Fifty-three Kirby high school students displayed artwork in the lobby of the Santa Cruz Civic through Sunday, January 29, 2017. The artwork was on exhibition for the Santa Cruz Symphony’s “Carnival of the Animals” family concert event, featuring special guest collaborations of the Santa Cruz Youth Symphony, Santa Cruz Ballet Theater, Kuumbwa Jazz Honors Band, and Cabrillo Youth Chorus. Several Kirby students also performed in the youth orchestra.
For design inspiration, students viewed the lyrical, dreamlike paintings of painter Marc Chagall. Surrealist artistic devices–symbolism, juxtaposition, exaggeration, and humor–were considered for expressive effect. Media included color pencil, chalk pastel, watercolor, and acrylic transparencies.
Featured above is (a part) of Kirby student, Siena Royer’s drawing.