From April 3 to 14, the Class of 2023 artist series showcased artwork from Ellie Frisbie ’23, Natalie Datz ’23, and Morgan Maglieri ’23 in the Tremaine Art Center. Their art show reception was on April 13 at 6:00 PM in the Lee Roberts ’74 Gallery.
Ellie’s creativity shines through mostly strongly in her love of photography. She had a photo selected in this year’s Drexel University High School Photography contest, which she submitted as a member of Suffield’s photography club, and she plans to minor in studio art in college, where she will primarily focus on photography classes. In terms of some of her artistic inspiration, she said, “I did an ‘in the style of’ project on Jessica Walsh and she has really inspired me since.”
Natalie started her visual arts journey as a freshman, exploring videography, graphic design, and then photography. She said, “I got to discover a new side to my creativity and really enjoyed the class. I am inspired by what goes on around me. In photography, I really took advantage of the beautiful campus and got creative with utensils from the dining hall for our abstract project.” She one day hopes to live in New York City, and for now draws inspiration for her art from the many things that the city has to offer.
In the field of art, Morgan is most passionate about ceramics. She said, “My favorite art class while at Suffield has been ceramics. The studio is so cozy and welcoming and has given me an outlet to design and create pieces of work out of clay. After three years of ceramics at Suffield, I was chosen to be a teachers assistant. I love working with and helping new ceramic artists in the studio.” Her time learning in the studio has made it clear she wants to pursue it as a hobby in college. She said, “Ceramics is something I will try to continue to pursue in college. Whether it be hand building or throwing, I definitely want to find time to work in the studio.”