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January 2014 


Nisk-Art Gallery Presents: "Selfies – The Art of the Self Portrait"

image from selfie exhibit 

Stephanie Hamelink, Grade 9, Self Portrait, Inkjet Print   


new exhibit will be on display in the gallery through january 28

A new exhibit on display at the Nisk-Art Gallery, "Selfies – The Art of the Self-Portrait" explores how students and faculty use self-portraits across many mediums to explore and manipulate identity. The exhibit will be up through January 28.

While self-portraits often describe an artist's physical appearance, they can also communicate and reveal other aspects of his or her sense of self. For this exhibition, The Nisk-Art Gallery selected self-portraits that provide insight into the artist: their stories, struggles and triumphs.

The work of nearly 50 students across the levels and four faculty members is featured. A reception will be held on January 20 from 6 to 7 p.m.

The Nisk-Art Gallery is an Arts in Education facility that is enjoyed by the whole community. The gallery is open during school hours. Please enter in the main entrance of the school or the bus loop and sign in with ID to receive a visitor pass. There is a wheelchair ramp available. The Nott Street Entrance to the gallery is open for gallery receptions.

The Nisk-Art Gallery was established in 1989 during the tenure of Art Director Mr. Frank Vurraro. The Gallery then continued to operate under the direction of Art Director Mr. Scott Walroth until 2014. The Gallery is unique in its conception as a school, family, and community center that connects people through the visual arts. The Gallery Club, under the advisement of Mr. Stephen Honicki and Director of Art Ms. Kelly Jones, serves as an "arts network" for the selection of artists while fostering authentic art gallery experiences for students. Exhibits feature award winning work by Niskayuna students as well as local, regional, and national artists.


Images from 'Selfie' 

image from selfies

Sally Becker, Grade 8, Self Portrait, Van Antwerp, Ink


image from selfies 

Nick Paquin, Grade 12, The Throne Room, Conte and Acrylic on Paper 


Kaitlin Wilson, Grade 12, Blues, Inkjet Print


image from selfies

Amy de Soyza, Teacher at Craig and Birchwood, Old Soul, Wax and Mixed Media