2017 Art Show Great Success
By Jillian Pencinger
This May’s art show really seemed to express ALJ’s student talent and showed a many excellent examples of the creativity of students that are artistically inclined. The art show included students’ best work from projects from art classes, and open studios, photography and art pieces on display. Everyone in open studio presented their work on boards in the IMC. Most artists did expression pieces; making their walls really personal and showing a great display of character.
Marcella Valenzuela did a photography wall with pictures that some of her friends modeled in and. In addition she included many nature scenes, which really seemed to grab the attention of viewers. Natalie Carnovale said that “it really seemed to catch my eyes.”
Amanda Marconi, a senior at ALJ high school stated “It was intriguing to see all the smiling faces at the show, everyone really seemed to enjoy the art.” Amanda had two pieces in the art show, one being an assignment in which students were told to create a 3D version of an inspiring painting. Amanda did a version of the famous "Still Life with Pitcher, Candle and Enamel Pot." Her art was featured along with a couple others, their pieces being ones from other famous artists.
“It is important to see students expressing themselves because it really shows the talent at ALJ in which its walls behold,” said Mr. Terhune. The art show started Monday May 22, 2017 at 5 pm in the IMC, all the art teachers, Mr. Marcin, Mr. Terhune, Mrs. Gossman, and Mr. Klimchak organized the event, and Mr. Marcin said “The show highlighted the artistic talents of the open studio advanced class”. The advanced open studio class is run by Mr. Marcin, but the show also included all of the art classes students best work. There is an art show every year and there is hope that this will continue to trend so students may get recognition for their talent and accomplishments.