Saugerties High School Senior Thesis Show

May 5 – 27, 2018


Reception: Saturday, May 12, 4-6PM

Advanced Art Students will exhibit their Senior Thesis projects. Students developed their own themes for their theses; creating an investigation prompted by a combination of medium, history and style. Thesis projects will be accompanied by a selection of digital photography by the students.


Sam Bigler
“In the Stars” has a very personal meaning to me. Acrylic paint is one of my favorite mediums to work in and the idea of true love has enticed me since I was very young. The emotion of this piece resides in the background rather than the foreground where emotionless figures are seen dancing with their perfect match; their “one in a million” that they somehow found in the infinite vastness of space.

Kira Podmayersky
I wanted people to take a walk in my shoes through the different times of my life. The good, the bad, the highs, and lows are shown through the selection of my photography. I explored different styles of art to capture the many unique moments I have experienced emotionally, mentally, and physically.

Lula Rappaport
On March 14th, over four hundred students from Saugerties High School walked out of class for 17 minutes to make their voices heard in response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. I am painting over photos taken from this event to convey a relevant political message that is important to me and my school community.

Sadie Reed
I worked with mixed media to create intricate portraits of some friends, reflecting parts of their own creativity and personality in all of the pictures’ embellishments. I used stark silver lines with gel pen to express graffiti like additions to the pictures on top of brightly colored acrylic backgrounds.

Abigail Richers
I decided to study succulents for this project. I was fascinated by the different forms and colors of them. Throughout working on these drawings, I decided to put an abstract twist on it by using bright colors for the backgrounds.

Caitlin Staby
My shadow boxes explore three issues in the United States- the shallowness of America’s definition of femininity, our love affair with guns, and our reliance on drugs. Each box is presented in a visually pleasing way, which juxtaposes the complex and harrowing controversies they display.

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