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Badin brings Artistic Reverie

Hamilton (OH) – The sheer volume boggles the mind.

Let alone the quality.

Student artists and faculty mentors from Stephen T. Badin High School brought, installed and tagged more than 400 pieces of art in the Fitton Center for Creative Arts Community Gallery Friday, April 26, for their spring exhibition – Artistic Reverie.

“An artistic reverie is the refocusing of attention from outward surroundings to one’s inner thoughts and feelings,” according to the show description. “Badin students are encouraged to develop self-awareness and self-expression, while exploring themes that increase their skill level.

“When students engage their minds and allow their artistic expressions to flow, they find themselves and realize how the world influences them and how they influence the world. When they put their ideas into their artwork, it becomes their own artistic reverie.”

Badin faculty members Sarah Daniels and Michelle Martin-McDulin curated the exhibition featuring 129 different student artists. Working with Fitton Center Director of Exhibitions Cathy Mayhugh, their installation team also included faculty member Darrell Williams with students Amber Buss, Ava Glazier, Paige Harris, Julia Cogan, Halle Klaiber, Emmy Demmel, Ava Hodgson-Geiger, Claire Mazes and Elizabeth Carruthers.

Most of the art – 358 pieces to be precise – is two dimensional, highlighting drawing, painting, photography and mixed-media techniques. But the exhibition also features nearly 50 3-D works in ceramics and sculpture.

Artistic Reverie officially goes on view April 27 and runs through May 12. Badin hosts an artists’ reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9. The Community Gallery is always free and open to the public.

Badin’s spring show arrives on the heels of the Hamilton High School Freshman Campus Student Show - another exhibition featuring more than 100 artists – that closed April 23.

Other recent shows also displayed the artistic talent of area students, including the Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton Local Art Show, Miami University Regionals Student Sculpture Exhibition and the Butler Tech School of the Arts Collective Exhibition.

To have your group’s artwork considered for an exhibition in the Community Gallery, visit our website right here and fill out an application.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.


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