Archive for November, 2014

OHS Art Student + Monet + Bottletrees = AMAZING!

This Fall at Orange High School, the visual arts students did a unit on the techniques of Monet and other French Impressionist painters, and the students were asked to choose a subject for an impressionist painting.

One student, Mia Maxwell in Mrs. Elizabeth Dell-Jones’s art class, chose a bottletree as her subject. Mia had seen the bottletree exhibit at the Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill, and other bottletrees displayed in Hillsborough, and says she was “in love with how the light seemed to dance from all the different colored bottles.”

Check out the original at the Botanical Gardens, and check out Mia’s interpretation. As with many impressionist works, the painting seems magically illuminated and even more dazzling than the original!

You can see Mia’s beautiful painting at the student art exhibit in the lobby of Orange High School, up until the end of November. We loved seeing all the students’ inspiring artwork.

 

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“Orange County Bottle Tree” by Mia Maxwell, 2014

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The Giving (Bottle) Tree

We saw this sweet little bottletree right by the intersection of Dodsons Crossroads and Orange Grove Road. Turns out it belongs to Ms. Betty H., who says that it was made for her by a friend. What a great gift from a great friend! Thanks for sending us the photo.

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