Lyndon Insitute Student Places 2nd in Tri-State Juried Art Show
Lyndon Institute's Liv Gahleitner, class of 2020, received the honor of 2nd place at the Norwich University Juried High School Art Show. This particular tri-state contest included approximately 130 works of art from 25-30 high schools across the states of Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.
Students from instructor Miss Cindy Helmbreck’s Art Honors and AP Studio Art classes studied 1960’s pop artist, Wayne Thiebaud, who known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects. Students were then asked to incorporate bright, colorful candies and/or interesting candy wrappers in a recent assignment called, “something sweet” where they were to create a work of art that incorporated a zoomed-in view of human-form interacting with candy. Some examples that were discussed in class included, hands stretching taffy, blowing a bubble from Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum, or teeth biting a piece of licorice. Students were asked to take photographs of friends or family members modeling for them, and to then recreate their photos as works of art.
Liv reproduced one of her own photographs as an acrylic painting, portraying a friend eating a bold, red Tootsie Pop.