Artwork from Ross School students are currently on display in two local exhibitions: Parrish Art Museum’s 2018 Student Exhibition and Guild Hall’s Annual Student Art Festival. For decades, these two events have helped to cultivate the next generation of visual artists by displaying their work in professional settings and providing opportunities for artistic mentorship.
Parrish’s annual Student Exhibition, now in its sixtieth year, includes the work of more than 1,000 students from schools on Eastern Long Island. Contributions from students on both Ross campuses are currently on display. Lower School students worked together on a collaborative project for the Parrish exhibition. Inspired by the Empty Bowls Project, which Ross Lower School students completed last month, students created a ceramic bowl to depict Ross Core Values. This group effort helped students to learn more about themselves and encouraged them to feel compassion for the others.
This year’s twenty-sixth annual Guild Hall exhibition included a new feature: a collection of ten student awards. The awards, which honored the best pieces by medium, were selected by the 2018 Guild Hall Teen Arts Council. The 10-person group, featuring students from Ross, Pierson, Bridgehampton, and East Hampton High School, worked with their advisor and the museum’s curatorial assistant to make their final selections. Among those honored were Ross student Katrina L. ‘18, whose contribution was selected as Best Still-Life.
Don’t miss your chance to view both exhibitions: Guild Hall’s Student Art Exhibition ends Sunday, February 11, and Parrish Art Museum’s Student Exhibition is on display through Sunday, March 4.