A San Luis Obispo High School Exhibit about women, for women
Artists Reception during Art After Dark,
Friday, March 2nd from 6-8pm. Show runs through April 3rd.
All proceeds from sales will be donated to the Women’s Shelter Program in San Luis Obispo
With the media exploding with allegations, assault and inequality, it forced the students to ask, “What does it mean to be a women in our society today?” Each student has taken their own interpretation of the importance of women. Some simply highlighted the female form, others created controversial works that speak to student-believed injustices.
This project idea began with San Luis Obispo High’s Art Club, and has grown into a multidimensional exhibition. The excitement of the students was contagious across all the classes, not just Art Club, but indeed high school students from a broad spectrum.
This exhibit includes contentious content–students of San Luis Obispo High School have embraced the controversial subject with passion and honesty. Some viewers may find certain parts of the show difficult to look at, but some of the art is meant to stir discourse and discomfort. We are forced to examine our personal views on the role of art and how it reflects the society in which it is created. Some of the subjects addressed are beauty, equality, kindness, menstruation, and body shaming.
The beauty of this show is who it truly benefits. The student artists have decided to put the art for sale with all the proceeds of the exhibition to be donated to the Women’s Shelter Program in San Luis Obispo, making it a show about women to help women in our community.
The art department teachers helping with this exhibition consist
of Mike Norton, Zach Roper and department head Amanda Eedle.