Blair's best artists are sharing their talents with the community during the first-ever virtual Student Art Exhibition, which opened on May 4. Original student works, including paintings, films, photography, drawings, graphic designs, 3D pieces and more are available for viewing by members of the Blair community here.
The annual Student Art Exhibition is a much-anticipated event, noted fine arts department chair Kate Sykes, as it highlights the varied work of Blair's artists, from those trying fine arts for the first time to those who have taken, and excelled in, many of the School's course offerings. This year, however, will offer a new way for the greater Blair community to appreciate the works created by students.
“The students are creating new challenges for themselves and testing their resourcefulness while working from home,” Mrs. Sykes said. “Although most of the work in the show was created while they worked on campus, I have encouraged students to submit art they’ve been making at home. I am excited that this virtual exhibit will give our community greater access to their pieces.”
The show also serves as a farewell for graduating seniors, who have devoted so much time and talent in the School's art studios over the last four years, Mrs. Sykes added.
“The exhibition is one of the many ways our fine artists, especially our seniors, can showcase their work and be celebrated for honing their discipline over the course of their time at Blair,” Mrs. Sykes said. “We cannot commemorate their time in person, but we hope that this virtual art exhibit will serve as a reminder of their legacy in our fine arts program.”