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Senior Art Show

Mia Ruiz
Senior art students pose after receiving their certificates and awards.

On Thursday May 16, the South Windsor High School Art Department held their annual senior art exhibit at the town library. The event was hosted and run by the Visual Arts Curriculum Program Coordinator, Nicholas Canova.

In order to participate in the exhibit, students entered art portfolios of their best work consisting of various art styles to be evaluated by three judges.

They examined student artwork based on the quality, experimentation and creativity, understanding of basic elements, and the order in which the art was displayed.

Art teachers Ms. Argenta, Ms. Lane, Ms. Rentz, and Ms. Ziff have all supported their senior students and have watched their art styles develop over time. This event is a great experience that mirrors a true exhibition which prepares students for future opportunities in the art community.

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  • Sculpture by Kerry Stephens.

  • Artwork by Celestine Hassoubi.

  • Self portrait and sculpture by Kerri Stephens.

  • Senior art students pose for a photo at the art show.

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“The activity of choosing artwork, getting it ready for display, displaying it and participating in a show is a real life experience for those who may go on to becoming a practicing artist,” The South Windsor High School Art Department explained in an email. 

Not only does the exhibit serve as a simulation of a professional art exhibit, it also provides senior students with the opportunity to receive an art honor cord.

The exhibition is organized around four different art categories: 2-D Wet Media, 2-D Dry Media 3-D Ceramics & Sculpture, and 3-D Creative Metals & Textiles. 

“Students can enter artwork within these four categories and there is an award given for each category. Students must have more than half of their pieces in a category to be eligible for that category’s award,” The South Windsor high school Art Department commented. 

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  • Painting by Spades Chandler.

  • Painting by Maya Hathorne.

  • Attendees look at work by Kerri Stephens.

  • Spades Chandler receiving an award at the art show.

  • Attendees in the audience included parents and friends of seniors whose work was on display.

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The recipients of these awards were Riley Baker in 3-D Creative Metals, Frankie Sanzo in 3-D Ceramics & Sculpture, Spades Chandler in 2-D Dry Media, and Shakira Lin in 2-D Wet Media.

If an upcoming senior wishes to improve their art skills and enter their work into the exhibition, South Windsor’s art teachers recommend that they enroll in creative classes in the intermediate or advanced levels. 

“The more art classes that are taken in high school the more experience a student will have in the creation of artworks,” The South Windsor High School Art Department said. “The instruction and practice gained from art teachers and peer interactions in class greatly influences the quality of the artwork a student can accomplish.”

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  • Sculpture by Aleena Shah.

  • Sculpture by Mary Mumley

  • Pottery by Pluvia Osborn

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An overall congratulations to all of the seniors who received an art honor chord, as well as those who won  awards that reflect their outstanding artistic abilities.

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Mia Ruiz
Mia Ruiz, Staff Writer
Mia Ruiz is currently a sophomore writer at The Bobcat Prowl. By joining the student paper, she hopes to communicate important topics such as sports and school events to her peers, while also improving her writing skills. When she is not writing for The Prowl, you can find her playing for the South Windsor girl’s soccer and basketball teams. Besides participating in numerous physical activities. Mia also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.