The Drawing/Painting I students are at it again. They have been asked to design the backdrop for the upcoming North High Play, “Mikado”. This play takes place in Imperial Japan (which is really Britain) and is the story of a wandering minstrel who happens to be in a town where he falls in love with Yum Yum, how is just happens to be the ward of the lord High executioner who does just about anything but execute people. The first person on his list to execute happens to be himself, so when he meets the minstrel he sees an opportunity to execute someone and get in the good graces of Mikado, who declared if someone was not executed in town would be demoted to a village. What he does not know is that the wandering Minstrel happens to be the son of the the Mikado who was incognito.
The Sheboygan North High Art Department is pleased to announce to officially kick off the NHS Exhibition Space. This space has been created to provide teachers with an educational platform to showcase their students’ art infused work through learning and collaboration between departments.
Join us for an artist reception on September 19 from 4:30 – 5:30pm. The gallery is located on the 2nd floor at Sheboygan North High School, 1042 School Avenue in Sheboygan. This exhibition runs from September 4 through October 4, 2013.
Mai Koua Yang’s work explores The Hmong American Experience – an on going investigation of what it means to be Hmong in America. She works from a variety of mediums to observe, explore and reflect upon the experiences of what Hmongness is and how that defines who she is. Growing up with both western and eastern ideals about identity, she is interested by the stages of identity loss, historical trauma, and the integration of cultures and traditions while living in America. As a member of the second generation of Hmong people in America, Mai Koua feels a sense of responsibility to celebrate, educate and create conversations about what it means to be Hmong and America or vice versa.
Lee Xiong wants to remember the little girl whose face looks like a snowy afternoon and the old man who always wore those rusty yellow shoes. She wants to remember how she felt under that red umbrella with Romeo and his dead cat, and how she could taste seaweed floating in the fog of a fishing village’s street. For she is quick to forget the lady who became butterflies and her grandfather, the gnarled tree. They are becoming myths and Lee does not want to forget how they painted her anew, so she will paint them for you.
Dear art students,
As your art teacher I will navigate your into the world of Art. Engage, educate, and expose you to art you have never seen, questions that you thought you would never ask, and hidden talents you never knew you had. Being in the art room will have its challenges, but as a team we can conquer anything that may come into our path.