The 15th Annual 2017 GSA Self-Portrait Show and reception took place at The Girls’ School of Austin on Saturday, April 22nd, and Sunday, April 23rd afternoons. Students, parents, alumnae, teachers and friends of the school came out to view the work and meet the artists.
The theme this year was, “The Me You Don’t See,” inspired by the emotional and expressive works of Mexican iconic portrait artist Frida Kahlo, Edvard Munch (“The Scream” and other powerful works), and German Mid-Century artist Kathe Kollwitz (etchings and drawings expressing emotion and conflict).
Students in grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade created their beautiful and moving self-portraits in acrylic on canvas, painting themselves in joy, in thought, in sadness, and in silliness – showing a full range of human emotions.
There was also an 8th Grade Retrospective Exhibition, with all of the class of 2017’s past portraits from each year at the school – this moving retrospective shows each of the girl’s development – both in her art and how she sees herself in the world.
GSA’s art teacher, Nancy Hoover, also had a show and sale of her work in the art room.