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Tuesday, April 28 News

Students' showcase their talent, artwork

"UnchARTed," New Canaan High School's 27th annual Senior Art Exhibition, which features 18 one-person retrospectives, is on display through June 9.

An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the high school.

The high school gallery will exhibit seniors' work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, graphics and video.

The students in the exhibition are Charlotte Burch, Spencer Curtin, Austen Deery, Maggie Ettinger, Olivia Healy, Miki McKinley, Ryan McMahon, Lydia Melland, Caroline Muller, Carrie Owen, Bryn Pennetti, Claire Picard, Michael Pickhardt, Sam Reynolds, Maureen Schott, Lindsay Shanley, Savannah Shepard and Bea Tobey.

The show allows students to generate a one-person exhibit that is entirely their own creation. The organization of the exhibit draws attention to each student's individual portfolio and distinctive artistic style. Many of these students will be attending art school in the Fall.

The students are responsible of planning and organizing the event with their art teachers, Jeanne McDonagh, Jennifer Sinski and Lisa Floryshak-Windman. The students' responsibilities include creating the exhibit's logo and title to the general publicity of the show.

The senior exhibit will also give three seniors an opportunity to have their work selected and purchased for the NCHS Fritz Eager Foundation for the Art Education-Art Collection. These works of art then will be on permanent display throughout the high school and the New Canaan Public Schools offices. The art collection began in 1969 in the memory of New Canaan High School art student Fritz (Frederick) Eager. The selection committee is composed of members of the high school staff and professional artists.

The show is open to the public during school hours, which are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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