VST Exhibition Showcases Student Art

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The VST Lobby: the one place on campus to get crème brulee, fruit tarts and cheesecake. Yet the delicious cuisine was only a sideshow for the main feature — the Spring Visual Arts Showcase reception.

The show provides an opportunity to see the Upper and Middle School students’ work in this semester’s art classes. The exhibition opened April 17 and will remain through May 3.

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Art by Elaine Dong

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Art by Elysa Tulek (’17)

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Art by Tiffany Yue

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Art by Valerio Farris

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Art by Annie Gocke

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Art by Valerio Farris

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“Family History Series” by Aparajita Maitra

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Art by Elaine Dong

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“Duct Tape Nirvana by Eric Fiedorek

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“Ethnic Pride” by Raina Zhang

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“Calm Among the Storm” by Raina Zhang

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Clothes by Sloane Gustafson

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Art by Stacie Dudley

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Art by Kate Bomar

Photos by Claire Dorfman

Featured art includes award-winning pieces and works shown at the 2013 Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) Arts Festival.

The pieces range from digital renderings to paper cuts. A seven-foot tall sculpture stands in the doorway while student-designed clothes glitter on a rack inside.

“Looking around, I was very impressed by the sophistication of the Middle School artwork,” Upper School Chemistry Teacher Jennifer Kuhl said. “Equally exciting was seeing all the technique build up in the Upper School artwork.”

The showcase also highlighted artists whose artistic ability had yet to see the spotlight.

“I didn’t realize that some of these people did art or were so good at it,” freshman Tenille Tubbs said.

The exhibition also provided a forum for artistic discussion.

“As an artist, this showcase really helps me feel the artistic community; we can see everyone’s artwork and explain our ideas,” sophomore Raina Zhang said.

Tubbs said, “I’m definitely coming back. Food—delicious. Art—amazing.”

Tiffany Yue
Staff Writer

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