The Art Museums of Los Gatos opened on Wednesday, May 9, featuring 22 of the school’s students. Students from Drawing II, AP Studio Art, Photo II and Digital Photo have been accepted into the 2012 County-wide High School Juried Art Exhibition at the Art Museums of Los Gatos. Students were asked to submit work relating to an issue in society, virtually creating answers to these issues.
“I was really proud,” sophomore Amy Shannon said. “It felt great to know that people enjoyed my work and and thought that it was good. It basically told me that my work is good and that I could possibly have a successful future in a field that I love – which is a wonderful thing to realize.”
This competition gave artists at LAHS a chance to gain real-world experience in competing, while creating pieces they enjoy.
“I like art because it makes me think in a way that other subjects don’t,” Amy said. “It encourages the growth of my creativity. It offers a distraction from everyday life and makes me see the world in a way that I otherwise would be incapable of. Generally, I feel like it has increased my level of happiness and taught me to enjoy and value life more.”
The LAHS students who participated in the competition are listed below:
Angella Lazora Abbey (People’s Choice)
Yan (Bonnie) Chan (1st Place, Drawings & Prints)
Ciera Pasturel (1st Place, Photography)
Harpreet Singh (2nd Place, Photography)
Julie Tseng (First Place, Paintings)