Sunday, February 1, 2015

Welcome to Art with Meyers!

Hello, and welcome to my blog. My name is Erin McCrea Meyers, and I have been an art educator at High Point since 1999. I feel so fortunate to be able to blend my love of art with my passion for teaching. Please check in now and then to take a look at what we are doing in our world-class art department! I can be contacted at emeyers@hpregional.org



Monday, November 17, 2014

Congratulations to Taylor Malavet

Taylor Malavet has been selected as our 2014-15 Senior Calliope Artist and Art Editor. Taylor, a Fine Art IV Portfolio student, has proven herself to be an outstanding member of the High Point Art Community. Her most recent work is her Self-Portrait with Bones, acrylic on canvas.

The Art Dept. takes a Field Trip

On October 24, we took an amazing field trip to the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1832, the Yale University Art Gallery houses an exquisite collection of ancient, medieval and Renaissance art, Near and Far Eastern art, pre-Columbian and African art, and European and American art. Across the street, the Yale Center for British Art, established in 1977, holds the largest collection of British art and illustrated books anywhere outside the U.K. Here are some photos from our trip.


New Online Art Gallery Forum - ARTSONIA

In years past, we have used Flickr to showcase our students' artwork, but this year we have made the switch to Artsonia, a student-based online art gallery. The nice thing about it is that students can photo document their own art with their personal devices and upload their work to a chosen exhibit. They also benefit with writing practice as they produce artists' statements for each piece. Artsonia also has an online gift shop so you can purchase mugs, t-shirts, and other goodies featuring your favorite original art! Copy and paste the link below to see more. It can also be accessed from the High Point home page under the 'Student Life' tab. Check it out!

http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=9098

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Marbled Paper Workshop at the Sussex Christian School

On September 29th, I visited the 5th graders at Sussex Christian School where I taught them the ancient Turkish art of 'ebru', or paper marbling. The students then marbled their own paper, which they later used to make hand-crafted owls for an autumn-inspired display. Thanks for having me, Mrs. Niedergall!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Back To School Night

Thank you to all of you who came out on Back To School Night, October 1st. It was wonderful to meet you and visit with some of my repeat parents! In case you were unable to attend, you can check out my presentation by clicking the link:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1p6hF0WNUXEh5xF2DuEX11IsaBOG7CSgY9OWKn4izDko/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ryan Olinger - Sculptor/Welder Extraordinaire

Fine Art Sculpture student Ryan Olinger has been busy creating these outstanding sculptures in his welding studio. Ryan has a fine collection of works currently featured at the Wantage Library. Please go and check out his work. Ryan is happy to make custom creations, too, and has already completed some commissioned works for teachers at High Point!



Monday, March 31, 2014

Katherine McCole Visits HP Artists

A special thank you to former HP art student Katherine McCole ('12), who came in to speak to the Fine Art Portfolio students about her college experience in the SCCC Fine Art Department and Montclair State University. Katherine is currently studying to become an art teacher (hooray!). She showed slides and brought samples of her wonderful artwork to share with the students.

HP Art Takes a Trip to Philadelphia!

On March 28, 2014, we took a one-day trip to attend the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation. The students enjoyed many classical works of art that they had only ever seen in books or online. They had museum tours, too. We also visited some of the famous landmarks of Philadelphia. Sorry the cheese steaks didn't work out, guys!
Jordan and Claudia debate: Are Readymades truly Art?

Monday, February 10, 2014

Success at Recent Exhibits


Congratulations to our students who shined at the following exhibits!

Wallkill Valley National Art Honor Society Invitational:

John Morrissey -Drawing - Selected for scholarship to Monserrat College of Art
Elizabeth Martinez - Painting - Selected for scholarship to Monserrat College of Art
Claudia Fasino - 3rd place - Sculpture Category
Brian Perez - 3rd place - Open Category

Also participating were:
Veronica Bove - Photography
Mike Zukswert - Photography
Alec Hughes - Drawing
Jade Ferrara - Drawing
Sarah Eddy - Painting
Grace Honigsberg - Ceramics
Nicole Helewa - Metal Tooling
'Afraid of the Dark' by John Morrissey
Mt. Olive High School National Art Honor Society Invitational:

Amber Frey -  2nd Place - Sculpture Category
                                             Selected for scholarship recipient for Montserrat College of Art
                                             Selected for scholarship recipient for Maine College of Art

'Tea with a Stranger' by Amber Frey
Also participating were:
John Morrissey - Drawing
Sarah Eddy - Drawing, Sculpture
Corrin Bishop - Painting
Skylar Langenbach - Photography
Mike Zukswert - Photography
Alex Blundetto - Photography
Claudia Fasino - Sculpture
Brian Perez - Printmaking


Sally D. Francisco Gallery at Peter's Valley School of Craft:
Sarah Little - Sculpture
Kathy Goldsworthy - Painting
Sam Lange - Drawing
Jordan Jansen - Drawing
Amber Frey - Drawing
Taylor Malavet - Drawing
Brittany Sciolaro - Ceramics
Brittany Leuthe - Ceramics
Emily Albinson - Aluminum Tooling
Halee Sytsema - Fine Metals
Emmi Uchida - Fine Metals
Mariah Millan - Fine Metals
Lanae Tallamy - Fine Metals
Brittany DeLima - Fine Metals
Alex Bundetto - Photography
Skyler Langenbach - Photography
Delaney Ritter Photography
Mike Zukswert - Photography

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Autumn Field Trip to Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center is widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, and has welcomed visitors from all over the world for fifty years. It is located in the lower Hudson Valley where its pristine 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most famous artists of our time. Just look at some of the scenes from that crisp, Autumn day! 









Thursday, January 31, 2013

Calliope Selected for Highest Award!

I am pleased to announce that the 2012 edition of Calliope, our school literary and arts magazine, has been selected by the National Council of English Teachers for Highest Award. 417 schools entered nationally, and only 26 earned Highest Award. Calliope was the only Highest Award recipient in the state of NJ. Congratulations to Peter Granville and Courtney Wirths, 2102 co-editors, as well as senior artist Gideon Feo. Ms. Strout and I are extremely proud to co-advise Calliope!