Opening Reception for Sequoia High School
Friday, November 3
at 6:00 p.m. through 8:00 pm.
The exhibition runs from
November 1st through 17th
Arts Visalia is pleased to host Sequoia High School’s exhibition, Sequoia High School Art: Revealing a Parallax. The gallery will be showing work by a number of students from the school. Sequoia High School offers a fresh start to students in an accepting and non-threatening atmosphere, as well as success in earning a living through vocational and career preparation. This exhibition will offer collaboration with students who feel misrepresented and suppressed in society
The theme of the show is related to View Masters and the idea that people will be given an alternative view of Sequoia High School through the “reels” that the students have to offer. Just like the old View Masters were designed to give people a chance to “experience” other views or destinations, these works will offer an opportunity to experience the students’ ideas. View Masters work on the idea of parallax which is related to how things are viewed from different angles; thus, the idea behind a different view of Sequoia High School as its interpretation paralleling an alternate way of thinking.
The Sequoia High School art program has about 120-140 students. Art teacher, Sarah Coker states, “I have the most popular electives on campus and I say this humbly when I state that students will fight to get into my classes.” Sequoia High School offers both Studio Art and 3D Media (introduced last year). Coker is also in charge of the Art Club which provides an open platform for students to have a voice and choice of theme and media. Many of the students express the desire to become better artists and to learn new techniques by exploring their creativity and passion and have talked about how therapeutic art is to find calmness and overcome anger.
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