Impressed by Abubo’s piece and curious as to how she had been one chosen from many suitable artists with profound works that I have seen propped up in art classrooms, I asked the Department Chair for Visual Arts, Mrs. Ritz Swain, what the selection process for art shows entail.
Swain told me that the students are selected for the district-wide art show for their work ethic, grade and how deserving they are for being recognized.
However, “the Brien McMahon High School art show, because we have more slots available, is really more about showing off the different levels of our students and really showing off creativity and talent. Like, work can be really creative, but not that skillful, and then some work is really skilled, but not that creative. So this show sort of shows you all of the aspects of art,” Swain explained.
On May 30th, from 5-7pm, the Brien McMahon High School art show will be taking place. Mrs. Ritz Swain says of the upcoming show, “I think it’s a good place to go to be inspired and a really great way to just be a part of the community.”
Not only that, students who wish to take an art class but are unsure of which class is right for them can see the work from photography, drawing, and more and choose accordingly.
In agreement with Swain, Abubo says, “When I went to this last art show, I saw a lot of really good art and I’m sure the next art show will have a lot more, too.”