CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N. Y. -- Eleven students in Croton-Harmon High School's AP Studio Art class had a chance to show off their work during a display earlier this month at the school.
The sixth annual Advanced Placement Studio Art Show also featured a reception April 5 for the students to speak about their work.
Participating students were Nohemi Arpi, Forest Balemian-Spencer, Anna Burholt, Emma Cheshire, Veronica Cho, Olivia Donovan, Trey Glickman, Jamie Koultukis, Dillon O’Keefe, Loretta Violante and Blake Walther.
They were able to showcase work from throughout their high school career. For example, Olivia Donovan's display highlighted her interest in the many different depictions of the face.
She also working on a research project about facial recognition through the school's science research project.
“My concentration focuses on different expressions and the exaggeration of the face, warped and altered in a cartoon-like style,” she said. “The faces that I draw reflect the emotions of the subtle expressions and the contortions that occur.”
Walther said his work reflected his love of water. He also invoked 1940s art styles into his modern interpretations.
“To create continuity and unity throughout all 12 pieces, I used animals that make repeat [appearances],” he said. “In addition, I used 40s-style artwork and pinup styles mixed with my own flare to express this look of classic drawing and modern, bold color.”
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