SDA Throws Faculty/Alumni Art Show
September 14, 2016
Students and staff filled the Mustang Gallery on Tuesday, as 22 alumni and previous and current staff showed off their art at the “80 Years: San Dieguito High School Academy Alumni & Faculty Show” after school.
Along with art teachers Angela Jackson and Kajsa Medak, Neal Glasgow, former alumni of the Class of 1967 and SDA art teacher for 16 years, helped curate the show. He gathered alumni and staff to participate in the event. He, along with the help of two students, also hung the entire gallery for spectators to view. In addition, singer-songwriter Heather Nation, a previous student of the Class of 2007, performed outside the art gallery, which is next to The Mosaic.Snacks were also complementary to the guests.
SDHS alumni of the Class of 2003, David Friedman, exhibited a painting inspired by stones rippling in a lake. He liked being a part of this gathering because “[he] liked seeing familiar teachers and students [he] knew and what they like to do now.”
Besides holding the event, Glasgow also participated in this event. He brought a large number of photos of the beach and animals found throughout the community. Glasgow said he was inspired to do these because “an important part of SDA’s community is the beach. Everyone experiences a special moment there.”
Jackson and Glasgow wanted to do this last year, but were unable to gather enough people that were interested and willing to spend the time. They hope to do another event that is similar to this one next year, and they were glad as many people showed up as they did.
“Especially at SDA, art is a way to express yourself if you are not an athlete,” Glasgow said. “It is something special SDA has had for many years and I have enjoyed being a part of.”