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Glenstone museum provides a safe place to view art during the pandemic

WCHS senior Holly Shimabukuro stands outside of the entrance to the Pavilions building complex at the Glenstone art museum. The buildings hold most of Glenstone’s indoor artworks and installations, and has become the de-facto centerpiece of the mixed indoor-outdoor museum.
December 1, 2020

On hundreds of secluded acres found deep in Potomac, Md., sits a world far removed from the Washington, D.C. metro area’s dense suburban sprawl. One filled with rolling meadows, unimpeded streams, winding...

Student Art Spotlight: Shannon Hu

Shannon Hu enjoys painting, as it is a creative outlet for her to express herself. This is one of the many art pieces that Shannon has completed in the past. She often likes to use a variety of mediums to create her art.
October 21, 2019

Charcoal, acrylic paint and digital- these are a few of sophomore Shannon Hu’s favorite mediums to work with when creating her spectacular pieces of art. For Hu, art’s infinite possibilities provided...

CHS students appreciate art through free D.C. exhibits

The Burning Man exhibits in the Renwick Museum in D.C. features many unique sculptures and creations.
May 9, 2018

With an incredible amount of museums within the D.C. metropolitan area, it only makes sense that CHS students take advantage of free and entertaining art exhibits. The Renwick Museum just opened its...

Previously required art class fee eliminated

This year the CHS Art Department has been able to eliminate the former fee for supplies.
October 3, 2017

This year CHS decided to do away with the fee required for art classes. In past years, art classes at CHS required students to pay a $20 fee at the beginning of the semester, but this is no longer the...

New Glenstone Exhibit Brings Innovative Art to Potomac

“Split Rocker” by Jeff Koons is an outdoor sculpture at the Glenstone Museum. In the spring and summer, it is covered with flowering plants.
March 31, 2017

The Glenstone museum is a private art collection, tucked away on Glen Road, that presents a modern, fresh and contemporary twist on a traditional museum setting. Established by the non-profit Glenstone...

CHS Community Needs to Shine More Light on Theater

Freshman Ethan Finke uses tech power tools to cut a piece of wood that will help finish the set design.
February 29, 2016

It’s the night of the big show. As the actors bow to a deafening applause, tech crew stands stage left, watching. I may have only joined tech crew this year, but I’ve wanted to join since I was...

Does Pride and Prejudice and Zombies serve justice to the novel?

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, release Feb. 5, attempts to combine zombies with the Jane Austen's age old classic Pride and Prejudice.
February 25, 2016

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has been considered an universal symbol of morality, manners, sophistication and intellectuality in classical literature since its release in 1813. The zombies? Now...

Untraditional Superhero Movie Soars in Ratings

February 25, 2016

With great power comes great responsibility. The new movie Deadpool puts a twist on these famous words. The highly anticipated movie Deadpool was released Feb. 12 into theaters. The film follows Wade...

Baking a Difference: Students Deliver Birthday Cakes

CHS sophomores in BC4F bake and deliver birthday cakes to those who can’t afford them.
February 25, 2016

Birthdays are a time to be joyful and celebrate, traditionally with cake and candles. However, not everyone is given the privilege of having a birthday cake on such an occasion. CHS sophomore Allison...

Student self portraits on display

Studio One art students display their talent for portraits outside the art rooms.
February 23, 2016

Feb. 19, a new art display of head and shoulder self portraits, painted by the Studio One Art students, was put up on display by Studio Art teacher, Jacquelyn Washam right outside of the art rooms. “It’s...

It’s not a trap, Star Wars movie is a must-see

Star Wars fans have already purchased their tickets for the premiere.
December 23, 2015

emiered Dec. 18, drawing audiences of all ages from all over the galaxy. The film was directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and features a star-studded, revolutionary cast, including...

Art Teacher Wins Award

Photo by Emily Wang
December 8, 2015

Ceramics and Art Department Resource Teacher Brendan Roddy was selected as Montgomery County Public School’s Secondary Art Teacher of the Year. MCPS Fine Arts Curriculum Specialist, Linda Adams, nominated...

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