Fairfax High School Students Display Artwork

Artwork created by students in Tamryn McDermott’s Art 3 and Advanced Placement 3D Studio classes from Fairfax High School will be on display at an art exhibition on Wednesday, April 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Adam Lister Gallery in the City of Fairfax.

Student artists will be available during the evening reception to discuss their work.

Using only cardboard, students were asked to magnify an aspect of their personality by creating a wearable mask or headpiece that covered their face or entire head. Some of the questions students considered when creating their masks were: How can aspects of your identity be expressed symbolically? What aspect of your personality would you most like people to recognize/notice?

One student’s mask represents the concept of having a different “face” for everything he does. A student in Fairfax Academy’s Professional Photo Studio photographed the students in their masks as they expressed the concept behind their mask through their body movements. These photographs will also be on display at the exhibition.

The Adam Lister Gallery Teen Art Group — which includes Fairfax High School art students — will present a group show of recent drawings, paintings, and mixed media work at the April 6 event. Members of this group spend their Saturdays in the gallery studio developing independent bodies of artwork that speak about their personal interests and ideas.

The Adam Lister Gallery is located at the Space in Fairfax City, 3950 University Drive in Fairfax. For more information contact Tamryn McDermott at 703-628-9769 or tlmcdermott@fcps.edu.