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The Art Show draws near

Samuel Kuchlenz
An art student paints in preparation for the GBHS Art Show.

As the Granite Bay High School art show approaches, students share their perspectives on how impactful it is when receiving support for their works and how they look forward to showing their works once again. 

Opening on April 12th, 2024 during hours 5:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m in the cafeteria, the art show is open to all with no entry fee. It will feature all types of students’ work ranging from paintings to ceramics.

“It’s good that students have a chance to celebrate what they’ve done and for others to see the visual effects of what they’ve created,” Sarah Lam, an intermediate and AP/IB art teacher at GBHSl and an organizer of the art show, said. 

While GBHS has weekly events for sports during their season, there are more limited opportunities for those in the visual arts to show their talents and skills.

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“I’m an athlete too, and sports are definitely more recognized than art,” Molly MacDonald, a junior and art student at GBHS, said. “(The paintings) are quite impressive, (and) it is a way to showcase the strength of the art program.”

For an art program to run, there needs to be an interest in the program itself. In a larger perspective, support from those outside the art community goes a long way. Not only does it show the skills of art students to our community, but it also allows for students to find professional opportunities in the art field in terms of colleges and internships.

“It’s really great to have not only just other kids in the community involved with the art show, but it’s also amazing for parents,” Amalia Spivak, another art student at GBHS, said. “I also saw a couple of older people walk in and it just makes an artist feel really good about themselves.”

It’s not always funding that allows artists to create their works, but also support from the community brings motivation for artists and allows them to be seen and their works to be appreciated.

“Other people support me, too. Like my parents, friends, family, even acquaintances. I feel that it definitely inspires me to create certain pieces and it makes me the artist I am now,” Spivak said.

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Samuel Kuchlenz
Samuel Kuchlenz, Staff Writer
Samuel Kuchlenz is a junior at Granite Bay High School. This is his first year as a staff writer for Granite Bay Today.

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