Hillcrest's Art Club
by Jennifer Valerio, '19
Hillcrest’s Art Club provides an outlet for the creative expression and expansion of the minds of our artistic students. They work on various projects throughout the year, some that involve teamwork and others that are individual. They also study and discuss art, from classical to contemporary, and visit art museums.
Senior Devyn Harrison is in charge of The Art Club. She was inspired to create the club because she believes areas of Hillcrest are “very dull” and wanted to brighten it up with murals around the school. Harrison wants to leave her mark on the school community and hopes that other members of the Art Club will continue the tradition she started after she graduates. Her main goal for the club is artistic progression through competitions with other schools, although they do not currently engage in competitions.
Lydia Sital, a senior, is also part of the Art Club. She joined because of her pure love for painting. As for what Harrison said, Lydia agrees, she also wants to leave an influential effect on the social environment in Hillcrest through art. Sital art is expressed on some of the classroom doors and she aims to finish as many doors as she possibly can to liven up the school environment before she graduates. Currently, Lydia and other members are currently working on the 308 door but they are not completely done.
The supervisor of the Art Club, Ms. Boghosian, is as passionate about art as the club members, stating, “ I have always been a supporter of art and those who practice it, so naturally, they asked me to be the supervisor and I agreed.” She adds, “I am proud of all the students who have contributed to the beautification of Hillcrest through the years. I love the murals and artwork they’ve created, so I continue to support their efforts.” Her goals for the club include motivating members to further educate themselves about the meaning of art, what it does, and how they can express themselves through artistic endeavors.
Unfortunately, many students are unaware of the club. In order to promote the club, club members post outgoing messages, hang up posters around the school, and leave their signature across the murals or doors they have painted. For example, on the third floor, room 392, the door was painted by the club. This club is for every student interested through all grades (9-12). For further information about the Art Club and how to join, see either Ms.Boghosian in the humanities S.L.C. or Miss Harrison, to discuss what the club will be able to provide for you.