Congratulations to Cecilia on her opening this past Thursday! Such a wonderful exhibition of her dynamic paintings and mixed media works. Find out more about her work here.
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Each quarter, with the support of our Visual Arts Boosters, we are able to have a day with the figure model in class. This quarter, Art 2 students have been learning about chiaroscuro and focusing on figure proportion. Today, they created these amazing subtractive drawings using erasers with charcoal! There are some rock stars in this class young class. #mlwgs #art
You are invited to our first senior Art 5 solo exhibition of the year! Ananya Sairaman will be having a reception of their show tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 4 during lunch at11:45 in our first floor exhibition space at MLWGS. Ananya will be giving a short artist talk about their work and answering questions. Please come and help support this wonderful young artist as we kick off this year’s series of student exhibitions. The show will run through this Friday, Oct. 7th so don’t miss it! https://23asairaman.wixsite.com/mysite-1
The MLWGS Visual Art department kicked off our post-COVID new season of Lunchtime Lectures with the dynamic Richmond portrait artist, Stanley Rayfield. Stanley shared his artistic journey from his start at the Henrico Center for the Arts, through VCU, and up to his current successful career as a professional portrait painter. He also showed in-process works of his recently finished commission of the official state portrait of former Governor of VA, Ralph Northam which now hangs in the VA State Capital building. His insights into his trajectory and his work process were inspiring for all our students!
Our Lunchtime Lecture series are designed to bring local artist and art professionals to share their career experiences with our students. These talks often are aligned with the MLWGS Global Cycle where students are learning about a specific region of the world in their freshmen and sophomore Global Studies classes. These Lunchtime Lectures are sponsored by the MLWGS Visual and Performing Arts Department, the MLWGS Visual Arts Boosters, and our chapter of the National Art Honors Society. Lectures are scheduled quarterly.
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MLWGS Visual Arts is very excited to announce that our talented students were recently honored by having their work selected in the regional Scholastic Art competition. This is a highly competitive annual art competition which had 1,777 art entries from around the region. An Exhibition of Gold Key artwork will be up from February 5th-21st at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond: 1812 West Main Street (9am - 9pm, 7 days a week). Gold Key winners work will be entered in the National Competition. National awards are announced in March.
MLWGS students had an amazing year, receiving 63 total awards, the most of any school in the region and recognizing Maggie Walker as one of the region’s top schools for the Arts.
Please join me in congratulating these SENIORS who received received special recognition for their portfolios:
Hanna Ngai - Gold Key Portfolio, 1 Silver Key, and 2 Honorable Mentions in Sculpture
DevynPowers - 3 Gold Key awards, Silver Key Portfolio and 2 Honorable Mentions as well as the Artist Merit Award
Savannah Cave - 1 Gold Key, 1 Silver Key and Honorable Mention Portfolio in Sculpture
Mallory French - Silver Key in Painting and Honorable Mention Portfolio in painting
Lexi Pasternak - 2 Silver Keys in Digital Art, Honorable Mention in Animation, and Honorable mention Portfolio in Digital Art
The following students were recognized with Gold and Silver Keys for their artwork:
Rachel Dai - Gold Key Printmaking
Ishaan Dave - Gold Key Drawing
Anna Flora - Gold Key and Silver Key for Photography
Summer Fraughnaugh - Gold Key in Photography
Cameron Golden - 1 Gold Key and 2 Silver Keys in painting
Reade Henley - Gold Key in Expanded Projects and Silver Key in Fashion
Hunter Knull - Gold Key Photography
Isabella List - Gold Key in Drawing
Mercedes Luna - Gold Key and Honorable Mention in drawing
Ananya Sairaman - Gold Key in Drawing
Libbie Sydnor - Gold Key for Photography
Kaitlyn Baker - Silver Key and Honorable Mention for painting
Madelyn Cambell - Silver Key in Photography
Elisabeth Eckstein - Silver Key and Honorable Mention in Photography
Sophia Isaacs - Silver Key in Photography
Ala Killen - Silver Key in Painting and 2 honorable mentions
Allyson Phillips - Silver Key for Photography
Kayla Robertson- Silver Key for Photography
Gwen Stankiewicz - Silver Key in Fashion
These students were also recognized with Honorable mention awards for their work:
Kori Benjamin (2)
Katherine Hahn (3)
Audrey Price (2)