2021 Cushing Academy Visual Art Magazine

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CUSHING ACADEMY VISUAL ARTS MAGAZINE VI


2021 CUSHING ACADEMY

VISUAL ARTS MAGAZINE

Each year, Cushing students produce an extraordinary number of creative pieces. This magazine highlights some of the artistic creations produced by our talented artists during the 20202021 academic year. We commend our students for their hard work, talent, progress, and willingness to share their work with others. We hope you enjoy their work as much as we do. FACULTY & PHOTOGRAPHY

Deborah Gardner - Department Chair Jeanine Eschenbach Katherine Lemieux ‘15 DESIGN

Philip Wexler

MISSION STATEMENT

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders.

Cushing Academy 39 School Street Ashburnham, MA 01430 (978) 827-7000 www.cushing.org COPYRIGHT ©2021 CUSHING ACADEMY All rights to illustration, photography, and text are reserved by Cushing Academy. Artwork may not be copied, reproduced, or translated in whole or in part without written permission of Cushing Academy.

Cover by Hirokazu Yano ‘23


CUSHING ACADEMY VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM Cushing Academy is home to one of the most highly respected visual arts programs in secondary education. We feature classes from beginning to advanced levels in a variety of mediums, including silversmithing, ceramics, painting, drawing, architectural design, photography, and stained glass. Within our state-of-the-art Emily Fisher Landau Center for the Visual Arts, we are able to offer unique courses of study and activities using an array of professional-level equipment. Students in the Visual Arts program encounter many avenues for self-expression. Our supportive environment allows young artists to grow and learn from distinguished faculty and from each other, and to appreciate talent and creative spirit. In addition to the major coursework offered by the Academy, there are also other opportunities for artistic expression and education. These include visits by guest artists as well as field trips to museums and studios throughout New England for students to experience practical applications of artistic endeavors. Cushing also offers an intensive five-week summer program in Studio Art and Portfolio Preparation.

COURSE OFFERINGS

Lilly Corso

Drawing

Fused Glass

Painting

Silversmithing

Advanced Painting

Advanced Silversmithing

Photography

Ceramics

Advanced Photography

Advanced Ceramics

Architectural Design

Art History

Stained Glass

Portfolio


DRAWING & PAINTING Cushing’s 40’ x 80’ art studio is filled with natural light and is the ideal space for students pursuing painting, drawing, and architectural design. The studio also serves as a space for art shows, demonstrations, and workshops.

Michelle Liang

Talia Trigg

Liam Munhall 2

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Michael Bertin

Julie Zhu

Pheobe Zhang

Liam Munhall

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Talia Trigg 3


Eunah Kim

Judy Song

Cindy Zeng 4

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Eunah Kim

Michelle Liang

Salina Cai

Chris Johnson

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Judy Song

Cindy Zeng

Cindy Zeng

Judy Song 6

Alex Oh

Eunsoo Kim CUSHING ACADEMY


Alex Oh

Yimo “Billy” Pan

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Sylvia Chessin

Yimo “Billy” Pan

Eva Li

Joann Ramirez 7


METALSMITHING In our metalsmithing studio, students learn to make jewelry as well as flatware and hollowware. This space is ideal for learning the full range of stone cutting and faceting, as well. The Academy also has an impressive collection of historic metalsmithing tools, some dating back to the 1800s.

Matthew Bertin

Ethan Manning

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Brady Horgan

Ethan Manning

Emmy Archuleta

Matthew Bertin

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Sarah Buchsbaum

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Brady Horgan

Yuze “Joe” Jiang Name

Courtney Lilley

Mathew Angela Bertin Ye

Austin Herrera

Lexi Browell

Name

Jack Lavalle

Justin Masteralexis

Name

Jamie Ryan

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Ryan Bertin

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Lily Wilcox

Lily Wilcox

Liam Munhall Name

Lily Brazis

Sarah Buchsbaum

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Lexi Browell

Jamie Ryan

Emmy Archuleta

Lily Wilcox

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GLASS STUDIO Cushing’s glass program combines the art of stained glass with contemporary methods. Our students study glass cutting, soldering, and fusing and learn to create bowls, plates, platters, pendants, and lampshades. Students work with copper foil, aluminum/lead solder, fused glass, stringers, frit, dichroic glass and hand rolled stained glass.

Anabelen Zaragoza

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Anabelen Zaragoza

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Katie Dolan

Lilly Corso

Sage Desai

Bryer Cagle

Grace McGovern

Kevin Yuen

Class Test

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Brian Lemay

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Gabrielle Shea FrostBertrand

Yue “Molly” Wang

Matthew McFadden

Matthew McFadden

Katie Dolan

Stone Evans

Bryer Cagle

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Katie Dolan

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Judy Song

Grace McGovern

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Lilly Corso

Bryer Cagle

Stone Evans 15


CERAMICS Students interested in trying their hand at pottery and sculpture have the very best equipment and supplies at their fingertips in Cushing’s ceramics studio. The studio offers nine Brent wheels as well as a slab roller, an extruder, and several kilns, both electric and raku. The large space provides plenty of room for instruction as well as individual work.

Dahwon Jung

Taichi Aikawa

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Dahwon Jung

Madison Twombly

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Kloe Martin

Tyra Humphres

Amelia Arthur

Taichi Aikawa Kloe Martin

Isaac Adegoke

Paige Wodarski

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Alexa Hale

Molly Hart

Maddie Twombly

Taichi Aikawa

Maddie Twombly

Isaac Adegoke 18

Paige Wodarski

Molly Hart

Becca Martin CUSHING ACADEMY


Becca Martin

Dahwon Jung

Alexa Hale

Becca Martin and Dahwon Jung

Becca Martin

Dylan Miller

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Rylie Jones

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Hank Xu

Hank Xu

Bryer Cagle

PHOTOGRAPHY At Cushing, photography students learn the entire process of traditional black and white film photography. Our studio includes an area to develop black and white film and a group darkroom with ten enlargers for students to make their own black and white prints. For more advanced photography students, we offer a digital photography class where students use Macs, Photoshop, and Epson printers.

Conor Mullin

Josie McFadden

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Bryer Cagle

Giovanni Tam

Cassie Smith

Adrian Uchidiuno

Cassie Smith

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Casey Wood

Naima Vazquez-Benson

Zahira Branch

Jackson Dorrington

Jackson Dorrington

Nikita Belkin

Cassie Smith

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Sylvia Chessin

Josie McFadden

Sylvia Chessin

Conor Mullin

Josie McFadden

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ARCHITECTURE In the Academy’s Architectural Design class, students learn to draft a blueprint and construct a sustainable structure. Students explore the conservation of natural resources while designing safe, healthy, and attractive living spaces.

Bade Adeosun

Alba Trier

Bade Adeosun

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Dan Lichtman

Erin Rutherford

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Dan Lichtman

Dan Lichtman

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Yichen “Jack” Ji

Tyler Ro

Yichen “Jack” Ji

Tyler Ro

Tyler Ro 24

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Tyler Ro

Tyler Ro

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Erin Montigny

Nacho Dominguez 25


SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS Cushing visual artists received 45 awards this year from the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Congratulations to Eunsoo Kim ‘22 and Tyler Ro ‘21, who earned top honors as National Medalists. As part of receiving the highest accolades, Eunsoo Kim’s digital work, “Fish VanGogh,” and Tyler Ro’s architecture piece, “Harmony of Individualism,” will be a part of the National Award online exhibition. Cushing had an impressive 11 Gold Key awards; all Gold Key recipients advanced to have their works judged at the national level. Our students also earned 16 Silver Keys and 18 Honorable Mentions. For the Massachusetts region, there were 5,800 total entries.

Eunsoo Kim

Tyler Ro

ADDITIONAL CUSHING STUDENTS WHO EARNED RECOGNITION IN THE SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

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Remy Dai ’23

Gold Key - Digital Art

Shenhao Jiang ’23

Honorable Mention - Printmaking

Eunah Kim ’22

Gold Key - Drawing & Illustration Gold Key - Painting Silver Key - Illustration

Eunsoo Kim ’22 Eva Li ’21

Gold Key and Two Silver Key - Digtial Art Silver Key and Three Honorable Mention - Painting Two Honorable Mention - Architecture & Industrial Design

Yvette Luo ’21

Gold Key and Honorable Mention - Painting

Silver Key - Digital Art Honorable Mention - Art Portfolio

Yimo “Billy” Pan ’21

Two Silver Keys - Drawing & Illustration Two Honorable Mentions - Drawing & Illustration

Joann Ramirez ’21

Silver Key and Honorable Mention - Photography

Yewon Seul ’22

Gold Key and Honorable Mention - Painting

Cindy Zeng ’21

Gold Key and Four Honorable Mentions - Digital Art Gold Key and Silver Key - Painting; Silver Key - Ceramics & Glass Silver Key - Art Portfolio Honorable Mention - Drawing & Illustration

Tianyue “Phoebe” Zhang ’23 Gold Key - Painting Yuxin “Julie” Zhu ’22

Silver Key - Sculpture

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Joann Ramirez

Remy Dai

Eunsoo Kim

Joann Ramirez

Yimo “Bill” Pan

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Tyler Ro

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Yimo “Bill” Pan

Yimo “Bill” Pan

Yimo “Bill” Pan

Yichen “Jack” Ji

Tyler Ro

Eunah Kim 28

Tyra Humphreys CUSHING ACADEMY


ART PORTFOLIO

Advanced art students who are in the process of preparing a portfolio of their work for college applications have the opportunity to participate in our Art Portfolio course. This allows them to develop a cohesive body of work that represents their overall achievement in art. Portfolio students devise projects that cover a variety of media, techniques, and themes. Instruction in presentation is also offered. Students can choose one or a combination of the following: drawing, painting, ceramics, metalsmithing, stained glass, photography, and architectural drawing. Portfolio may be taken each semester and earns credit as a major course or a major afternoon activity. Many Cushing graduates have gone on to prestigious art schools and are enjoying professional careers in the arts. Below is a list of colleges and universities attended by recent alumni. Art Center College of Design

Savannah College of Art and Design

Boston University

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Carnegie Melon University

School of Visual Arts

Montserrat College of Art

Skidmore College

The New School/Parsons School of Design

Stanford University

Purdue University

Tufts University

Rhode Island School of Design

University of California, Davis

Roger Williams University

University of California, San Diego

More than 150 Cushing Academy alumni are accomplished artists: photographers, painters, sculptors, architects, metalsmiths, art historians, fashion designers, gemologists, graphic designers, industrial designers, and more. Cushing Academy’s Arts Affinity Group aims to help bridge the connection among alumni artists and allow future alumni a glimpse of what they can do in their professional lives. To join, visit www.cushing.org/artsaffinity.

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