More than 60 Student Artworks Showcased in Annual Exhibition

April 4, 2019 — The annual student art exhibit displays an impressive array of recent creations by NMH students. The exhibition opens Friday, April 5, with a reception at 6:30 pm in the Gallery at the Rhodes Arts Center, and runs through May 5.

Among the 60-plus works in the exhibition are pencil and charcoal drawings, photographs, oil and watercolor paintings, prints, collages, and photographs. There’s also plenty of three-dimensional art, including assemblages, ceramics, sculptures in Creastone, wood, and metal, and wearable art in the form of customized sneakers.

Styles vary from ultra-realistic to abstract. One painting represents NMH’s Memorial Chapel as Van Gogh might have painted it. A menagerie — bird, fish, rabbit, insect, octopus, and whale among them — has been created from nothing but ingeniously shaped wire. Several pieces make overt commentary on life, from the panic of impending school graduation to the horrors of war.

All this work receives professional presentation in the campus gallery, which usually exhibits works by regionally known artists.

The Gallery at the RAC is open Monday to Friday, 10 am–7 pm, and weekends, 1–5 pm.

Here's a sample of what students have created this year. (Note: Details of some images are shown here.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top row, L to R: "Looma in the Forest" by Ann Xu ’19, "Juju" by Julia Zhao ’19, "Elliot" by Phoebe Rossman ’19

Bottom row, L to R: Vase by Matthew Shapiro ’20 and "Marble" by Yoon Jin Lim ’20 (teapot), mandala by Dianie Chen ’20, "Constrict" by Amelia Strickland ’19