Gill St. Bernard’s annual spring arts show opens this Thursday, May 1 with a reception from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Founders Hall art gallery and studios as well as in Conover. The exhibition will feature works from Middle and Upper School students, grades five through 12.
Self-portrait scratchboards, newspaper icon collages and abstract paintings in both watercolor and acrylic will be presented by GSB’s Middle School studio art classes. Meanwhile, the division’s woodworking students will display handcrafted wooden clocks, boxes, chess boards and more for members of the GSB community to enjoy. A unique project completed by Gill’s eighth grade woodworking classes will also be revealed at the opening reception, as students have worked together to create a one-of-a-kind bench using the school’s nearly century-old pine tree that was struck by lightning outside Founders Hall this past fall.
The Upper School's portfolio art students will present linoleum block prints, acrylic paintings of cupcakes and pixilated famous paintings as well, while GSB’s portfolio-two and advanced placement classes will showcase their senior projects. In addition, the division's studio art classes will exhibit clay and mixed media low relief figures inspired by mythological or other fantasy-based characters. The event will also offer a variety of photography projects across numerous levels, and depict various subjects, themes and styles.
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.