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Perpich Studio Arts Presents “Falling Into Rhythm” Curriculum Exhibition

November 10, 2023

Perpich Studio Arts students presented their curriculum exhibition, “Falling Into Rhythm”, on Thursday, November 9th, 2023. The exhibition is showing through January 12, 2024. “Falling Into Rhythm” features artwork by every Studio Arts student at Perpich. The artwork was made for classroom assignments and showcases the range within the Perpich studio arts curriculum. During the exhibition, animation and cinema work screened in the Performance Hall.

The first curriculum show reveals the multitude of efforts together in the first quarter Media Arts and Visual Arts classes. Juniors were first introduced to their foundational courses, a taste of what their lives as artists at Perpich might be like. Seniors engaged in analyzing all the work they have made and how the art might relate to honing their goals as a maker in today’s world.

Also showing in the Basta Gallery is the Darkroom exhibit. Darkroom is the primary photography class in the Media Arts program. New students learn to shoot black & white film, process negatives by hand, make contact sheets, and print final images on light-sensitive paper with an enlarger. The Basta Gallery showcases the best 8″x10″ gelatin silver photographs created in our darkroom so far this school year.

“Last night’s gallery opening featured the tremendous growth our students have already made since the beginning of the school year,” said Kathryn D’Elia, Visual Arts Instructor and Studio Arts Chair. “Some students worked in unfamiliar mediums and discovered new passions and others worked on refining their portfolio and strengthening their voices as artists. We are all very proud of them. Across all mediums, it’s a wonderful show.”