The first of four Bullis AP Art shows kicked off on Thursday, September 20 as student-artists showed off pieces that incorporated the theme of eggs.
Over the summer, each artist had to produce three masterpieces that varied in topics, and when school started, they were assigned a three day egg challenge. The ongoing art show displays four projects per artist.
The token system new to this year’s shows provides students, family, and faculty with an opportunity to write about the art they feel is the best. The viewers just jot down the number of the art, describe why they like it, and then place it in the artist’s box. The system was designed for the artist to get feedback from others, and as Nadia Fallahi (’13) says, it was implemented in part “to make our community more aware about art.”
When asked why she loves art, Fallahi replied:
“I love being able to show a side of me that people may not know about”. She said that the art show has been a place for students to “let everything go.”
AP art teacher Maire O’Neill says her goal for the art shows is for students to “grow in their ability to matte and present their work in a professional manner.” She “loves seeing students develop their own styles and interests.”
The art show is a place for students to grow in and out of the classroom.
“I have found out so much about myself,” she said. The artist would like to see the art show become more of a “social gathering” in order to attract more visitors in the future.
Images courtesy of Matt Peel