Monday, March 12, 2012

2012 Senior Student Sculpture becomes part of campus landscape!!!!

After months of planning, sealing wood pieces in his garage and 3 days of putting it together, with the occasional reworking, in between lacrosse practices, Matt Brice 12' kneels proudly in front of his original sculpture, the newest addition to Dwight-Englewood's growing group of outdoor sculptures.
The original model, put in place using photoshop.
The model came in handy along the way...

Laying out the cedar wood pieces...

Couldn't have done any of this without the help of our amazing grounds crew, especially Bruce and Kevin!

Matt's Dad trained him well, measure twice, cut once or in this case measure 42 times, place it once.

A little help from fellow seniors and lax team members, artists,...Woody and Will.

A 7th grade class stopped by to see the progress and meet the artist. 

Matt with his AP Art History class, visiting the sculpture on a beautiful sunny day.  Photo credit to Ms. Devito, Chair of the History Department & AP Art history guru.

We are all so proud of you Matt!  Let us thank everyone from the beginning through to the end...from the first days in Ms. Diaz' AP Studio Art Class with the simple inspiration of materials and the idea of 'motion', Dr. De Jarnett & Mr. Algrant for their approval and encouragement, Ms. Stadulis, Mr. Devlin and the whole crew for their expertise and work, all of your teachers & coaches, your parents and grandparents, and most of all you for having the vision, design sense and work ethic to take this project from conception to completion and leaving a beautiful work of art behind as you graduate in a few short months,....

Monday, March 5, 2012

15th Annual Senior Spotlight Exhibit huge success, 'Best In Show' winner announced...

Senior Spotlight was bigger than ever, featuring a variety of amazing works of art from 7 senior artists.  Pictured here are all 7, Matt Brice, Ms Diaz (teacher of all 7), Anna Karpman, Olivia Lim, Hanna Lefcourt, Sam Leung, Gordon Marquardt, Lauren Kearney & head of the department, Mr. Emery.

The lunchtime opening saw a packed house in the Swartley Gallery with students, teachers, family, friends and even our illustrious and supportive head of school, Rodney Dejarnett, here on the left checking out some of his favorites works.

'We couldn't have done it without the amazing support of our parents, teachers and friends,' was heard again and we see parents of Matt Brice 12' and Gordon Marquardt 12' as well as Ms. Diaz (art instructor of all 7 spotlighted artists this year.)

Last year a new tradition began with the initiation of the 'Best In Show'...voted on by all attendees of the exhibit.  The 'Best In Show' artist is awarded an art supply gift card and free passes to area museums.  They are also invited to exhibit their winning artwork on the D-E campus.  This year's winner was Anna Karpman with her stunning fashion design. 

Congratulations to all of this year's artists!  We are so very proud of you and look forward of continuing to hear of your artistic accomplishments as you leave Swartley in a few short months...