Today Ravenscroft students, faculty and staff reflected upon and honored our many blessings during the annual Thanksgiving Chapel and the Lower School program for grandparents and special friends.
Gallery in Pugh Lobby
Ravenscroft’s 2017-18 gallery season will kick off with an exhibition by Dan Gottlieb. Gottlieb’s mixed hybrid of photography and painting reflects nature in a manner that is not sharp and hard edged, but rather soft and seemingly ephemeral. His imagery is captured with movement and extended moments, made permanent with his unique process and viewed through sanded plexiglass. Gottlieb says of his work, ”I confess to photographic tendencies of a late 19th /early 20th Century Pictorialist, crafting soft-focus landscapes imbued with a certain romanticism, albeit made with my own processes, and with ample physical manipulation. I am most comfortable in the spaces between photography, painting and craft.” Gottlieb will visit with the students and discuss his work as part of our visiting artist program, sponsored by the Victor E. Bell, III '74 Endowment Fund. Date TBA.
The Sun to Make it Real
Inkjet and latex on acrylic panel
The exhibition of student photography this month highlights Photography 1 and AP Photography/2D Design. Beginning students show their exploration in pinhole photography and photograms, while the AP students exhibit color digital photography, building towards their AP Portfolios due in May 2018.
Cynthia Woodward ‘19
Autumn Cobeland is a painter and muralist. She holds a degree in Fine Arts and studied art in Florence, Italy. Her works can be seen in galleries, shops, and private collections both nationally and internationally. Inspired by French vintage posters and by Raleigh's parks and trails, she created a series of paintings devoted to the Triangle Greenway System. Cobeland donates a portion of the proceeds from print sales to our local Greenway.
Archival inkjet print
Students from the Painting and Drawing, AP and Advanced Art classes exhibit their work at the end of the first half of the year. The exhibition showcases the students’ work in charcoal, ink, acrylic paint, fabric design and other media in their pursuit of unique ideas and themes.
Nicole Mason ’19
Charcoal on paper
The Art Foundations course is an introduction to Upper School Arts at Ravenscroft, with principles and element of design as the backbone of the projects. This exhibit celebrates art work created during the first half the year, which ranges from traditional drawing to digital photography. Themes explored throughout the year may include: Identity, East Meets West, Musical Abstractions and Classical Art.
Brooke Baker ’20
In the spirit of folk art and the cut paper works of Henri Matisse, Hans Christian Anderson, Swiss scherenschnittes, and Mexican papel picado figures, Lisa Crossett creates mixed-media cut paper silhouette portraits. At Ravenscroft, she will collaborate with the school’s art students to create a site specific installation using cut silhouettes on large paper format, as part of our visiting artist program, sponsored by the Victor E. Bell, III ‘74 Endowment Fund. Date TBA.
Lisa Crossett, an artist from San Francisco, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Illinois and Mater of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho.
The Lower School Art exhibit focuses each year on the artwork of one master artist; previous years have included Claude Monet and Leonardo da Vinci. The students all spend at least one art class learning about the life of this artist, and then work on projects inspired by the artist's works for a beautiful, dynamic gallery experience. Last year's exhibits, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, included invention sculpture, a collaborative puzzle portrait, fresco, and an interactive bridge builder challenge, among others. This year's master artist will be revealed in late fall / early winter ... stay tuned.
Ella James Bever
Prior to a juried portfolio review, the Advanced Placement Art students showcase work from a concentration on themes of their own choosing. Students work individually to expand technical abilities and conceptual thought processes throughout the year, in an effort to develop a unique voice through art.
Cayla Belcea ‘18
Middle School students exhibit a vast array of art created with various techniques developed throughout the year in drawing, painting, printmaking and glass. This year sixth and seventh grades explore the culture of the Aboriginal people of Australia through an assignment based of painting techniques and design elements from these indigenous people. Eighth graders’ projects will include: printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture and 2D Design.
Acrylic on Canvas