Ceramics students created a group piece in response to recent events in our community. This artwork represents an expression of hope and encouragement in times of deep tragedy. It exemplifies the strength and ability of our community to piece back together our broken spirit. This project evolved as a coping mechanism as we worked through feelings of loss and sadness. Elements within the composition were symbolic references--a shattered, but golden townscape and original poetry from published Alter Ego's of the past. (That's our art and literary magazine).
The Mass Audubon Society's Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary visited our Mosaics class to teach us about endangered species, legislation, and conservation. We also learned from an ornithologist from the National Geographic's Explorer Classroom about global efforts to prevent extinction of wildlife. Our class created mosaics of local, endangered birds using traditional materials and techniques. We cast them to look like ancient fragments as a metaphor for potential loss and preservation. We will use our work as part of a fundraiser for PVWS.
A group of ninth grade art students submitted a group project to the Berkshire Museum's exhibit celebrating Youth Art Month. The 3rd Annual Spotlight on the Arts Show will have an opening reception on Friday, March 1st, from 5-7 PM. It showcases artwork from students all over Berkshire County and will be open for the month of March. The following students were involved in the project: Catie Nagy, Mariah Broderick, Elaina Donsborough, Tori Gilmore, Lexi Tomascak, Maddie Fife, and Emma Stewart. Their project is called "MindCraft" and is an interactive art installation allowing viewers to create imagery with a variety of movable shapes.
The artworks of six Mount Everett students were selected for the 33rd Annual Norman Rockwell Museum Berkshire County Student Show this year! The exhibit will be open through March 2nd and is free for viewing. See the work of Audrey Bartzsch, Sofia Giumarro, Mercedes Holst-Grubbe, Salirae Marshall, Bekka McCloud, and Shelby Tinker.
The Mosaics class designed and created a mural as part of an ongoing series called growth. Students planned five murals with this theme, each representing one type of growth: Spiritual, Artistic, Intellectual, and this fall, they completed Physical Growth. They represented physical growth with elements such as the golden spiral, life cycles of animals, and hand and footprints from babies, toddlers, and kids in school. The mural is deliberately place in the water fountain alcove near the biology classroom. The 5th and final mural of the series will be completed this spring!