After months of hard work honing their craft, GSB artists across the Lower, Middle, and Upper School unveiled their projects for family and friends in the annual K-12 Winter Art Show.
The 2021 art show features student work across GSB’s wide range of art courses, such as Studio Art, Photography, Woodworking, Graphic Design, Drawing, Ceramics, AP 2D Art and Design, and Honors Portfolio. As part of the exhibition, lower, middle, and upper schoolers designed paper snowflakes that were hung together in the SBS Pavilion to greet viewers and to welcome them to the show. Each student selected art projects that they’d been meticulously perfecting over the semester—some students were even applying the finishing touches needed to complete their creative process just minutes before the gallery doors opened.
A few of this year’s impressive highlights included winter landscapes, penguins, handwoven CDs, and Andy Warhol-inspired prints from our lower schoolers, scratchboards and street art from our studio artists, rustic flags and chess boards from our woodworkers, logo designs from our graphic designers, tarot cards from our digital media artists, macro and multiplicity projects from our photographers, as well as teapots, windchimes, lanterns, and food forms crafted by our ceramicists in our newly upgraded ceramics studio. Thanks to last year’s GSB Parents’ Assocation allocation, the ceramics studio received new potter’s wheels and a full-sized kiln in support of student programs.
This year’s show also featured several service-learning initiatives:
- Students from Bob Ort’s woodworking courses built hand-made pens in a variety of colors to support The Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and the woodworking program.
- The GSB Clay Club made and sold holiday-themed ceramic ornaments with proceeds going toward a local food pantry.
- Students from Studio Art, Drawing, Honors Portfolio, and AP 23 Art and Design painted hand-made, one-of-a-king greeting cards to support the GSB Arts program.
Congratulations to all our student artists on a brilliant display of creativity! GSB community members are welcome to view the exhibition through the early spring.