Artists display work at CSUN

By Meagan Wang

Six students’ artwork was exhibited at the 15th Annual High School Art Invitational at California State University, Northridge’s Main Art Gallery from Jan. 9 to 28.

Artwork created by Nikki Goren ’12, Nick Lenard ’12, Chloe Lister ’12, Jake Schapiro ‘12, Sophie Turner ’12 and Jack Wilding ’13 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 didn’t 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 O’Malley 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. “It’s really an honor, especially since it’s 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.