By Samantha Morris ’21
The artwork of eighth and ninth grade students enrolled in first semester visual arts courses will be exhibited in a showcase on Jan. 26. The event will occur in the Arlee Schnitzer Gallery from 5-7 p.m. Although initially scheduled for Jan. 12, the event was postponed to allow seventh grade art more time on display. All visual arts electives will be featured in the upcoming showcase, and many students have said they are excited for the opportunity to share their art.
“I have really enjoyed taking Drawing and Painting: Technique so far. I definitely feel that my painting skills have improved a lot since the beginning of the year, and I believe that the showcase is a good way to show our art on campus. I am also excited to see the art of my other classmates’,” Ella Moriarty ’21 said.
This is the first showcase of two that will be held this year for eighth and ninth grade artists. Attendees will be provided with finger-food such as fruit, cheese and crackers. The event is designed to celebrate the artistic achievements of students.
“The art department feels that it is important to acknowledge all the hard work that is put into the process of making art with this final culmination in the semester art showcase,” art teacher Katherine Palmer ‘98 said.
The event has been organized through the combined efforts of all visual arts instructors, who began curating pieces in early January. The type of art in the showcase will vary, and students have said they are eager to express their passions for their specific visual arts interests.
“I have really enjoyed doing different, fun projects and having the ability to be creative and independent in photography this year. I am excited for the showcase because it is a great way to show what we have done,” photography student Mia Hutchinson ‘21 said.