Loyola Academy’s AP Studio Art and Design Exhibition, now in its eleventh year, is an annual celebration of student work in the visual arts held at the Evanston Art Center (EAC). Many of the students exhibiting work in the show have been in art courses at Loyola for two to four years and come from the following disciplines: studio (drawing, painting), graphics, photography and architecture. The opportunity to present in a professional gallery is a unique and valuable experience for students.
“Presenting and discussing their work builds real-world skills,” says Visual Arts Department Chair Colleen Aufderheide. “Through the process, students develop as independent thinkers who can communicate comfortably with others about their ideas and creativity. As Jesuit learners, they are strengthening their abilities to lead and serve in a diverse world.”
Ten Ramblers participated in this year’s exhibit, which opened at the EAC on Thursday, February 24, with a special faculty preview with the artists followed by a reception. Each student carefully created and curated a body of artistic work which thoughtfully investigated a personal interest.
A statement on the Evanston Art Center website read: “The Loyola Academy students work together to curate, install, and publicize the event, as well as speak publicly about their artwork and inspirations. The artwork is beautifully executed and offers audiences a window into what is on the minds of our younger artists.”