Stunning high schoolers’ artwork on display at Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Stunning high schoolers’ artwork on display at Reginald F. Lewis Museum

October 15, 2019 2 By Ronny Jaskolski


F SEASONED PROFESSIONALS. 11 NEWS THEO HAYES GIVES US A LOOK AT THE NEW EXHIBIT. THEO: THERE ARE 27 PIECES OF ART FROM HS STUDENTS, SOME BALTIMORE COUNTY HERE AT THE REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM. THEY ARE ALL A PART OF THE 10TH ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL JURIED ART SHOW. THIS PIECE IN — ENTITLED DRIPPING LIES WAS DONE BY KROIX DALE, AN 11TH GRADE STUDENT AT GRANT PARK HIGH SCHOOL. THIS NEXT ONE IS CALLED ‘THESE THREADS ARE NOT OUT OF REACH’ CREATED BY 12TH GRADE STUDENT TYNEE RIDGELY FROM EDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL. ALL OF THE PIECES ARE INSPIRED BY CURRENT AND FUTURE EXHIBITIONS AT THE MUSEUM, THE JACOB LAWRENCE COLLECTS AND REFLECTIONS BY TERRANCE REECE. THESE PIECES SHOW THESE STUDENTS ARE POLITICALLY AND SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS.>>WHAT WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE WORK IS THAT A LOT OF TIMES WE SAY, OH, THENEXT GENERATION IS LOST THEY ARE NOT AS , POLITICALLY OR SOCIALLY SAAVY, THIS ART WORK SHOWS THEY ARE INCREDIBLY PLUGGED IN TO WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD AND THE , WAY THEY SEE THEIR WORLD, THE HOPE THAT’S THERE EVEN, IDEAS ON HOW TO MAKE THE WORLD BETTER, IT’S ALL DEMONSTRATED IN THEIR ART. THEO: FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS, THE MUSEUM HAS TEAMED UP WITH THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO MAKE THIS COMPETITION POSSIBLE. GOES TO FIRST PLACE. $400$300 FOR SECOND AND $200 FOR BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE THIRD. STUDENTS ARE AWARDED WITH PRIDE AND THE CONFIDENCE THAT COMES FROM HAVING ART DISPLAYED AT SUCH A LEVEL.>>EVEN ARTISTS WHO ARE PROFESSIONAL WILL TELL YOU HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO GET INTO A GALLERY, SO IMAGINE IF YOU ARE IN 10TH GRADE AND THIS IS YOUR PRICE PIECE AND IT’S IN A GALLERY FOR A MONTH SO THAT’S HUGE. THEO: NAIRA SPENCE WON SECOND PLACE FOR THIS ROSA PARKS INSPIRED PIECE. SPENCE IS A TENTH GRADER AT WESTERN SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY. THESE PIECES WILL BE ON DISPLAY THROUGH FEBRUARY 28. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT