Rowland High School was excited to host the return of their annual International Baccalaureate (IB) and AP Art Exhibition. Guests mingled among artwork for a night filled with creativity, imagination and delectable treats from Rowland's Gourmet and Prostart Chefs.
The exhibition featured three IB senior visual artists and artworks from more than 20 AP students working on building a portfolio for their submissions in May. New this year was the addition of the entire IB class exhibiting objects and reflections of their discoveries within the IB program, including Theory of Knowledge, CAS and various IB assessments. The show celebrated expressive learning, critical thinking and the student's perspective to art and knowledge through their own creative thought.
IB art student Erin Lu’s solo exhibition explored the theme of both Chinese and Filipino culture (shown above). “In Chinese culture, you must be gifted jade, it should not be something you purchase for yourself. One of my sculptures is of a jade dragon that is melting. It is melting because over time, I think people lose the significance of its cultural importance.”
"For me, the IB and AP Art show is one of the highlights to my year and after two years without having the event, it was an amazing opportunity to view students' artistic voices in person and close-up," said Chablis Bates, Rowland High School Art Teacher.