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Saskia Wong-Smith debuts senior show, “Don’t Be a Chicken”

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Saskia Wong-Smith '18 talks to Kisa Rozenbaoum '18 about her Eminem-inspired art show. The show will be open from Apr. 10 to Apr. 12 in the Upstairs Gallery.

Saskia Wong-Smith '18 talks to Kisa Rozenbaoum '18 about her Eminem-inspired art show. The show will be open from Apr. 10 to Apr. 12 in the Upstairs Gallery.

Photo by Ella Frey

Photo by Ella Frey

Saskia Wong-Smith '18 talks to Kisa Rozenbaoum '18 about her Eminem-inspired art show. The show will be open from Apr. 10 to Apr. 12 in the Upstairs Gallery.

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“Cuz I’m slim shady, yes I’m the real shady”


While Eminem will always be the “real slim shady,” Archer senior Saskia Wong-Smith has embraced his bravery and “slim shady” mentality to create her art show.

Filled with M&M’s and Eminem songs, Wong-Smith ’18 opened her exhibit on Apr. 10 in the upstairs gallery. Entitled “Don’t Be a Chicken,” the exhibit is an exploration of Wong-Smith’s personal voice and the discovery of how to be bold.

“This show includes works that come from my more quiet contemplative side, and a new piece inspired by Eminem —which has taught me unleash the boldness I have always had but have never been brave enough to show and explore,” Wong-Smith wrote in her artist statement.

Wong-Smith said making each piece helped her further discovered the way she views the world, her relationships, beliefs, sense of place and self.

“It taught me to be more accepting of different ways of doing and seeing things [and] how diverse the world is — as well as how unique we are as humans,” Wong-Smith said.

Sammy Raucher ’19 reflected on the connection between Wong-Smith and her art exhibit.

“Since I have known Saskia for three years, I feel like it represents a lot of different parts of her in a lot of different ways,” Raucher said. “I love the colors that she uses, and she is so talented overall.”

Photo by Ella Frey

Saskia Wong-Smith '18 observes her work as members of the Archer community come to see her show. Wong-Smith first heard about Eminem when her friends started singing his lyrics a couple of months ago.

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