NAHS inducts new members, puts on annual art show


Marissa Ho

NAHS members and other students had their work displayed at the annual art show.

On Friday May 4, the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) hosted the annual art show and NAHS induction. NAHS inducted 30 new members after meeting the requirements for the club.

The event showcased students’ artistic abilities by displaying sketchbooks, paintings, animations and more. The show includes art from both NAHS inductees and other art students in CHS.

Junior Connor Martin of Spring Lake Heights was an NAHS inductee this Friday. He said the club promotes a creative environment for artists to strive in their work.

“Communications has really helped me develop as an artist,” Martin said. “I felt like joining NAHS was the next logical step to further my skills. It’s such an awesome, supportive club where everyone is keen to help each other grow as artists.”

Sophomore Lila Nathanson of Long Branch had her work showcased for the first time this year.

“I wanted to get exposed to the different mediums of art that I could possibly utilize in my future years at CHS, and use it as a vehicle for electives or other events in the future,” Nathanson said.

Nathanson discussed the creative aspects of her work for the show.

“The topic of my art is collage, and I used a number of old National Geographic magazines to create a surreal scene including multiple sets of eyes, a crowded train station and more random objects. All together I focused on a blue, gold and yellow color palette and the balance between the surrealism of the piece,” Nathanson said.

Sophomore Jill Tracy of Belmar attended the show and said she loved the variety of art on display.

“I liked how it was laid back and I appreciated the inclusion of not just traditional art but also animation, knitting and other kinds of 3D and interactive art,” Tracy said.