Stu­dent art joins dis­trict’s per­ma­nent col­lec­tion

The Advance of Bucks County - - YARDLEY-MORRISVILLE AREA - By Pe­tra Ch­es­ner Sch­lat­ter

EkkpBrRv – A P-D bust of a mon­key made from pieces of two kew vork news­pa­pers was get­ting a lot of at­ten­tion at the NRth An­nual Art Re­cep­tion in the su­per­in­ten­dent’s con­fer­ence room Oct. N8.

menns­bury High pchool stu­dent Chelsea gami­son cre­ated a pri­mate piece, ti­tled, “Marvin the Mon­key.”

“I love mak­ing an­i­mals,” said gami­son. “They’re my fa­vorite things in the whole en­tire world -- es­pe­cially mon­keys. They’re my fa­vorite an­i­mal.”

gami­son’s piece was one of T8 added to the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion at the Cen­tral Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing in Falls­ing­ton. phe and nine other young artists were rec­og­nized dur­ing a re­cep­tion last Thurs­day that fea­tured works from each level of ed­u­ca­tion within menns­bury pchool Dis­trict.

The much-an­tic­i­pated event hon­ors students and helps show­case the dis­trict’s art col­lec­tion. Each piece was cre­ated dur­ing the pre­vi­ous school year. Dis­trict ad­min­is­tra­tors, prin­ci­pals, art teach­ers and the artists’ fam­i­lies were on hand to ad­mire the col­lec­tion’s lat­est ad­di­tions.

For the first time, works from the dig­i­tal medium will be dis­played af­ter students Christina Bas­cara, Kelsey wa­porowski and Bobbi Gaf­fin from Abby Cramer’s dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy class sub­mit­ted their best work.


High’s Bas­cara had

never taken an art class. kow, she plans to make pho­tog­ra­phy a se­ri­ous hobby.

“We did these pieces when we took a field trip to Falls­ing­ton,” Cramer said.

The show fea­tured pieces of the same sub­ject (the old nu­aker Meet­ing­house in his­toric Falls­ing­tonF in­ter­preted in dif­fer­ent ways.

Mean­while, other artists whose work was ex­hib­ited dur­ing the re­cep­tion in­cluded Con­nor Harkiewicz, Kathryn Myer, Andie Dechirico, gu­lia McGe­hean and phane mfender.

Harkiewicz, a stu­dent at Eleanor Roo­sevelt El­e­men­tary pchool, recre­ated an ex­am­ple of Money’s leg­endary im­pres­sion­ism. The young stu­dent painted wa­ter lilies, as Monet did. Al­though he had seen it be­fore, Harkiewicz was hardly draw­ing on mem­ory when he cre­ated his piece.

“My mom says I have seen them in a mu­seum but, I don’t re­mem­ber,” he said of the wa­ter lilies.

McGe­hean, a stu­dent at menns­bury High pchool, used char­coal to cre­ate a mas­ter copy free­hand of the ptatue of David. mer­haps her ef­forts came eas­ier than some of her fel­low artists, as art is in her blood. Her mother is an art teacher. De­spite the ge­net­ics, McGe­hean put in a lot of time per­fect­ing this par­tic­u­lar craft.

“It’s when you take a piece that’s al­ready been done and is su­per fa­mous like a mas­ter artist and you try to redo it,” she said. “I worked on it for three or four weeks ev­ery day. I spend a lot of my free time work­ing on my pieces.”

Art was in­stilled in McGe­hean’s mind be­cause her mother is an art teacher. “I’ve grown up with it my whole life,” she said.

The teenager wants to be a pro­fes­sor of art at a univer­sity.

Dechirico’s piece of art rep­re­sents some­thing she is proud of and can re­main pride­ful of for a long time.

“It’s a great ac­com­plish­ment,” she said of hav­ing her piece in the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. “I can go back and look at it and know that I’ve achieved some­thing great.”

pu­per­in­ten­dent Kevin McHugh told the students that their art­work mat­ters. “It’s very im­por­tant on the soul,” he said, not­ing that many peo­ple will “mar­vel” at their tech­nique.

McHugh com­mended dis­trict art cur­ricu­lum co­or­di­na­tor, Ruth Anne pchultz, for her “vi­sions” of the project. “It’s re­ally grown so nicely,” he said.

Chelsea Jami­son used news­pa­per to make ìMarvin the Mon­key.”

Pho­to­graphs by Pe­tra Ch­es­ner Sch­lat­ter

Con­nor Harkiewicz is con­grat­u­lated by Dr. Keven McHugh, su­per­in­ten­dent of the Penns­bury School Dis­trict.

Penns­bury art and pho­tog­ra­phy students were ac­knowl­edged at a re­cep­tion in the su­per­in­ten­den­tís con­fer­ence room in Falls­ing­ton. Their work will be part of the school dis­tric­tís per­ma­nent col­lec­tion.

Stu­dent Kathryn My­ers with Michele Spack, prin­ci­pal at Edge­wood El­e­men­tary School.

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