Winter Art Show goes on exhibit

A charcoal drawing by Bridget O'Callahan '18

A charcoal drawing by Bridget O’Callahan ’18

This year’s Winter Art Show opened in Seaver Gallery on Nov. 19 at lunch and included artwork from students across the disciplines and grade levels, who have participated in a visual art class during the fall semester.

From visual arts instructor Chelsea Dean’s 7th Grade class students share their work in printmaking, drawing and mix media collage. Seventh graders built collages by laying pictures on top of a watercolor background; these students also focused on printmaking and pattern, color, and design. The eighth graders also have drawn, painted and created mixed media collages. The eighth graders collages are different because their works are based on photographs that the girls took themselves.

Dean is enthusiastic about the offerings on display.

“It’s a fun show! I always encourage students who are trying to figure out what classes to take the following year to see the projects that the students are creating in those classes. I think it’s a great way to see what we are doing in the art programs and see what interests you,” Dean said.

In Ms. Rea’s Visual Art class, first-year students are presenting a before and after look at their charcoal compositions from the first week of school to now. Second-year students are displaying their digital photoshop projects. Third- and fourth-year students, who have more freedom in pursuing their independent projects, present a large variety of drawings and paintings.

Additionally, the beginning film students taught by Mr. Deu will present their short films inspired by Alfred Hitchcock.

Ms. Tanzman, photography instructor, praised her students for the hard word they put into getting their pieces ready for exhibition.

“I am really proud of the students and their work! I think they all did a really great job in participating, editing their work and choosing the pieces to be in the show. It is a unique opportunity for seniors to showcase their hard work and to be able to show a body of work, ” Tanzman said.