Beauty of Art
Kennedy O'Brien, Editor
April 11, 2011
Filed under Featured A&E
This year’s Art Department Art Show will be one to remember. The show will be held in the cafeteria at New Town on April 28th from 6-8.
At seven, the National Art Honor Society’s (NAHS) induction and award ceremony will take place.
“Every art show is unique because the students’ work changes from year to year. Students who are showing work for the second, third or fourth time have grown in their skills and bring new ideas to this years’ work,” said Mrs. Cryder, art.
Mrs. Cryder said that she has many favorite pictures that will be featured in the show. “Every one of my students has created at least one piece that I find successful and fun to look at,” she said.
During the Art Show look for work from her AP Studio I and II and also pictures from her Studio Practice I classes. The goal is to have every student supply some art.
“We have 17 sections and 8 different classes and over 250 students who will be supplying art for the show,” she said.
Work will be shown from Fundamentals of Art, Fine Arts, Photography I & II, Photography III & IV, Design, Art & Technology Applications, Studio I, AP Studio I and AP Studio II.
“First, second and third place awards will be given for each art class category, such as Fundamentals of Art, Photography, Digital Art, etc,” she said. “We will also recognize a Best In Show winner.”
This year will be very “low-key,” as the department has decided to drop the fundraising and art sale part of the event. The event’s focus will be only on student work.
According to Mrs. Cryder, “I feel that taking an art class gives students a different perspective on the world; it enhances their ability to analyze and understand visual imagery in a visual society; it gives them the opportunity to create original forms of self-expression, and –most importantly- provides the opportunity to solve visual problems in unique ways.”
The NAHS is a very important part of the school’s art program; it recognizes students’ capabilities in art, and it helps give the art kids motivation to work harder in class.
This year’s art show should be an amazing one; don’t forget to support your school and come on April 28th from 6-8!
“I hope students will be able to identify with the art on display, as they see visual expressions of ideas, themes, and feelings that are universal to everyone,” said Mrs. Cryder.