Academic Excellence

Heal Through All Five Senses

By Iris Ng (Class of 2021)
Photography: Rachel Blythe and Thuy Nguyen (Class of 2022)

The Open Art Studio participants have been eagerly planning for this long-awaited art exhibition on April 1st, to showcase the students’ artworks and musical talents. Ranging from imaginative watercolor paintings and surrealistic pencil sketch to breath-taking photography to classical Western and Eastern instrumental pieces, the students were able to converse to the audience of how they perceive the topic: Healing and Renewal. Linda Tucker, the coordinator of the Open Art Studio helped and guided participants to find their own style of art and also to best present their magnificent, unique works of art during the Art Exhibition.

The main piece and also the highlight of the whole event, was the Tree of Life where each stroke was painted on with laughter, happiness, contentment, and loving emotions. It was the result of the collaboration of all the Open Art Studio students. The piece was completed using acrylic as their main medium and indeed it stole the breaths away from the audience. The Open Art Studio students dedicated and gifted the Tree of Life to Jin Jr Shi, their principal.

Though this was the first time the students hosted an art exhibition and were very nervous about how it would turn out, at the end of the day everyone left with a smile on their face.

On the other hand, the students in the Western Ensemble and Chinese Orchestra also practiced for a long time to perform their amazing performances.

The audience was able to enjoy the whole event using their five senses, using their eyes to look at the beautiful artistic pieces, using their ears to listen to the beautiful music, using their taste-buds to taste the scrumptious refreshments provided.

Thank you to everyone who came and also to the people who made this day possible!

Video: Iris Ng (Class of 2021)