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Outstanding Artworks: Promoting a positive mindset, one of Meraki clubs murals found in English teacher Katie Hoovers classroom includes bright colors and entrancing illustrations.

Creativity flourishes within Meraki

Sofia Cole and Alexandra Zachary
November 12, 2021

As the school empties for the evening, juniors Sydney Kim and Jamie Hong, co-presidents of their newly founded club Meraki, gather members to transform perfectly average classrooms into something magical....

Conveying the idea of compassion,  NAHS member Marharyta Kazak stitches four quadrants together. Each quadrant of the painting represents a notion of compassion: hope (top), community (bottom), empathy (right) and recognition (left).

NAHS artists receive recognition for creativity

Julia Marriott and Hailey Cho
February 12, 2021

Unlike winning trophies, National Art Honor Society (NAHS) students are honored in a different way: the chance to display their work in recognized art galleries. For the first time in South’s history,...

Photo by Naomi Skiles

NAHS students spread compassion through art gallery

Clare Lanscioni and Sophie Pederson
December 18, 2020

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) art gallery, with over 50 pieces crafted by students, lacks the fascinated viewers who frequented it last year. The only people left to see the artwork in person are...

Seniors part of the Senior Summit design committee work together to hang up the artwork in the gallery. 
According to senior Colin McCarthy (middle), their goal was to create a united collage from all art submissions.

Senior project brings unity to class of 2020

Ellie Ruos, co-features editor
December 20, 2019

“Kindness.” “Justice.” “Freedom.” “Fun.” These are just a few of the abstract nouns the senior class used to capture their core values during a moment of reflection. “A View of the Summit”...

South alum Sarah Kim creates  portraits during her classes at Parsons University, where she is currently a freshman majoring in Communication Design

South alums continue to pursue art, expand artistic horizons

Yoon Kim, co a&e editor
February 7, 2019

Whether it was during a play, musical, or Comedy Sportz show, South alum Jordan Zelvin could always be found under the spotlight on the auditorium stage at South. Two and a half years and 368 miles later,...

SIGNING   THROUGH   THE   SILENCE:   Bending their heads over their work (left), juniors Jordan Dahiya and Sarah Lothian attempt to convey some of the challenges of being deaf. Holding her hands in front of her (right), junior Kasia Dyrda explains her painting using sign language. The American Sign Language Art Gallery was held in the SAC on Thursday, Nov. 8.

ASL Art Gallery emphasizes kindness to all

Yoon Kim, co-a&e editor
December 14, 2018

In a room of astounding silence, junior Adair McMahon paints a blank canvas with strokes of both paint and empathy. Every mark she makes is a tribute to the Deaf community, as she attempts to convey the...

Scenery change inspires artistic ability for Kurtaran

Sita Kharel and Nicole Korp, Staff reporters
November 12, 2018

Senior Sevval Kurtaran glides her brush across the pristine canvas. Her eyes sparkle as she focuses on painting the woven patterns of Islamic architecture, the background of her self-portrait. Kurtaran...

APPLAUDABLE ART:   Displayed in the SAC during the week of April 23, AP Art students presented their concentration portfolios, a collection of 12 pieces centered around a single theme. Shown above are works from seniors (clockwise from the image in the bottom left) Sam Parsons, Eddie Loughran, Rachel Meyer, Meghan Zeivel, Lindsay Lathrop, Amanda Sideris and Jacquelyn Carter. Photos courtesy of Stephanie Fuja

AP Art Show exhibits student work, displays personal stories

Caylie Jeruchimowitz, staff reporter
May 25, 2018

As students entered the SAC to witness the AP art show during the week of April 23, they were met by the collage of colors and patterns displayed by the artwork. According to art teacher Stephanie Fuja,...

We Realize(d) project exhibits unique aspects in South community

“We Realize(d)” project exhibits unique aspects in South community

Yoon Kim, co-a&e editor
May 25, 2018

Coated in layers of bronze, blue and black strokes, a 7 foot by 16 foot canvas that reads “We Realize(d)” hangs on the Old Pit wall. This, however, is only a fraction of the masterpiece: 140 foam boards...

Photo courtesy of Riley Gunderson, AP Art Student who will be attending the Parsons School of Design.

GBS art students extend creative talent into college

Grace Shin, senior editor
May 25, 2018

cterized by the drawings and art projects we created. Although many of us color and draw at a young age, very few of us continue it as we grow up. However, several GBS seniors have developed their interest...

WONDERFUL WEBB: Ceramics teacher Kurt Webb instructs a student on her ceramics piece. Webb says he developed his passion for art at a young age.

Webb motivates students, values failure

Annabelle Northrup and Jack Allen
December 1, 2017

With a warm cup of tea by his side, South's ceramics teacher Kurt Webb constructs another unique piece of art while partaking in a meaningful conversation with his students. After years of traveling the...

Mid year art show showcases student creativity

Mid year art show showcases student creativity

Susie You, staff reporter
March 23, 2017

Every year, students who’ve taken an art class at South have the opportunity to showcase their artwork in the GBS mid-year art show, according to art teacher Natalie Ingaunis. Despite hosting the art...

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