FHS Visual Artists Display Their Work In Annual Exhibit

Some of the hundreds of pieces created by Franklin High School art students on display in the school library.

Hundreds of pieces of original artwork created by Franklin High School students went on display to the public March 22 in the annual Youth Art Month exhibit.

The pieces represented the full gamut of visual arts, from drawings, to paintings, to sculpture, to computer animation and video.

“It’s an opportunity for our students’ work to be showcased, to show all the hard work and effort they’ve put in during the year,” said Dylan Carroll, a high school visual arts teacher who specializes in drawing, cartooning and animation.

“Every year, in honor of Youth Art Month, we showcase our students’ work from all the different arts disciplines, and the librarians are kind enough to let us take over their space for a couple days,” he said. “It’s open during the school day for students and teachers to bring their students down. This is the evening reception for family and the community to come out and see the art work.”

“For our performing arts department, they have their concerts and the dance department has their dance showcase,” Carroll said. “This is the equivalent for the visual arts department, this is their performance, this is their chance to show off their work.”

The arts classes are electives. Carroll said the exhibit also serves as an advertisement for the program.

“We encourage teachers to bring their classes,” he said. “It’s a chance for students to see what other electives are out there in the arts, and hopefully they get inspired and want to take some of these electives in the next year.”

Besides Carroll, other teachers involved in the school’s visual arts program are:

  • Frank Albano, Photography and Graphic Design
  • Fionnuala McNeil, Ceramics
  • Jim Ransavage, Ceramics
  • Allison Leidner, Ceramics and Graphic Design
  • Eleni Constantinou, Art 1 A and B, Sculpture
  • Matthew Feuer, Sculpture, Art 1, 3-D Computer Graphics
  • Jim Tramontano, Set Design
  • Sean Thomas, Art 1, Art 2 Honors, Art 3 and 4 Honors
  • Patrick Callahan, Guitar

Attendees at the exhibit were serenaded by the school’s string and guitar ensembles.

2017 FHS Student Art Exhibition


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