From January 21 to February 3, the Class of 2023 artist series showcased artwork from Chloe Coffin ’23 and Morgan Geisinger ’23 in the Tremaine Art Center. Their art show reception was on February 1 in the Lee Roberts ’74 Gallery.
In her artist statement Chloe wrote, “The reason I make art is because it is an escape from boredom. When I am not in a fun situation I will take out my sketchbook and draw. My drawings range from an octopus to a random person I make up in my head. I also do it for fun when an idea comes into my mind. I’ve been drawing since the fifth grade and have improved ever since.” Chloe has participated in Art Special twice, with her favorite class at Suffield being Advanced Studio Art with Mr. Vandervoort. She plans to pursue art as a hobby in college.
Morgan’s show, entitled “Embracing Emotions,” allowed her to artistically experiment with some new techniques and refine some older ones. She said, “Creating art allows me to think outside the box at school, whether it’s painting with acrylics, drawing with charcoal, or creating an entirely new piece from scrap materials. My self-expression is heavily based in my art, as it is a main way for me to release my feelings onto a blank canvas, filling it up with emotion. As much as my work comes from my emotions, my goal is to invoke my viewers’ emotions as well.” Morgan is influenced by artist Tahlia Stanton, whose energy, personality, and passion she finds inspiring. Similar to Chloe, her favorite class has been Advanced Studio Art, this time with Miss Booth, and Morgan plans to advance her academic career in art school, majoring in architecture.