Washingtonville High School Art Show Held
By Eugenia Moskowitz
From realism to abstraction, classic to modern, three-dimensional sculpture to painting, sketches, and photography, all types of artistic expression was on display for the community to enjoy at the annual Washingtonville High School art show.
The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights was the theme for busts of people who the students feel personify those ideals. Depicted were people in history or current events who, the young artists said in accompanying essays, have taken steps in their lives, sometimes giving their lives, to further those ideals. Depicted were Gandhi, Jane Goodall, Rosa Parks, Thomas Paine, Harvey Milk, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Malala Yousefzai, Sally Ride, Princess Diana, Ashton Kutcher (as an activist against childhood sex slavery and pornography), and many others from all walks of life, from all areas of the political spectrum, including some of Washingtonville’s own local religious leaders and mentors, giving new meaning to the phrase “keepin’ it local.” The students also explained in their essays what materials and methods they used to create their art.
CAPTION 1: Sculptures graced the library tables at the annual Washingtonville High School Art Show. (Photos by Eugenia Moskowitz)
CAPTION 2: Flat works included paintings, sketches, digital drawings, architectural drawings, and photography.