The Senior Art Exhibit in Shipman Library will be available to view for students, faculty, staff, and the community until the end of the school year. This is the chance for seniors to display their four years of masterpieces they’ve created as an artist, whether it is photography, oil painting, pottery, or sketches. Every senior mubzdkbvkfd st do a show as their final requirement for graduation.
For this final show of the year, the seniors that have their artwork on display are Samantha Giovenco, Amy Merson, and Kate Slack.
Samantha Giovenco has a variety of photography pieces in Valade gallery.
“This work has been a way for me to deal with feelings of fear and anticipation of the next chapter of my life,” said Giovenco.
Most of Giovenco’s pieces depict nature in black in white. One piece is a picture of a dilapidated barn. Another is a close-up shot of an old staircase leading down to a cracked sidewalk. Yet another is the picture of lilies floating on a lake.
“For me, photography has become a tool for dealing with the plethora of conflicting emotions that accompanies a major change in my life,” said Giovenco.
Amy Merson has several pieces in the show, all in black and white. All of her photos are of dogs, small and large.
“Through the lens of a camera, I capture the essence of true beauty in unfavorable conditions,” Merson said.
In the images, individuals can see the wanting, desperate faces of dogs that just want a home. One in particular is a dog’s tags zoomed in to reveal the words “Adopt Me” around his collar.
“I hope through my photographs to achieves much for the dogs in shelters,” Merson said.
Kat Slack has one piece in the show, but her piece captures the entire room.
“This work was created to emulate an environment that has been modified by those who work for oil companies,” Slack said.
Her piece is made of clay pottery, and forms bands stacked on top of each other to form different lengths of towers. Some are simple, and others have a metallic shine.
“The glazes are reminiscent of the flashy metallic of steel and metal associated with factories, and the dullest glazes are almost symbolic of a puddle of in oil in a parking lot,” Slack said.
Amy Merson’s artwork is for sale, and 40 percent of what is earned will go towards the animal shelter. Bids are accepted in five-dollar increments. Bid sheets are available in Shipman Library.