Kudos to twelve of our students, who were selected to participate in the “Through My Eyes” art exhibition at the University of Rochester’s Bridge Gallery
from May through July. The exhibition featured 50 works of art by local high school students. As the show was described, “Each frame of work provides a glimpse into the artist’s view of the world: a crown of dandelions, dripping cones of gelato, a broken heart, a young woman balanced on a rail leading far into the distance, a young man’s face superimposed on a mountain top.” Artists from Allendale Columbia included: Jillian Oddo, Gabby Monti, Jacquelyn Casira, Charlie Patterson, Joseph Shearer, Emma Rowlands, Laurie King, Zach Brown, Abby Lindsey, Jaeyeon Chung, Olivia Kneller, and Ken “Yuzong” Dai.
The Bridge Gallery is located within the University of Rochester’s Department of Psychiatry. At the other end of the exhibition, the sculpture – “Portal” by internationally renowned artist Albert Paley was installed with the students’ work. “The beauty and inspiration of Portal, coupled with the thought-provoking and hopeful pieces in Through My Eyes, provide a warm and dignified welcome for the thousands of patients, families, faculty, staff, and students who pass through here,” says Eric D. Caine, M.D., chair of Psychiatry. “In addition, there is a compelling body of scientific evidence showing artwork in medical settings can have a significant and positive impact on healing.”
Special congratulations to recent graduate Joseph Shearer, whose photograph “Jaapallot” was chosen by the jury as Best in Show. The judges also chose five Top Juror’s Picks, including Jackie Casira for her print “Koi,” Jillian Oddo for her photograph “Lines,” and Charlie Patterson for his hand colored photo, “Snow in Lines.”