BHS Project Spotlight
BHS Project Spotlight
Karen Ashley
Thursday, November 02, 2017

In their latest project, Mrs. Groves’ classes created artwork that would be worthy of a student display in a professional art gallery. They had the option to create a painting, sculpture, or other work of art that closely resembles or replicates the work of a French artist. French I student Bailee McCustion stated “The art of “Cut-outs” was created by a French artist, Henri Matisse, in the late 1940’s. Matisse could no longer paint due to coping with the difficulties of old age and illness in his later years, so he turned to white paper and gouache as his primary medium and scissors as his tool of choice to create some of his most famous cut-out artworks during this time. I chose Henri Matisse due to the fact that he could have easily given up when he was first diagnosed with cancer which left him in a wheelchair, yet he continued his love of art by finding another way to represent his ideas. I admire his determination.”
Ms. Moore’s Chemistry class just completed a mini-project entitled "Atomic Theory Art", in which they have been commissioned to prepare an art piece about a scientist who contributed to atomic theory or various models that have been developed throughout history. Their artwork was judged on the 27th by various teachers within the school during a walk-thru art gallery setup in the classroom. The best artwork is displayed on the wall between the 400 hall and 500 hall.