Month: March 2016

Jessica Oppert

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I’ve had a strong passion for creating art since I was a young kid. I am

very energy conscious; I believe that the positive and negative energies

that I consume in places such as food and environment come out in other

aspects of my life, particularly my artwork. These energies I feel are what

lead me to open my mind to endless possibilities, and these possibilities

have lead me to question the world we live in more heavily. These are the

underlying ideas that I find resonate within me and my work.

I’m currently a graphic design student at Norwich Technical High School,

though my goal for the future is to travel and explore more artistic

possibilities for myself.

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Xiangyu Jin

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Xiangyu Jin is my Chinese name, and I’m an international student

studying in the Norwich Free Academy.

Since I was young, I can say that my father influenced me lot. He

bought and designed one of the first generation of bars in China, and is

most likely how I learned how to discover and create stuff.

There is a Chinese term we called yishudakeng (art pit), used to

describe people who go to art school as being those who can’t get good

grades anywhere else. That makes it difficult for me to learn about art

which I fully love, so I came to the U.S. to study.

I like working with soft, fluid line in my art, all the beautiful lines gives

billion of ideas, my mind rolls, my blood boils, my hands tremble, with a

voice telling me, “this is what you should strive to pursue”.


薯条山!  凶蛙2

无题  旧工厂


Woman-and-Man         TheFlower

Clara-Luz Hoffman

I am Clara-Luz Hoffman, a New London artist that attends the Science

and Technology Magnet High School. I’ve been drawing ever since I could

pick up a pencil, and since then I’ve been head over heels in love with art.

Art is something I can lose myself in, pour my soul into, and just have fun

while creating it. I am inspired by my surroundings, my imagination, and

the people in my life.

I love to work with vibrant colored paints, and make these surreal eye

catching scenes. I enjoy putting a pencil to paper and drawing lines and

shapes that don’t seem to make sense together at first, but fit together in

the end. I love to exaggerate features and to paint harsh colorful shadows

on the human face to represent different moods. I enjoy sketching eyes

because I believe the eyes tell so much more about a person, than

anything else. My art represents who I am, how I live, and how I perceive

the world around me.

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Adriana Robbins

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My name’s Adriana Robbins (Addy).

I love art and the way it influences the world… and continues to

influence me. I feel like a richer person for having had art in my life, and

I’d like to share that. So I create a lot, mostly rough drawings that I draw

for myself, but I have a desire to change the world and the way people

view it. I want people to become aware, and to be happy.

At my school, Norwich Free Academy, I’m in three clubs: Writer’s Ink,

Quiz Bowl, and Student Art Association. I am also a member of the

National Art Honor Society.

My art usually includes rough pencil marks and visible brushwork

along with smooth shading and transitions. Currently I’m experimenting

with using objects as metaphors in my work, focusing mainly on time, and

the passage of it.

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Christmas Lights In July   Grasp

Carlstrom Still      Church

Sharpener   Swing

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ArtCPS part II proposal

CLOSED AFTER DARK – An appeal for public art funding for derelict parks and public spaces in the Norwich-New London metropolitan area. This video uses McDonald Park in the City of New London CT as an example of the type of locations found throughout the area.

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