AP Studio Art Hosts Successful Exhibition

On Monday, March 29, friends and families gathered in the Clements Hall to appreciate and support the AP Studio Art class for presenting their year-long progress and accomplishments.

Each year, Hockaday’s AP Studio Art students focus their efforts surrounding a specific concentration discussed and selected by the class. The students are able to embed their own personalities, experiences and ideas into the concentration to develop their own sub-concentration.

Although there’s no right or wrong in art, the curriculum requires not only an equal amount of work ethic from students but also their own unique interpretation and lots of professionality. Since the class is an AP course, the students will complete a portfolio in May, and their work will be reviewed and graded by the College Board.

The theme for the 2018-2019 school year is Integrate//Isolate. The student artists of the graduating Class of 2019 each present their own interpretations of this theme in their respective concentrations:

Cirrus Chen

Chen chooses windows as her concentration. Exploring the extended meaning of windows, Chen portrays windows not only as a connection between the external and internal spaces but also a link between individuals and cultures.

Dawn Grillo

Grillo focuses her concentration on Black Girl Magic. Wanting the African American community to be encouraged in feeling confident of their identities in today’s society, Grillo uses different mediums to challenge stereotypes. Inspired by her own racial identity, Grillo uses her pieces to confront and twist stereotypes to show the absurdness of such views.

Grace Heusinger

Inspired by the complicity of texture, Heusinger applies her ceramics experience into Studio Art creations. Heusinger is very intrigued by the concept of art itself, and she explores the feeling of discomfort in her concentration.

Sam Jackson

Jackson’s concentration focuses primarily on the interplay between nature and artificiality. Inspired by her enthusiasm of environment, Jackson wants to express her affection through her artworks while conveying her expression to the viewers.

Meghna Jain

Enthusiastic about math, Jain chooses her concentration on the intersection of art and math. In order to break the traditional boundary of art, Jain discovers the connection between art and math and employs art to visually represents the later.

Tosca Langbert

Langbert, who wants to refine her techniques on areas where she did not have a lot of experience in, gravitates her concentration towards the portrayal of reflective objects–something “really challenging but also fun to draw,” she said.

Senior Kristi Li

Li’s concentration focuses on the sense of being lost and emotionless. Li, who always identifies herself as a “happy person”, was inspired after realizing that she had overlooked the feelings of frustration and upset. To explore the isolated side of her own emotions, Li set out to reconcile her feelings with her work.

Senior Hallet Thalheimer

Thalheimer, having previously studied AP Studio Art in junior year, continues to pursue her interest in the course this year. Thalheimer decided to devote her concentration to the depiction of the female body in American society and what it means for her sense of self. Inspired by her own and others’ experiences of being objectified or losing control of one’s body, Thalheimer defines integrate and isolate as disconnection between one’s mind and body.


The exhibition of the AP Studio Art students’ work is currently being held at the Ann Bower Gallery from March 25 to April 5. Make sure to stop by if you haven’t!

Story and photos by Emily Wu


Emily Wu

Emily is an amateur gamer who loves fencing and digging into her avocado. Her dream is to have a jewelry box filled with a collection of her most favorite rings—including her Hockaday senior ring.

Blog Comments

I appreciate the writer’s interpretations and summary of the exhibitors and their artwork. I enjoyed visiting the exhibit and learning more about the seniors.

Being a keen observer of this blog i would say that it has everything which a writer can give for exhibition designs understanding.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

cbd oil: will cbd oil show on drug test best cbd oil for athletes gabapentin and cbd oil cbd minnesota reusable cbd vape pen cbd vs kratom cbd biotech cannibis oil for sale royal cbd oil review locksmith cape town cbd cbd dysautonomia best cbd vape for sleep mamak sydney cbd cbd oil 750 jaydens juice cbd oil review does cbd oil make women horny sending cbd oil in the mail drug emporium cbd oil buy cbd oil gummies godesana cbd oil

face mask: mirage quattro full face mask large how do i stop my motorcycle helmet face shield glass from fogging up in cold weather a disposable mask is the simplest type of atmosphere supplying respirator tosowoong and leaders face masks smartdoll surgical mask for sale rite aid nj what respirator for ceramics dust mask safety pdf handout what kind of respirator do i need for spray foam how to use particulate respirator 3m respirator filter color chart how much does korea store sell face mask for wood crafters dust mask middle east coronavirus signs and symptoms toddler ski mask equate walmart brand baby coronavirus how long should i wear a fold flat respirator for full face shield mask chain face mask

weight loss: weight reducing pill zantrex 3 fat burner reviews red bottle pork rind keto recipes home meal delivery lose weight cheap keto recipes reddit where is forskolin sold how much weight did melissa mccarthy lose recipes with almond butter keto how t9 lose weight how does the atkins diet work to help you lose weight best raw nuts lose weight using probiotics to lose weight best food to help cats lose weight keto appetizer recipes how can i lose weight while sitting at my desk diet pills with hair nail and skin weight loss schedule otc appetite suppressant that really works fast weight loss plans that work keto diet easy recipes with hamburger

male enhancement: how much is cialis for daily use how many days in a row can u take viagra furious 7 mojo foods that raise testosterone levels naturally male enhancement with raising blood pressure best working free all natural male enhancement product pay bill can jacking off ruin sex drive sex aerobic exercise does cbd oil affect sex drive chewable viagra online side affects of viagra power max male enhancement purchase viagra in usa low sex drive estrogen viagra obamacare how to naturally increase penis girth viagra 35 male enhancement pills xanogen what age erectile dysfunction freakishly large penis

exam: Experts Revised JK0-601 Exam Questions With Answers On Our Store, Ucertify 212-77 Labs For All Candidates From All Over The World, Up To Date HP0-A23 Cert Guide Online Sale, Valid and updated HC-035-540-ENU Self Study 100% Pass With A High Score, Pass the 000-M64 Brain Dumps , Buy C2180-377 Exam Questions With 100% Pass Rate, ITexam-Answers 000-783 Exam Dumps With High Quality, Sale Best 920-254 New Questions Are The Best Materials, Buy Best CX-310-110 Brain Dumps Is Updated Daily, Easily To Pass P8060-002 Training Are The Best Materials,

vape: vape shop near me ct bluedot vapor how to make vape flavors good cheap mods murphree vapor efficiency carolina vapor lounge tsa guidelines ecig gravity vape different flavors of vape juice what does pulse mode do on the voopoo x217 charlie classic vape juice vapor caves ouray nicotine e cigarette aspire breeze price e cigarette worse than smoking nike max air vapor energy backpack smok stick m17 coils dual coil vape tanks falcon tank leaking what are the best vape pens