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Visual Art seniors New Chen, Alexis Thomas, La’Daija Bryant, Emma Collins, Michael Chou, Brooks Vessels, Julia Age, Tatiana Neuman and Jamie Esterly hosted this year’s fifth and final art gallery on May 14, 2015, which featured their work from throughout the year.

Chromaticity is the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength and its purity.

Age explained how she and the rest of her group came up with the title Chromaticity for their show.

“We all mutually agreed that chromaticity was nice to the ears and mind,” Age said. “We like that it focuses on colors individually, which gave us a chance to each choose a color that we feel represents our unique personalities.”

Thomas explained how it felt to have her art displayed in a gallery.

“It is an unexplainable feeling to have my work on display,” Thomas said. “Just looking back at my freshman year to now, man, it’s very rewarding and honoring. Senior art shows, to me, is like being commended for all of our hard work and progress throughout high school. I’m so grateful for Visual Arts.”

Age also elaborated on how it felt when she witnessed people viewing her artwork.

“I love seeing and reading the reactions that people have to my creations and the positive feelings that it creates for others,” Age said.

Check out some of the artwork displayed in “Chromaticity” here:

Art by Michael Chou.  Top: "Water holders Still Life" Bottom: "Old Modern Rainy Day" Right: "Spelunking and Speleology"
Art by Michael Chou.
Top: “Water holders Still Life”
Bottom: “Old Modern Rainy Day”
Right: “Spelunking and Speleology”
Art by Julia Age.  Top: "For my mother, who guides me through adventure." Middle left: "Natural Still Life" Bottom left: "The Purpose of my Spirit Porpoise"  Right: "Awakening in Love Self Portrait"
Art by Julia Age.
Top: “For my mother, who guides me through adventure.”
Middle left: “Natural Still Life”
Bottom left: “The Purpose of my Spirit Porpoise”
Right: “Awakening in Love Self Portrait”
Art by La'Daija Bryant. Top left: "Woman in Wrap" Bottom left: "Natural Woman" Right: "Madison"
Art by La’Daija Bryant.
Top left: “Woman in Wrap”
Bottom left: “Natural Woman”
Right: “Madison”
Art by Tatiana Neuman. Left: "Butterfly" Bottom middle: "50 Shades of Hugh" Right: "Squids"
Art by Tatiana Neuman.
Left: “Butterfly”
Bottom middle: “50 Shades of Hugh”
Right: “Squids”
Art by Alexis Thomas. Left: "Metamorphosis of a Queen" Top right: "Persistence of an Empath" Middle right: "Thought Process" Bottom right: "Leaves in Layers of Colors"
Art by Alexis Thomas.
Left: “Metamorphosis of a Queen”
Top right: “Persistence of an Empath”
Middle right: “Thought Process”
Bottom right: “Leaves in Layers of Colors”
Art by Jamie Esterly. Top left: "CENSORED" Bottom left: "Mockery" Top right: "Bruised"
Art by Jamie Esterly.
Top left: “CENSORED”
Bottom left: “Mockery”
Top right: “Bruised”
Art by Brooks Vessels. Top left: "Gomnia Salva" Top right: "Stifled" Bottom: "Lace and Leaf Beetles"
Art by Brooks Vessels.
Top left: “Gomnia Salva”
Top right: “Stifled”
Bottom: “Lace and Leaf Beetles”
Art by Emma Collins. Top Right: "Blinds" Bottom Right: "It's a Metaphor" Top Right: "Window Seat" Mannequin: "Bubble Dress" (made of bubble wrap)
Art by Emma Collins.
Top Right: “Blinds”
Bottom Right: “It’s a Metaphor”
Top Right: “Window Seat”
Mannequin: “Bubble Dress” (made of bubble wrap)
Art by New Chen.  Top left: "Ritual" Middle Left: "Michael" Bottom Left: "Feral Creature" Top Right: "Self portrait in Blue" Middle Right: "Lil' Wang" Bottom Right: "Dissolving"
Art by New Chen.
Top left: “Ritual”
Middle Left: “Michael”
Bottom Left: “Feral Creature”
Top Right: “Self portrait in Blue”
Middle Right: “Lil’ Wang”
Bottom Right: “Dissolving”

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Eight seniors in the Visual Arts magnet—Cassie Taylor, Darren Aponte, Cassidy Meurer, Peyton Froula, Tram Nguyen, Alisa Morozova, Riley Whalen and Sarah Carlee Priddy—hosted the third senior art show of the year, which they called “Liquid Gold.”

 

 

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Manual Visual Art seniors Madi Gonsalves, Hang Nguyen, Kasey Scarbrough, Kyleen Johnson, Kendall Swann, Allison Paxton, Marissa Pantoja and Abby Stowers hosted their senior art show entitled “Apricity” last Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Apricity featured many medias of work done by each of the eight artists so far this year.

VA seniors will not set up another art show until after Christmas break, however, Apricity will be open to all students in the VA annex on the first floor until the next show comes.

The definition for “apricity” is the warmth of the sun in the winter. Gonsalves explains the reason for the group giving the show this title.

“We wanted a themed name, something along the lines of water,” Gonsalves said. “That was a middle ground for everyone in the group and we all agreed on it.”

Scarbrough revealed how she felt about the outcome of the show.

“I think it turned out well for the amount of time we had to pull it all together,” Scarbrough said. “Overall, seeing my art and my peers’ work in the show was a good feeling.”

Gonsalves also elaborated on how it felt to have her work on display for a large number of attendees.

“I got to experience my first gallery opening, a sneak peek of what it feels like to be a successful artist,” Gonsalves said. “I felt like I got closer to the art community in Louisville and I was able to say I contributed to something I never thought I was capable of.”

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Video footage of the Visual Arts magnet in a 5×5 video proportion. 5×5 videos are a compilation of five 5-second videos that, put together, evoke a particular feeling or, in this case, portray the Visual Arts magnet.


The Visual Arts magnet opened its third gallery of senior artwork, “Serendipity,” at 3:00 p.m. on February 2 in the Norma E. Brown art gallery. Chelsey Chapman, Madison Tamagni, Danielle Kean, Julia Winsch, Hannah Bissmeyer, Brandie Nix, Madison Wade, and Kelli Gard all collaborated to build the exhibit.

This gallery’s theme focuses on order and neatness. Its centerpiece is a white table set up with teacups and teakettles. “We couldn’t decide on a theme, so we decided on the idea of a tea party,” Brandie Nix (12) said. “‘Serendipity’ just seemed to fit.”

The sense of neatness is reflected in the artists’ statements about their pieces as well, which, unlike many artists’ statements, were for the most part rather short. Several artists (including Bissmeyer, Kean, and Nix) merely wrote one- or two-sentence blurbs describing their art. Madison Tamagni (12) explained, “We don’t like artists’ statements; we never have. We’ve written so many of them over the years; they’re all, ‘The first time I picked up a crayon, I knew I was an artist…”

Setting up for the art show, however, was much less orderly. “[We were] horribly freaked out,” Danielle Kean (12) said. “[We] tried not to have a panic attack and asked a lot of questions to everyone in the group.”

“Serendipity” is the only senior art gallery to have been created by an entirely female group of artists. Ms. Alesia Williams (English), who visited the exhibit, said, “There’s a strong sense of the feminine that permeates the room. Their lines, how they see the world, their subject matter – it celebrates femininity.” Indeed, nearly half of the fifty-nine works exhibited on the walls of the exhibit have a central female subject.

The exhibit is open to students during and after school until February 20.

 


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On November 3rd, nine Visual Arts seniors began what is to be a series of art galleries hosted at the Norma Brown Art Gallery. This show, entitled The Circadian Rhythm, takes visitors on a journey through four years of these artists’ growth and development.

In case you haven’t been able to view the pieces shown in this gallery, we at RedEye have put together a more interactive version of Circadian Rhythm in the link below. While the venue may not be the same, we are confident that the beauty exhibited through these students’ art will more than suffice. We ask that you enjoy The Circadian Rhythm. 

Tim is one of the co-webmasters and photo editor for duPont Manual RedEye for the 2011-12 school year.

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On October 28, all Visual Arts (VA) and Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS) students will participate in Career Day, in which students show off their portfolios to college representatives.

Representatives from all across the country come to Manual to give students feedback on their work. Madison Koczo (12), a VA student, says, “It’s extremely valuable to have college-level art students help us form and mold our ideas.”

These students also receive information about scholarships, according to Ms. Suzanne Sidebottom (VA). Career Day also helps out seniors narrow down their choice for colleges. Koczo states, “You get a better idea of which colleges are looking for what.”

Monet Murry (10) recalls her first Career Day: “It was nice going to all of these different booths and asking them questions and have them answered. It just shows you how many opportunities are out there.”

CMA Sophomore.