Long Trail School’s IB Visual Arts Student Exhibit at Equinox Village
This spring, the Gallery at Equinox Village will feature seven young artists who use their work to express very different themes. Some pieces are tranquil and address nature, family, youth and childhood; others address topics like societal pressures, feminism and conflict. The media are as varied as the subjects. The artists have created photography; pieces with pen and ink, collage, graphite and colored pencil; acrylic, oil, watercolor and gouache; chalk, charcoal and pastel; and even Sharpie marker. All are invited to view the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibit at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27.
The IB Visual Art seniors are Eily Anderson, Lina Bergamini, Jill Brooks, Angela Krieg, Lars Lund, Catie Owen and Olivia Stoehr, who have worked intensely for two years building their artistic knowledge and skills. The International Baccalaureate Visual Arts program is rigorous; one assignment tasked students with creating ten canvases in ten days. During the second year students develop a theme based on the direction that their work has taken them. They are expected to keep up with the deadlines and produce high quality work, but their exploration is self-motivated, rather than assigned by the teacher.
A second component of the IB Art program is the investigative workbook, which is like an art journal in which the students must research art and artists, plan their pieces, experiment before they actually make the work, and reflect throughout the process. In the spring of their senior year, students are assessed for their studio work as well as their investigation.
The Gallery Opening, co-hosted by Equinox Village and the Greater Manchester Arts Council, will also feature live music by Long Trail School’s IB Music students, and refreshments by the Equinox Village kitchen. It is free and open to the public. RSVP to 802-362-4061 by Thursday, March 20. The show will be on display 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Friday, March 28 until Monday, May 12.