The Observer

Senior sketches out a future in the art industry

Senior Sophia Kim is a musician and avid painter whose favorite painting is of her parents. She was inducted into the National Society of Arts and Letters and has traveled to Korea to paint for the less fortunate.

By Sarah O'Brien, Production Editor

October 29, 2015

Senior Sophia Kim is both a visual and an auditory artist. She has been painting ever since she learned how to hold a pencil, and she has been playing viola for three years. Before that she played violin for a little over five years. Kim was inducted into the National Society of Arts and Letters...

Student wins art award

Student wins art award

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

March 20, 2015

Senior Marisa Lu won the National Award of Excellence in the Visual Arts Category for her artwork in the PTSA Reflections contest. The theme of the contest was “The world would be a better place if.” Contestants must submit their art in one of the six categories to be evaluated at the county,...

Art teacher inducted

Art teacher inducted

By Danny Gordon and Noah Salzberg

September 30, 2013

Art teacher and swim and dive coach Brendan Roddy will be inducted into the Salisbury University Athletics Hall of Fame Friday, Oct. 11. Roddy, who started swimming competitively when he was 11, began to swim year round at the age of 13 and swam long distance throughout high school and college. "My f...

Artists’ work displayed at Yellow Barn Exhibit

Artists’ work displayed at Yellow Barn Exhibit

By Brittany Goodman, Features Editor

January 4, 2013

Congratulations to sophomores Marisa Lu and John Huang and CHS art teacher Alexandra Michaels, whose artwork was chosen to be in the 18th annual Yellow Barn Art Exhibit show from Dec. 1- 23.

Students turn to blogs for self-expression

Students turn to blogs for self-expression

By Allie Curwin and Nicole Weltmann, Staff Writers

May 29, 2012

One of the most common complaints from teenagers is their lack of a voice. Many teens cannot vote, have little sway in national affairs, and believe that the opinions they attempt to share are downplayed by those who believe that they know better. Teens have had enough. Thanks to popular blogging websites, such as...

Art festival showcases students’ talents

By Luke Frentsos Photo Editor

May 13, 2011

Each year, CHS invites performers and artists of various genres to showcase their best work in the Festival of the Arts, this year held April 11 - 14. According to art department resource teacher Paul Dermont, the festival consisted of many different events including the choral concert, theatre presentations,...

Teacher is featured artist-in-residence at Glen Echo Park

By Jessica Hirsch, Online Observations Editor and Amna Farooqi, News Editor

October 1, 2010

Alexandra Michaels, who has taught at CHS for the last three years, is being featured as the Artist-in-Residence at Glen Echo Park for the month of September. Her work will be featured in a gallery setting called Yellow Barn for those interested in various expressions of art. “This is my exhibit...

Students win scholastic Gold Key awards

By Nina Mohebbi Online Photo Editor

May 28, 2010

Congratulations to senior Kelly Foster for submitting her digital film, “The Interpretation of Dreams” to the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers and for winning the Gold Key award. The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers is one of the oldest and most esteemed recognition programs in the U.S....

Students’ art showcased

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor

May 28, 2009

Congratulations to senior Thomas Laprade and juniors Michelle Hahm and Alexandra Pope, who were selected to showcase their art at the Yellow Barn show at Glen Echo.  In addition, congratulations to Thomas Laprade, Michelle Shen, Michelle Cogut, Hashani Hettiarichchi, Sasiri Siripakorn, Mel White, Grant...

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