20th annual Senioritis art show opens


Art by Taylor '17

Art by Taylor ’17

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Senioritis art show for Marlborough seniors to showcase their artwork. Senioritis opened Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the Seaver Gallery and closes on  Saturday, Oct. 15.The show includes visual artwork such as photography, drawing and painting, ceramics, videography and jewelry created by the senior Class of 2017. Seniors participating in the show are required to have taken four semesters of art, and each student contributes approximately five pieces to the show.  Among the 15 seniors with pieces in the show are  photographer Lily  ’17, painter Mira ’17 and jeweler Jane ’17.

Jane said she has been interested in working in 3D and with jewelry since she was young.

“Ever since I was little, instead of making my family members birthday cards, I would always try to find a way to create something for them, often using tinfoil to make one of their favorite things,” Jane said.

Now, after taking sculpture, advanced metals, senior thesis metals and an independent study in metals, Jane has created an extensive array of sculptures and jewelry. Two cuff bracelets, one silver necklace, a pin and a pair of earrings are some of her pieces on display in the show.

In addition to jewelers, the show features photographers, such as Lily. After being inspired by her father to start photography in her freshman year, Lily has been able to develop her skills and find a creative outlet.

“All of my pieces have a special significance to me and represent different times and focuses over my past few years in photography,” Lily said when discussing her pieces in the show, “I think that what makes these pieces special for me is just that they all are representative of different things that I have done.”

The show also contains paintings from painters such as Mira. Mira has been taking drawing and painting classes since she was in 7th Grade and is currently enrolled in AP Studio Art. She has three oil paintings on display in the show, two of which are based on photos she took herself. Mira’s third piece depicts a tree with a feminine figure.

Mira described one of the challenges she faced when creating her piece.

“For the tree piece, there were a lot of really little flowers and really little leaves. By the end, there were at least 100 so it was very tiring. They’re all different colors so that took three or four class periods,” Mira said.