The Diploma Programme Seniors are getting ready for their Visual Art Exhibition. The Senior Wildcats have been working hard this past year, focusing on a theme of their choice. They have explored different mediums and have done several artist studies where they explore the art-making process for creating their artwork. Students have explored artists from the well-known art movements such as the Renaissance and Impressionism, to modern art movements such as Abstract and Performance Art.
The students all had the challenge to select a theme to focus on for this academic school year. They had to select a concentration that intrigued them, but did not border on cliche or too common. Some of the students’ themes are “Latina Power,” “Emotions,” “Women in Wrestling,” “Outer Space,” “Defective Organs,” and many more. They all explored at least three different mediums, while still creating pieces that explored these specific themes.
For instance, Barbara Jimenez-Soriano’s concentration is “Latina Power” where she has investigated different women who have influenced her as a young lady of latin descent. She explored a variety of people, ranging from those who are close to her, like her grandmother and mother, to women in the justice system. Barbara has been working hard all year trying to make sure she is pushing herself in her art-making skills. She explored artists like Barbara Kruger and Laura Callaghan who all depict women in their artworks. Barbara’s work will be a part of the senior exhibitions.
Students have been working hard all year for this event. On Friday, March 24th, the students will exhibit their artworks to the public. They will document their process, then submit their artworks and images of the exhibition to IB for final grading. The exhibition will be on display until April 6th.