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Art Under Quarantine Pine Grove Middle School 2020 You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou

GALLERY #1. CREATIVE CONSTRAINTS - How do artists find opportunities when challenged physically, spatially, materially, or by time? Our students were inspired by the natural world and artists Michael Johansson, Yuken Teruya and Daniel Keplinger.

Cara Brennan
Paolo Alvarez
Annabella Smith
Ashley Wilhelm
Ava Conjura
Brandon Wheatley
Paolo Alvarez
Brianna Hunt
Brooks Vacek
Michael Gillus
Dakota Dumer
Ella Grove
Michael Gillus
Ella Plakosh
Dillon Tapia
Ethan Carson
Ethan Grefe
Ethan Hsu
Frank Haskins
Gabrielle Salazar
Ifeoma Onyebuchi
Justin Reyes
Ireland Ketner
Isabel McCutcheon
Jack Maroclo
Jennifer Li
Jennifer Li
Jeremiah Hammond's Essence in Purple
Ka Talley
Kara Smith
Lawrence Dillague
Lucianna Glaser
Lukas Arnold
Michael Gillus
Rhys Hylton
Justin Reyes
Rhys Hylton
Riley Ruhling
Riley Ruhling
Riley Ruhling
Rilyn Callow
Ruby Barton
Sydney Ng
Tyla Herndon
Yohanna Aberra
Andrew Eskey
Justin Reyes
Annabella Smith
Justin Reyes
Annie Lu
Ava Conjura
Bailey Cordell
Brianna Hunt
Brianna Hunt
Brodie Dearborn
Bryce Ashton
Ella Grove
Emicka Lasher
Gabby Salazar
Graham Thompson
Jack Kase
Jennifer Li
Julia Laut
Kately Johnson
Lewis Pineda
Madison Myers
Lucy Glaser
Molly Frey
Nicole Lewis
Ella Plakosh
Olivia Dhoska
Riley Ruhling
Sean Amon
Sydney Ng
Lawrence Dillague
Francesca Gomez
Justin Reyes
Kathryn Hemphill
Annie Lu
Alexander Wanjiku, Art from Africa
Audrey Coker
Michael Gillus
Ava Conjura
Bailey Cordell
Bryce Ashton
Justin Reyes
Christina Mastora
Caroline Bausman
Chase Boyd
Chiemela Nwokoro
Ella Grove
Ella Grove
Ella Grove
Ella Grove
Emicka Lasher
Eris Hamzallari
Francesca Gomez
Olivia Dhoska
Olivia Dhoska
Rilynn Callow
Israel Rodriguez
Noah Goocharan
Graham Thompson
Ethan Hsu
Jack Kase
Jennifer Li
Justin McNeal
Kallee Sanchez
Ka Talley
Kathryn Dobbs
Kara Smith
Lawrence Dillague
Livia Di Mauro
Molly Frey
Lydia Cain
Madi Myers
Makai Simms
Matthew Hoxter
Lindsey Hoxter - Blind Contours
Nicole Lewis
Raegan Williams
Olivia Dhoska
Riley Ruhling
Taylor Small
Zachary Corey
Sami Khan
Color Wheels
Tristan Langston - Post-It Note challenge
Rilynn Callow
Lewis Pineda
Victoria Mason
Olivia Haskins
Ruby Barton
Ruby Barton
Ruby Barton

GALLERY #2. ARTISTS RESPOND TO AND DOCUMENT THEIR WORLD - How do artists ANALYZE, DESCRIBE, and INTERPRET their personal environments; spaces and objects? Our students were inspired by the natural world and artists Mickalene Thomas and Kate Bingaman-Burt.

Abigail Gerwig
Alexander Wanjiku
Annabelle Smith
Olivia Haskins
Marissa McClure
Ava Chenowith
Ava Geron
Bailey Cordell
Bryce Ashton
Audrey Coker
Cara Brennan
Delaney Forand
Ethan Hsu
Gabby Salazar
Kara Smith
Kathryn Hemphill
Lawrence Dillague
Maddie Mueller
Justin Reyes - Map and Museum
Emicka Lasher
Eris Hamzallari
Molly Frey's Window Painting
Livia Di Mauro
Michael Gillus - Found Object Sculpture
Madison Myers
Noah Byron
Rilynn Callow
Sami Khan
Sarah Bridgers
Sean Amon
Taylor Pino
Cara Brennan
Gavin Andrzejewski
Jack Kase
Jennifer Li
Justin Reyes
Kara Smith
Katelyn Johnson
Keyara Johnson
Lawrence Dillague
Lewis Pineda, Sidewalk Chalk Painting
Liani Galeas
Olivia Dhosha
Livia Di Mauro
luciana Glaser
Madeline Mueller
Michael Gillus - Street Map
Lewis Pineda
Madison Myers
Molly Frey
Raegan Williams
Rhys Hylton
Sean Amon
Taylor Small
Princess Lewis - Street Map
Yohanna Aberra

GALLERY #3. ARTISTS TELL STORIES - How do artists evoke emotions and capture personal stories across diverse cultures, preserving them for future generations? Our students were inspired by social justice issues and the visual narratives of artists Bisa Butler, Melanie Gritzka del Villar and Stephen Townes.

ALexander Wanjiku - Quarantine Every Day
Annabella Smith
Annie Lu
Ashley Wilhelm
Michael Gillus - Pull String Art
Audrey Coker
Ava Conjura
Ava Chenowith
Justin Reyes - Pull String Art
Bailey Cordell
Brianna Hunt
Michael Gillus - Vacation and Art Gallery
Bryce Ashton
Cara Brennan
Chimeiyuma Ewoh
Ella Grove
Nicole Lewis
Ella Grove
Ethan Hsu
Frank Haskins
Gabby Salazar
Gavin Andrzejewski
Gervise Ssekuwanda
Haley Ruth
Ifeoma Onyebuchi
Jack Kase
Jayden Cole
Jennifer Li
Jeremiah Hammond
Kallee Sanchez
Kara Smith
Kathryn Hemphill
Lawrence Dillague
Zariel Allen
Willie Price
Veronica Armencia - Young Inventors...
Sean Amon
Rilynn Callow
Riley Ruhling
Olivia Dhoska
Makayla Douglas
Molly Frey
Michael Gillus
Melany Montgomery
Matthew Hoxter
Liani Galeas
Livia Di Mauro
Aiden Stafford - Family Walk
Annie Lu
Ava Geron
Bella Farley
Bryce Ashton
Cara Brennan
Chimeiyuma Ewoh
Christian DeBaufre
Emicka Lasher
Eris Hamzallari - Balloon
Gervise Ssekuwanda
Hailey Knighton
Jack Kase
Lewis Pineda
Jennifer Li
Lucy Glaser
Makayla Douglas
Matthew Hoxter
Marissa McClure
Molly Frey
Nicole Lewis
Noah Byron
Olivia Dhoska
Olivia Haskins
Sami Khan
Sidney Ng
Victoria Mason
William Keiber
Veronica Armencia
Abigail Gerwig
Ava Chenowith
Annie Lu
Breassia Wiggins
Cara Brennan
Christian DeBaufre
Bryce Ashton
Emicka Lasher
Eris Hamzallari
Ethan Hsu
Gabby Salazar
Hailey Knighton
Jack Flynn
Jack Kase
Lawrence Dillague
Katherine Hemphill
Madeline Mueller - Memory Box
Nicole Lewis
Olivia Dhoska
Rhys Hylton
Riely Thompson
Riley Ruhling
Sean Amon
Zachary Corey

Artists Speak About Their Experiences

In reviewing my artwork, I was thinking why did I create them in this way. Why did I choose one style of medium as opposed to other styles? The personal significance of the artwork is that I created them on my own during COVID-19. These will always hold a special meaning because I had to use what I had in order to create my pieces of art. My ideas came from wondering what can I create with very little art supplies. How can I express myself? Well, they allowed me to express my boredom which turned into artwork as well as show what was on my mind during this pandemic. Art plays some role in my life. My mom loves crafts and we will work on some together. It allows me to express myself and what I see in my head I can put to paper.

The artwork in my portfolio were chosen because they are what I created out of different mediums around the house. It allowed me to show that art is all around us.

I do think art does have the power to inspire lasting change because art can motivate people's thoughts, into actions. Seeing art can alter your mindset of a subject, it is very powerful. It's appealing and captivating, works of art can hold powerful meanings.

Next … you will see my Quarantine happy place which are my game systems. They keep me calm and busy during this time where I can't get out.

I hope the viewer can appreciate my artwork as well as understand where they all are coming from during this pandemic. I hope the viewer can see that you can use anything to produce artwork for art is all around us. We just have to look for it. I can't say what influenced my ideas. My art teacher gave us the foundation and I just chose a topic that appealed to me. Painting didn't work for me because I just couldn't get the colors together. So, I chose Markers and paper over anything for ease.

Art, 100 percent, has the power to change things and have a lasting change, but sometimes it depends on the audience. Art is able to change things because it symbolizes and helps people to better understand their world's issues and if they have a better understanding then maybe more people will want to fight for what's right.

My artwork has helped me relieve stress in a way somethings could not.

The meaning in my art is it is very common to feel bored especially at home during quarantine in the Covid-19 pandemic. During my online google meet, the teacher asks us, “How do you feel?” and the students replied in the chat mostly tired and bored which now know people in quarantine are bored. Art is a great way to review what you created which I’m improving a lot now every time I look at the wall of my past artworks.

The pictures in my portfolio are the artwork I created during quarantine and the artwork I think it’s the best. I used the emotion in my mind on “My experience during quarantine” and a pencil when sketching and drawing both artwork in my portfolio since I’m not good with adding colors into the art. I hope that the viewer agrees with me especially with “My experience during quarantine” artwork. What influence me to create these artworks is my emotions and memories from the past. For the “My experience during quarantine” I was influenced by an unknown Japanese artist and that artist art shows a lot of emotion in real life and people’s feelings. What didn’t work is that sometimes I forget what I was thinking for my artwork. What work is that at the end it turns out nice.

The most successful part by my portfolio to me an artist is that I keep on improving my drawing art skills in the future and looking back into it will make me happy and proud of the past me and looking how different I change from the artwork looks.

Yes. Music is a form of art and many people are affected by music or feel something when they hear it. Visual arts can do that too. You can see a picture or the artist's emotions in that picture. Like if you look at a painting with dark colors you might feel sad or lonely.

During this quarantine I have made many different types of artwork for this class, and with every great masterpiece there is an artist statement. I know quarantine has been hard for everyone, people have been losing their jobs kids are no longer is school. It is all just a mess. For me during this time I started to think more about myself and who I am or who I want to be. I like art and everyone I know thinks of it as one of my many talents, but most of the time I drew or painted things people told me I had to. But now that I am in quarantine I can draw and paint things I want to. I like to think about the past and not really about a future because no one really knows how that is going to turn out. So, most of things I drew and painted reminded me of my past. Art has played a small but important rule in my life. I am not the best at describing things so drawing is a lot easier. I make art when I am bored or feel alone and it really helps pass the time.

I wanted to portray an artwork that shows awareness of students being mentally overwhelmed with things such as assignments, projects, and peers. And it seems like even though it's a very big and major problem, nobody seems to be doing anything about it.

Like I said before most of my art has been influenced by things from my past. I look at a lot of cartoons artist and what my stepmom has made through the years. One thing that didn't work for me was when I tried chalk, it didn't really work and it made I big mess. At the end of the day I just want to show people who I am as a person and as an artist. I know I am not the best at everything but that doesn't mean I shouldn't keep trying.

Each artwork means a lot to me. Each artwork reflects on my experience in life, this pandemic, and my enjoyment I have towards creating art and trying my best. The ideas to draw what I did came from my constraints and experiences during life and this pandemic. Art plays a major role in my life; it is my hobby and I hope for it to one day be part of my career.

I really love drawing fantasy characters and love reading fantasy adventure books. Art plays a super important role in my life without it I wouldn’t have much to do in m free time.

I think that art can change a lot if you're showing it to the right audience. Some people won't appreciate it. Others could be really moved. I think it depends on the audience. So yes, it has the potential to make change, but maybe not the stage to.

Art plays an interesting role in my life because fancy art doesn't really mean anything to me, it’s more of the creative street art that is really appealing to me. Art signifies going out of the comfort zone and expressing yourself. I chose the art for my portfolio based on the pieces I put a lot of effort into or if it meant something to me or the community. I hoped the viewer would look at my art as not perfect but exceptional. Quarantine influenced my artwork because some pieces are what I did in quarantine or what I miss because of it, it’s all related.

The most exciting thing was the fact that I got exceptional work done each week, not like in class when I get 1 piece done after 4 weeks. I am proud of my artwork; it’s a win-win.

My digital portfolio encompasses the meaning that every artwork has for me personally, my ideas for each artwork express numerous aspects of my life, and my digital portfolio also demonstrates how art plays a major role in my everyday life.

Some problems in schools and community around me is that people can be racist sometimes. I would like people to change and see that is doesn't matter your race, and that all lives matter. I think art can have the power to inspire change in some people because it depends on how you are as a person and how passionate you are about the topic.

Art has changed how I view life for the better by making me a calmer and more creative person.

I hope the viewer will be brought positivity, creativity, and joy from my artwork. I wasn't influenced by any artists or art forms, nothing influenced me. The most successful part of this portfolio to me as an artist is being able to branch out, use new medias, and try new techniques.

Art plays a big role in my life, it helps me with stress, sadness, and even when I’m happy. Art makes me happy; it Is one of the places where I feel like I can escape from everything and just be present in the moment and be happy.

There have been a couple times where my father was working on the yard and random people would call him the ‘N’ word with a hard ‘R’, I would like to see less of this discrimination happening. I would like for people not assume things just because the color of someone’s skin. I think that my art does have the power I think that it would make people think about what they are doing and how it affects others.

I chose these artworks for my portfolio because I feel like they mean the most to me and look the best. Most of the time I figured out that when what I am drawing means something to me, it looks better and just feels better than an artwork that doesn’t mean as much to me.

The most important part of this portfolio is making a difference. I feel that a lot of what I drew can make a difference, you just must dig deeper. I feel that this world needs change, there is a lot of wrong but there is also a lot of good, that is what I tried to make my portfolio about, the good and the bad, I don’t think you should just focus on one, I think you should focus on both.

The meaning of this portfolio is 3 of what I think are the best things that I have done over this break. The ideas come from issues in this world or personal experiences. Art plays a big role in my life because both my parents are good at art and I have grown up in an artsy house. I also enjoy doing art.

Art is very important to me because It's a way to relieve stress and to help me cope with things. I chose the artworks in my portfolio because those are my realistic ones that I am extremely proud of. I love nature even if I don’t like going outside, so I chose to draw some things from nature that I have seen. I drew them on my iPad, online, in an app called ProCreate. I hope people will like my artwork since I spent a long time on them. The influences I got are the people who draw realistic artworks and the nature itself. Certain brushes didn’t go well with the texture, so I had to keep changing brushes to find the one that’s perfect. Many colors, brushes, and techniques didn’t work. The most important thing in the portfolio to me is how my artwork turned out. The most successful thing for me was that I drew realistic for once.

Credits:

Created with an image by Liv Hema - "Graffiti Street Art London, UK"