The Day 12 Challenge Action is to reflect on politically or socially motivated artwork, and then write down five thoughts you have in response to the artwork. Lucky for us, the BHS artists are preparing for the 44th annual BHS Art Exhibition and Fashion Show. This event showcases the talent and work of BHS students taking art courses by displaying some of their best pieces. Because we have been spending so much time in the lower library this week to participate in other challenge actions, we've had the wonderful opportunity to get an advanced look at some of the impressive work that will be included in the show. While walking through the gallery, we found several pieces that apply to the Day 12 challenge.
In response to the 2016 presidential election, students in Portfolio and AP Art Studio completed a collage assignment highlighting the principles of design they were studying: contrast, balance, emphasis, repetition, movement, and harmony. Using the mixed media collages of Romare Bearden, the photomontages of David Hockney, and the photomanipulations of Yasumasa Morimura as models, students created their own collage pieces to express their feelings about the election, the past year's political process, and their thoughts about the future. We've included some of their responses to the assignment below. Please consider using some of this work to complete today's challenge.
We encourage you to use BHS student artwork as the material for this challenge action; however, it's always a great idea to go to a museum. If you have some extra time this weekend, there are some specific events and exhibitions at MA museums happening this weekend that work well with this action.