“I’ve been taking photos for as long as I can remember. When I’m with friends or family I often take pictures of them. It’s just something I like to do. When you’re around interesting people, there's often an element of surprise that can be found through the lens, which you otherwise might not see.
I live in Providence and am currently a freshman at The Greene School in West Greenwich.”
Student Artist of the Month
Hey! Are you an artist under 18? Have you always wanted to show your work in a gallery but thought, “gosh, how do I even do that?!?”
Now’s your chance to become one of The Collaborative’s Student Artists of the Month. “Sounds great, but what the heck is this Student Artist thingamabob?”
We’re glad you asked!
The Collaborative’s Student Artist of the Month is a program where a local high school or middle school student-artist is selected to be featured in our gallery for a month. We promote their work through social media and facilitate an artist’s reception where we supply refreshments and promotional materials (poster’s, flyers, etc.).
Unlike our Member Artists, we do not take a commission on sold work by the Student Artist of the Month.
My name is Ben Bartoszuk, I’m thirteen years old and go to school at Kickemuit middle school in Warren. I love art and always have, the latest way I have expressed this is through photography. It allows me to be creative artistically and technologically, it also allows me to be influenced by everything around me, from one end to the other.
"My name is Lauren Luk, and I am a senior at Mt. Hope High School. In these works I’ve focused on portraiture, for its simplicity and ability to capture the beauty within every person. We live in a society where many people, no matter the age, are exposed to the influence of social media, and a standard of unrealistic beauty is being set. I have encountered those who constantly say that they aren't beautiful, and have heard people make negative comments about another's appearance. However, I truly believe (as sappy as it sounds) that everyone is beautiful in their own way. With my photographs I strive to show the beauty that I will always see in people, both to the subject and the viewer."
“My Sweet Sixteen”
Bella Patterson is a sophomore at Seekonk High School. She has been interested in art her whole life. After her mom passed away from breast cancer in 2016, Bella uses her art to express her feelings about pain and loss.
Her mediums include pencils, sharpies and a tissue. She will be celebrating her Sweet Sixteen on June 28th.
Emma Hancox is a senior at La Salle Academy. She loves art, simple as that. Ever since she was young Emma would create with everything she could get a hold on, whether it was making dresses for her toy horses or drawing on the walls. Over this past summer, she found her own style. Since then, Emma has done a lot more work in developing her unique style. Painting is one of many ways she enjoys expressing herself. Many of the paintings she creates don’t have any particular personal meaning to them, so they are up for interpretation.
Faye Silvia, 16, will be entering her junior year this fall at Somerset Berkley Regional HS where she will continue her courses in studio art and college prep. Upon graduating in 2018, she plans to attend art school to study illustration and art education.
Chanel Khoury joins The Collaborative for the month of May!
She is a young artist with a focus on oil painting. She is from East Greenwich and attends LaSalle Academy. As a senior, she has completed her portfolio and will be attending New York University in fall of 2016. She will be majoring in Studio Art. Aside from her own work, Chanel also assists in teaching children the basics of painting and drawing.
Stop by The Collaborative to see more of Chanel's work.
Meet Sydney, The Collaborative's Student Artist of the Month for March 2016. She is not only a very talented artist, but Sydney is our FIRST SAotM!