Each year, the Parrish Museum in Water Mill and Guild Hall in East Hampton celebrate local student artists by placing their works on view in these renowned professional venues. Creations from Ross Upper and Lower School students will be on display in both institutions in February and March.
At the Parrish Museum’s 2015 Student Exhibition, the second grade’s beautiful piece “Solar System” hangs in a prominent position in the room with artwork from other local elementary schools.
The children worked with professional artist Sylvia Hommert, who helped them create their own pieces in her style, which includes carving into beeswax and then painting the design. Students were encouraged to pull inspiration from their studies of the Solar System and the big bang theory.
Across the hall, Ross high school student works include photographs, drawings, paintings, and prints, several of which are related to Senior Projects. The artwork exudes emotion and skill, offering a special experience for each viewer.
This Parrish exhibition will be on display through March 1.
At Guild Hall, Part 1 of the annual Student Arts Festival displays the third grade’s ceramic dinosaurs, which connect to their studies of early civilizations; the fifth grade’s Egyptian portraits on papyrus, developed as part of their studies of riverine civilizations; and photographs by eighth grade students related to their explorations of medieval Baghdad.
Part 1 will be on display until February 22. Part 2, featuring art from grades 9–12, will begin March 7.