The 24th annual NCHS senior art show, "@Sen11ors#winning," will open Monday, May 23, in the high school's student gallery in the main lobby of the high school.

The opening party, with refreshments, will begin at 5:30 p.m., and Senior Film screenings will begin in the Wagner Room at 6 p.m. The exhibit features senior work and one-person retrospectives, in media ranging from clay and drawing to graphics, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, and video.

The Senior Art Show allows students to show their work in a one-person "retrospective" of art that can come from any pieces that the student has created throughout high school, and then present it as a one-person show.

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The one-person retrospective allows students to showcase their portfolio and unique artistic style. Another option for the students was to showcase senior work. This means that seniors can submit up to four pieces of artwork that would be displayed in the show -- allowing for more seniors to participate and have their work seen by the rest of the student body and town.

Not only do seniors create the work, but also the whole event is student run with the advice of the art staff at NCHS. Students created the concept a month ago and having been planning everything detail for the event from the installation of their work in the gallery to the publicity of the show.

This exhibition also gives three seniors the opportunity to have their work selected and purchased for the NCHS Fritz Eager Art Collection, which began in 1969 in the memory of NCHS art student Fritz (Frederick) Eager. The pieces selected will be on permanent display throughout the high school and the NCPS district offices.

The following students will be presenting one-person "retrospectives" in New Canaan High School's 2011 Senior Art Show: Grayson Cordes, Joveto De Carvalho, Henry Eschricht, Lauren Ford, Kyle Isherwood, Patty Kilbride, Gabe Lane, Lindsay Levine, Chelsea Low, Margaret Park, Sara McCloskey, Casey O'Neil, Alex Sandor, Kathryn Sawabini, Allie Skaperdas, Paul Templeton and Zack Zannini.

In addition to the one-person shows the work of other senior artists will also be included.

The exhibit will be on display through June 13 and can be viewed during school hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.