Review: Art Morning exhibits true talent

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The Newtonite

by Maya Abou-Rizk
Student artists displayed their photos, ceramic pieces, drawings, paintings, and other artwork last Friday at “Art Morning” on Main Street and in the art wing, 7 to 9:30 a.m.
In the ceramics room, dozens of pieces were spread out throughout the tables. One of the most popular pieces was sophomore Alex Hoffman’s “Pear Babies.” Her three pear-shaped baby heads expressed three different emotions: crying, screaming, and laughing. They were both realistic and amusing.
Another favorite piece showcased in the ceramics room was junior Gabriella Coppola-Flynn’s large blue coil pot with copper flakes sitting on the rim. The pot was large enough to hug comfortably and was flawless.
In one of the two art rooms showcasing students’ work, there stood four intricately designed dresses made of unusual materials constructed by art teacher Shannon Slattery’s Art Minor students. The most popular “recycled” dress was made completely from cereal boxes. Another very interesting one was made completely from post-it notes. Although these dresses were made entirely of “trash,” they looked magnificent, and were more than one of the star pieces of “Art Morning.”
Another piece of artwork that caught many people’s eyes was sophomore Julia Dwyer’s pastel face. The piece was both beautiful and captivating. Dwyer chose colors that clearly held meaning and were also appealing to the eye. Many parents and students could be seen walking by and pointing to this piece.
The photograph that caught the most attention from the students and parents was sophomore Lauren Moriarty’s photo of a man standing on a railroad holding an umbrella. This photo was well taken, shown by its clarity, and use of light and dark. It was both impressive and overall fascinating.
“Art Morning” was a success, as it was “push or be pushed”, full of huge eyes, and expressions and exclamations of awe and amazement.