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AV Library hosts Donversity Art Show 2024

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Jocelyn (Hsin-Chiao) Hsu
The art pieces are displayed in the Library Lab A for students who are interested to come by and see.

From Feb. 20 to Feb. 23, the AV Library hosted the Donversity Art Show in the Lab A meeting room. It was open during lunch and after school for students to showcase their artistic talents and celebrate their differences through photography, painting, and other artwork. 

“I think this art show shows the creativity students have in their own vibes. The Donversity Art Committee really worked hard this year to make sure the artwork could be displayed for everybody. They communicated with students more than in previous years,” said AV Librarian, Erik Scherer.

This year, the art show included more connection between the art and the students’ personal life. It was an opportunity for all the AV students to demonstrate who they are through creativity. 

“I make all my students submit some work because I think it’s incredibly valuable to have as many voices on this campus represented. We don’t do anything special for it. They just choose the work that they feel best represents them,” said AV Photography teacher, Merilee Fisher. 

To prepare for the art show, students spent time both inside and outside of the classroom creating their art pieces. 

“I wanted to participate in the Donversity Art show to show off what we’ve learned throughout this semester. It has only been a short time, but I feel like I’ve learned a lot about photography. We did a lot of prepping in the dark room and photo shoots outside of school,” said Katelyn Thibodeau (‘24).

Each of the photos displayed at the art show represented a different story followed by the artist’s personality.

“I just picked one of my favorites that I’ve done over this semester. My photo is of a cat that I really like. I thought the negative stripe I developed turned out really good and that made me want to turn it into a photograph,” said Thibodeau.

The photography students created their art pieces in the dark room at school. The printing process includes having students develop the photograph they took onto the photo paper through a series of chemicals. 

“I made my photo in the dark room, and I made it on a bigger print than the one we do usually. I chose a photo of my dog because it was the favorite one that I took. My favorite part about the Donversity Art Show is seeing everyone’s art. The paintings and digital art especially were really cool,” said Keira Kudale (‘25).

Regardless of the type of artwork, it all showcases the art students’ progress throughout the semesters. The AV Donversity Art Show provides a place for students to learn about one another. 

“It was really fun to participate and showcase all the hard work that we put in behind the scenes in this classroom. It’s nice to see what everyone else has been working on,” said Sarah Kamigaki (‘24).

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  • Katelyn Thibodeau (’24) submitted one of her favorite pieces to the Donversity Art Show, the photograph of The Calm Cat.

  • The AV Donversity Art Show provides a place for students to showcase their progress throughout the semesters.

  • Many students spent time both inside and outside of the classroom working on their submission for this year’s Donversity Art Show.

  • Each of the different paintings demonstrates a different thought process and story behind the scenes.

  • The Donversity Art Show has a wide variety of different styles of arts including culture and traditions.

  • The photography students picked their best photograph they created in the dark room to submit for the art show.

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