selling her pieces. Two were paintings of Adam and Eve and the other two were titled “Seventh” and “Portrait of a Woman”. The general […]

Power of the Portfolio

When visual arts teacher Claire Cochran ’06 was a senior, her art portfolio was her ticket to college, she said. Even though her GPA may not have been high enough for her to gain admission to a highly competitive school like Tufts University, Cochran said she believes she was accepted to its School of the […]

Feldman-Horn exhibit displays art portfolios

The art department kicked off an exhibition displaying the work of four Advanced Placement art students Tuesday in the Feldman-Horn Gallery. Participant Haley Levin ’20 said she saw the exhibition as a success and that she is enthusiastic about it going forward. “I’m very proud of [Cleo Maloney ’21, Oscar Montañez-Garay ’20, Hailey Hameetman ’20] […]

Sketches of Summer- Mimi Offor ’21

Students spent their summers attending programs to help further develop their skills in various art forms. Aspiring painter and photographer Mimi Offor ’21 attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) this summer, where she took a photography and figure painting class. Offor said that her experience at SAIC prompted her to seriously […]

Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections

As the Mariachi band performed, she said she felt embarrassed walking through the crowd. However, as Anna Martinez-Yang ’20 approached the center of the room and saw those around her, she remembered the purpose of her quinceñera: to embrace her Mexican identity. “At first, I felt ashamed with an entourage of uniformed men singing and playing instruments, but as […]

Faculty showcases artwork in gallery

Faculty showcases artwork in gallery

Faculty artists displayed their artwork, sculptures, photography and paintings at the Visual Arts Department Faculty Exhibit in Feldman-Horn gallery. Jesse Chehak ’97, Claire Cochran ’06, Cheri Gaulke, Nicole Stahl, Gustavo Godoy and Alexandra Pacheco Garcia created the showcased art. Stahl said that she created her art over the course of the last few years and […]

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