Welcome to the Springfield Township High School Art Blog. The purpose of this forum is to inspire discourse surrounding your artistic experiences while building writing skills, exercising your art vocabulary, and refining descriptive language relating to art. In your writing, you may choose to discuss museum and gallery exhibitions, publications, articles, professional works, student works, or responses to each other’s ideas and investigations. Additionally, participants may want to pose questions or react to artistic predicaments, sharing the trials, frustrations, solutions, or the general excitement we feel when we make or look at art.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Missed Post

Too many social media sites cause me to miss a step now and then.  I posted this link originally on Facebook, then realized I have a another important audience. So here is an article on Paul Carpenter, another SHS graduate, whose work is fairly well known in the Philadelphia area.  Maybe you've already seen his work and had no idea: artist-paul carpenter link

Friday, February 17, 2017

Jewelers Hub

SHS graduate, Leslie Boyd, was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer's Home and Design section on Friday Feb. 17, 2017.  The article by Staff Writer, Samantha Melamed, categorizes Boyd's work as "sweet-and-simple to overstatement."  Remembering Leslie's work in school, I would expect something edgy regarding materials or concept.  One of the photographs features her and four other jewelers with which she shares a studio in the Bok Building.  Another shows a chain necklace of hers threaded through two silver wisdom teeth.  You can see the full article and read more about Leslie on her website.  The link is on your right:    http://www.lesliedboyd.com/news

Friday, February 10, 2017

Tie Your Shoes

I choose to direct you to a 2004 video clip by Diana Kingsley (former SHS grad).  While you're on her web page check out her statement and some of her photographs.  The statement represents a high level of skill as do the photographs - her intent is sometimes very subtle.  What I especially like...-the tongue-in-cheek humor delivers.   http://dianakingsley.com/court-disaster/