From May 17–25, AP Art students Can (Ada) Cui ’22 (who is remote), Peyton DeRouen ’21, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Ondrey ’21 exhibited their completed portfolios in the year’s final art show. The works were exhibited both virtually and in the Edward J. Duffy Family Art Gallery on campus, and some of Peyton and Betsy’s works were also included in the Washington Art Association’s Student Art Show in April. Each AP Art student chose a concentration and produced a collection of 15 works. Ada ’22 explored the “masks,” both literal and metaphorical, that people hide behind; Peyton ’21 depicted important moments in American history using different artistic styles and techniques that were popular during the periods she chose; and Betsy ’21 told the story of her childhood and evolution into adulthood through digital paintings. The artists were celebrated during a Virtual Art Show on May 18, and an in-person closing reception on May 25.
The closing reception was well-attended by students, faculty, and staff. In addition to the AP Art projects, the exhibition showcased body portraits by Advanced Art students Samantha (Jade) Brinker ’21, Olivia O'Connor ’22, Lisa Weng ’23, Maggie Ondrey ’21, and Shea McKenney ’21. Architecture students Lily Greenwood ’21 and Jenna Lynch ’21 displayed their impeccably done residential scale models.
The evening also celebrated the final student art show for Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair Kim Tester. Kim will retire at the end of the 2020-21 academic year after over 30 years of teaching at Canterbury, and will be greatly missed by students, faculty, and alumni alike.