Fine Arts Show beautifies JC halls

Juniors Annalee Gabler and Jessica Hastings look at Gabler’s art board during the Fine Arts Show on May 15. The show exhibited the work of students in all art classes.

Student art covers the tall wooden boards that line the lobby. The school is transformed, as a variety of colors blend together through the hall. From gray charcoal self-portraits to colorfully painted flowers, JC looks less like a school and more like an art museum.

The Fine Arts Show, held on May 15, exhibited student art from the photography, introduction to drawing and painting, studio, and ceramics classes, as well as CAD and architecture.

“[It was a] culmination of creative activity,” art teacher Michael Gaudreau said.

“[There were] three judges from outside the school,” art teacher Bruno Baran said. These were working artists who were paid to judge the students’ art.

In addition to the art displays, senior Faith Behr’s Senior Project event was held in the senior project classroom.

“I held a silent auction of student art and professional art. [I also sold] cookies and candy,” Behr said. “All of the money goes to March of Dimes.”

March of Dimes is an organization that helps pregnant women have full-term pregnancies and researches the problems that threaten babies’ health.

“My two cousins were born premature, so that’s why I’m doing it,” Behr said.

Senior Julia Lindemon, in addition to displaying her art, sold herbal body scrubs made from the herbs grown in the greenhouse that Lindemon refurbished for her Senior Project. She also sold greenhouse plants in her handmade pots.

Despite the exhibition of the creativity and talent of the students, some feel as though there was a smaller turnout than the show last year.

“I wish we had more people here,” junior Nikki Ishak said. “We have some really talented kids, and it’s a shame they’re not getting the recognition they deserve.”

Still, according to Baran, the show was “just as successful as last year.”

According to Gaudreau, “I hear it every year: it just keeps getting better.”

Angela DeCarlo is a Copy Editor for The Patriot and