Through Our Eyes IX New Canaan High School Art Exhibit

data blogFebruary 23, 2021

For the ninth year, the New Canaan Society for the Arts and New Canaan High School are partnering to present Through Our Eyes, an exhibit of select works by current art students at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. A new addition this year, the exhibit will also feature a juried selection of work by NCHS Alumni working across all media. The exhibit opens Friday, March 5 and runs through March 20, 2021.

“This annual exhibit showcases and rewards the work of talented New Canaan High School students working in a variety of mediums,” says Hilary Wittmann, Executive Director of the Carriage Barn Arts Center. “We’re excited to incorporate the work of alumni as well, to highlight their artistic achievements and provide a link between current students and alumni actively practicing the visual arts.”

Through Our Eyes IX celebrates the skills, creativity, and personal voice of high school art students enrolled in introductory, intermediate and advanced art courses, including photography, digital media, drawing, painting, printmaking, jewelry and filmmaking taught by visual arts faculty Kimanne Core, Jeanne McDonagh and Jennifer Sinski.

Twenty New Canaan High School graduates, from the classes of 1967 – 2019, will also be included in the exhibit along with information about their creative journey and artistic endeavors since graduating. Kathy Megrue-Smith, class of 1979 says “It’s special to have this opportunity to show my work alongside these talented students because there is much to be learned from every new generation. I love to see how these young artists express themselves, and visually reflect the world they’re growing up in.”

The Through Our Eyes IX art exhibition is presented by the New Canaan Society for the Arts and generously sponsored by Anderson Kenny Architecture, Bankwell, Handwright Gallery & Framing, HTG Investment Advisors, William Raveis Real Estate and The Fritz Eager Foundation for Art Education.

Several pieces are available for sale starting at $75. The exhibit will also be presented virtually at carriagebarn.org. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Carriage Barn Arts Center is located in Waveny Park, admission is free and open to the public.