Unify for UNICEF: photos chosen for show

Unify for UNICEF: photos chosen for show

UNICEF selected the work of seven student artists to be auctioned at the organization’s 2018 Next Generation Art Party on Feb. 24. Professional wedding and fashion photographer and vice chair of the fundraising auction Rebecca Yale ’06 encouraged students to submit their work. Students whose photographs were chosen are invited to attend the event where […]

Wedding and fashion photographer speaks to students

Photographer Rebecca Yale ’06 spoke to Photography III students about her work as a professional wedding and fashion photographer and critiqued the students’ most recent project on Jan. 23. While visiting, Yale showed students some of her wedding and fashion photographs and discussed the struggles and rewards of being a professional photographer.  “My favorite part […]

Photographers display teacher grants in project

Photo II students displayed photos and descriptions of teacher travel grant trips from this summer in Seaver on Oct. 30. The “Development Grant Project” featured studio portraits of the teachers set on a backdrop relating to their trips with brief summaries of their travel grants. Over a dozen teachers who traveled across the globe from […]

Say cheese: alumni capture student life with photos

Visual arts teacher Kevin O’Malley commissioned three alumni to take photographs of alumni and students for an upcoming art show titled ‘Decades.’ Curatorial assistant at the Hammer Museum January Parkos-Arnall ’96 is organizing the show, which is part of the 25th Anniversary Alumni celebration. Michele Asselin ’90, an editorial photographer whose work has been featured […]

Director Reitman ’95 to host installment of annual interview series

“Speaking of Movies,” the Harvard-Westlake interview series that features director Jason Reitman ‘95, will have its sixth annual presentation Oct. 9. at 7 p.m in Ahmanson Lecture Hall with a guest who was unnamed at press time. The series is co-produced by upper school visual arts department head Cheri Gaulke and visual arts teacher Kevin […]

Visual arts teacher self-publishes book

Visual arts teacher Kevin O’Malley’s first novel, “The Difference in the Game,” was published on iTunes as an iBook on Oct. 25. The book outlines the life of a teenager who faces difficulties as the only girl in what is meant to be a co-ed basketball team. She befriends a 26-year- old woman who also […]

Photo III explores rock n’ roll through art

As visual arts teacher Kevin O’Malley slowly walked through the “Who Shot Rock and Roll” photography exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography, one image immediately captured his attention. It was Pennie Smith’s black and white photograph of bass guitarist Paul Simonon smashing his Fender Precision Bass against the stage during the “Clash Take the […]