NCHS seniors show off their artistic skills
Updated 6:17 pm, Tuesday, April 25, 2017
NEW CANAAN — For the 30th year, New Canaan High School seniors are showing off their artistic talents.
“The Greatest Show on eARTh” will feature 26 graduating seniors, working in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, digital media, sculpture and film.
The 30th annual senior art exhibit opens April 26 with a reception at 5 p.m. and the gallery will be on display until June 12.
Each year, the art show allows students to generate one-person exhibits that are entirely their own creation. NCHS’s senior show is unique in that it challenges any senior to present his or her work as a one-person “retrospective” of art that can be drawn from anything the student has created throughout their high school years. The organization of this exhibit is meant to draw attention to each student’s individual portfolio and distinctive artistic style with an emerging personal “voice.”
The students are responsible for planning and organizing the event with the advice given from their art teachers, Jeanne McDonagh, Jennifer Sinski and Kimanne Core.
The student coordinators of the exhibit are Hannah Gelnaw and Luis Gonzalez-Miranda. Student responsibilities include creating a title and logo for the exhibit, planning the opening reception, generating publicity, and installing the show.
The senior exhibit will also give three seniors an opportunity to have their work purchased for the NCHS Fritz Eager Foundation for the Art Education-Art Collection. The purchased works of art will then be on permanent display throughout the high school and the district offices. This art collection began in 1969 in the memory of New Canaan High School art student Frederick “Fritz” Eager. The selection committee is comprised of members of the high school staff and a committee of professional artists.
Featured in this exhibit are the NCHS student winners of the 2016 and 2017 National and Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards, Teen Visions Best in Show Awards from Sacred Heart University and winners of the Carriage Barn’s Annual Photo Competition. They are Ellery Baran, Elizabeth Bochicchio, Dayton Camaren, Jack Dahill, Matthew DePalo, Hannah Gelnaw, Anne Greer, Anna Lysenko, Connor McDevitt, and Samantha Pepe.
Also presenting their work are Lukah Aguilera, Amy Chu, Courtney Coutts, Jack Dahill, Maria Fagerstal, Casey Gertsen, Luis Gonzalez-Miranda, Evelyn Jensen, Austin Hill, Hazel Montano, Adrianna Morina, Aurelie Moutran, Bailey Reehl, James Sweet, Joshua Vindas, Tyler Walker, and Sophia Welch.
New Canaan High School’s 30th Annual Senior Art Show is open to the public during school hours, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As in past years, original digital prints are for sale and range in price from $25 to $50. Contact one of the art teachers to purchase digital prints from the students.