Photography. Sculpture. Graphic design. Markers. Pencils. Acrylic. Pottery and more.
The annual All School Fall Art Show is now underway in the VPAC, featuring work from all divisions. The art forms displayed are as diverse and varied as the students who created them. There are projects made from recycled materials and even basic cardboard, just proving that art can come from anything.
While sharing art can be a very personal thing for some, AP art student Claire Hook says it’s very rewarding because an artist puts a lot of time into each project. “I like that my work makes others happy,” she says from the paint-splattered Upper School art room.
Arts are central to an Episcopal education and are even included in the school’s mission – to nurture and develop the whole child – spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically and artistically. Russell Roper, longtime art teacher and department chair, says art is a great outlet for students dealing with the everyday pressures of life. It also provides hands-on activity and boosts overall creativity.
Mr. Roper says art also encourages collaboration. Each year the art teachers work hand-in-hand with the music and theater departments to make sure an exhibit is up in the lobby to coincide with each performance. Art students also assist with theater props, with projects in the works now for the upcoming Middle School production.
This first art show is just the beginning with several more planned throughout the year.
We invite you to visit the VPAC and take a look now through November.