Sense of Touch

Ceramics @ Blake 2015

Zoe Wellik, Staff Writer

In a high school such as Blake, teachers often tell students to reach outside the classroom to find educational events and interactions to further independent learning. After all, it isn’t as if the rest of our lives after high school will be spent in school for eight hours a day, studying, and filling our days out in with sleep wherever it fits in, and not having nearly enough time for what we are encouraged to do: learn outside of school. it was Mark Twain who said “don’t let school interfere with your education.” Outside of Northrop’s brick walls are theaters and museums and social gatherings available to everyone who want to learn something new or find a new hobby, but school can get in the way of that. It is lucky, than, that Blake has events happening all the time for those interested in the arts.

Ceramics is one of many talents student artists at Blake have. Annually, students of all levels in the area get to display their work. This is the first year that the exhibit will be held in the Bennett Gallery. The show, called “Sense of Touch: Ceramics @ Blake Fall 2015” will display the diverse talent of ceramic students including a piece by Jack Frazee ‘17 as well as other advanced students’ work. For any that are interested in the class or the subject in general, an opening gala being held December 10th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm will include a demonstration from more experienced students on wheel throwing, a technique used in pottery making. The show will be held in the Bennett Gallery from December 10th to the 18th.

The event, although it runs through finals, is intended to represent Blake’s artistic talent and is opportune for students considering the art or curious for some atypical education. I encourage all students to take the time to visit the exhibit, whether you walk in during tutorial or go to the opening gala, and exercise the art of taking advantage of your own will to do something educational without the force of required academics.