National Art Honor Society Inductions

June 11, 2014

On Wednesday, February 12th the National Art Honor Society hosted its induction and welcomed the many new members with open arms. The night included a presentation by Seaford’s own Joe Fig who spoke to the new inductees as well as the old members about the importance of art. His work can be seen at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Parrish Art Museum, Norton Museum, and  Fogg Art Museum, where he  presents a series of sculptures and paintings representing the studios of some of today’s leading contemporary artists. He painstakingly recreates miniatures of artists’ studios with a scale of one foot to one inch, using wood, polymer clay, paper, oil, and acrylic which then gradually evolves into a portrait of the artist and their creative process. Through Mr. Fig’s presentation, he hopes to inspire and excite the club’s creative process. Joe Fig’s work as well as his book Inside the Painter’s Studio, can all be found at www.joefig.com. Following the Induction on Friday March 28th, the National Art Honor Society took over Manhattan and went on their annual New York City Trip to an art museum. This year it was the Museum of Modern Art or otherwise known as the MoMA. Many famous pieces reside there like Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory and even Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso. The students were also able to attend the Gauguin: Metamorphoses, which focused on Paul Gauguin’s rare and extraordinary artistic style. The MoMA is said to exhibit the most provocative and challenging art which was a wonderful way to introduce the new members, as well as the old, into the fantastic world of art. The students were also able to visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral and admire its Neo-Gothic-style architecture, even though it was under construction. The already amazing cathedral looked magnificent with steel scaffolding almost appearing to be veins circulating throughout the church.  The MoMA hopefully fueled the minds of the club members with creativity and provided inspiration for not only the new inductees but for all the NAHS club members who attended the trip.