Advanced Student Art Show at HHS


Olivia Reavey

Senior Grace Murray poses next to her artwork.

Chris Bierwirth, Contributing Writer

Last week, the students from all advanced level art classes (A.P. Ceramics, Portfolio, andPhotography and Graphics) displayed their artwork in room 103. Mr. Doherty, Mr. EShow, and Mrs. Papuga worked to set up the event, including a reception for friends, family, and fans on Thursday night from 6 to 8 pm. Students from the high school came to show support and admire the artwork, such as senior Matt Dwyer. He shared, “I didn’t realize how much great artwork was being made by the art students and I’m glad I came to see it.” Matt said he had taken drawing and painting classes with Mr. Doherty before, and that he would recommend that others do the same. Seniors Addy Stupin and Kayleigh Galko, two Portfolio students, recommended that everyone “follow @addy_alien_art and @kay_by_kay on insta[gram]” to see more of their artwork on display.

The students commended their fellow students on their achievements throughout the school year, and recognized the hard work which goes into the artwork on display. Ms. Galko said simply, “I love everyone’s art”, a sentiment shared by many. Mrs. Papuga, the Ceramics teacher, shared how proud she was of her A.P. students. She praised them, saying, “I’m really proud that the A.P. Ceramics students are so intrinsically motivated to produce work.” She also stressed how much the A.P. students develop their own curriculum through the year. Her best advice for aspiring artists was to, “learn a skill so then you can say something with that medium.” Students interesting in taking any art classes should talk to their guidance counselors and/or Mr. Doherty, Mr. EShow, or Mrs. Papuga.