KES Artist Profiles
Thursday, March 28, 2019 will be the Opening Night Reception of our KES IB Art Exhibition. This exhibition will showcase the very talented work of our Grade 11 and 12 IB Art Students. This will be our largest exhibit yet, showcasing the work of 50 very gifted students! We hope to see you.
Cheuk Lam (Sharlene) Chan is from Hong Kong and she has been attending KES for three years. I have chosen this oil painting of the Plum Blossom because the flower is symbolic in the Chinese culture. This was my very first approach to oil painting and it has become one of my favourite mediums already. I really like the outcome of a project using oil paints as you can see the details of the textures and the brush strokes prominently. I chose to draw the plum blossom because it depicts an ethereal elegance, and it symbolizes perseverance and hope, as well as beauty, purity, and the transitoriness of life. Future Plans: I plan to study Business at university and take Art as an elective.
Brenda Sofia "Sofia" Bojalil Jara is from Cancun, Mexico, and this is her second year at KES. I chose this oil painting called Milk and Honey because it is from my favorite book: 'Milk and Honey' by Rupi Kaur. I wanted to illustrate the following poem. I chose black and white paint to make it more dramatic.
I flinch when you touch me I fear it is him.
Future plans: I plan to attend university in Canada.
Jae Won (Ben) Im is from Korea and he has been at KES for 4 years. I chose this collage called Memories, because it reminds me of when I was young. The house in this collage is the house I lived in as a child and it brings back fond memories of my grandmother. I chose bright colours to represent childhood and the baby in the center represents myself. Future plans: I plan to attend University.
Abigail MacKinnon is from Barrington, Nova Scotia and this is her third year attending KES. I have chosen my oil painting called Buoys, for my favourite piece because it has a family significance. The names on the buoys are the names of the ships that my Grandfather was the captain of. I gave this painting to my Grandmother as a gift. Future plans: I plan to attend university.
Sandy Stewart Junior School Visual Art: Grades 8, 9 and 10 IB Visual Arts: Grade 11 and 12 IB Examiner, IB Workshop Leader Cat.1,2 and 3 KES Yearbook Advisor
You’ll find countless opportunities to express your artistic interests at our School. The Arts make up one of the essential four pillars of a King’s-Edgehill School education.
KES inspires academic, athletic and artistic excellence with a commitment to the traditional community ideals of gentleness and learning, dignity and respect, so that students may discover and cultivate their unique potential, prepare for post-secondary education and develop a life-long enthusiasm for the spiritual and intellectual growth necessary to flourish in the contemporary world.