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Seniors Madison Turner and Claire Sulzer showcased their artwork from this year in the Eastern Star and upstairs gallery. Turner displayed her photographs, while Sulzer showcased her ceramics.


Madison Turner

Photo by Madison Turner
Senior Ciel Torres poses for the camera. Torres was assigned the color red for Turner’s art exhibit.

Turner opened her exhibit on Tuesday, May 9 during lunch for Archer students and faculty. She showed a series of photos from the year, all of which had a unique color scheme.

“My experimentation with these forms enabled me to hone in on the aspects of photography that I am passionate about, which are fashion, experimental, and portraiture,” she wrote in her artist statement.

Turner has been taking photography classes for six years and started before her time at Archer.

Her gallery is titled “MONOCHROMAT,” where she explored the connections between color, emotion and humans.

“In the series, I experiment with the style of film noir as well as lighting to dramatize the emotions that are depicted in the photographs,” she wrote.

Additionally, Turner paired each model with a certain color because she wanted to see how the models would connect to different tones.

“I really enjoyed Madi’s art show. I loved her different use of lights and how she focused specifically on the subjects’ faces,” senior Alyssa Downer said.


Claire Sulzer

Sulzer also opened her exhibit on Tuesday, May 9 during lunch for Archer students and faculty.

Photo by Anika Bhavnani
One of Sulzer’s ceramic pieces with a mandala on it. Sulzer’s show opened on May 9.

Throughout her second semester, she worked on ceramic plates inspired by mandalas, traditionally Hindu symbols that represent the universe.

“I chose to explore mandalas and represent them in my project because carving and glazing them can be difficult,” she wrote in her artist statement, “as [they] require a lot of precision, they are detailed, and they tend to be circular, which worked nicely with the circular shape of my plates.”

Sulzer has been taking ceramics for four and a half years.

She noted that her favorite part of ceramics is “painting underglazes onto pieces or using a technique called sgraffito where I use a needle tool to kind of carve into the clay.”

Both Sulzer and Turner’s shows will be shown at Archer until May 16.

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