IB Visual Arts Show Opens March 20
South’s third annual IB Visual Arts show will be hosting its opening reception on March 20 from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. For the show, art created by IB Visual Arts students will be displayed in the Little Theater and the Art Hall until March 22.
“The IB Art Show is an event where students who are in IB Visual Arts can show art they have created themselves. There are various medias that the artists use to emphasize what the overall theme of their pieces are,” Sandra Garcia Torres ’18 said. “I love doing the art show because it gives me the opportunity to show the world what I am passionate about and what is truly valuable to me, and I believe the other artists feel the same way. I am really happy that South has this event to show what the students/artists are capable of doing. We have very talented people in our program and this is a great way to show off what they can do.”
Students who are not taking the IB test for IB Visual Arts were required to present 4 pieces of art. Standard Level students prepared 4-6 pieces, and Higher Level students prepared 8-11 pieces. Johanna Fertig ‘18 will be presenting 4 pieces of her artwork; 2 digital pieces and 2 clay pieces at the event.
“The art show will be a great event for all the amazing hardworking artists to show their friends and family what they’ve been working on for so long,” Fertig said.
Some students, like Torres, participated in the 2017 IB Visual Arts show, but for others this year will be their first.
“I haven’t participated in an art show before,” Cindy Tran ‘18 said, “but I’m really excited to show off my artwork alongside my classmates’ artwork!”
The IB Visual Arts show reception will consist of a gallery walk in which visitors are encouraged to view the students’ art, enjoy some cookies and chat. There will be no selling of art, unless a student chooses to offer. Last year, a silent auction was used for students who chose to sell their art. After bids were placed, purchase of the art piece went to the highest bidder.