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NAHS art show inducts new members, displays work

NAHS art show inducts new members, displays work

Katherine Lombardi

May 10, 2019


Filed under News

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) held its annual art show and induction on Friday March 29, providing CHS student artists an opportunity to showcase work and receive recognition for their talents. The club inducted 27 new members and displayed over 100 art pieces. The show featured a variety...

NAHS inducts new members, showcases student artwork

NAHS inducts new members, showcases student artwork

Katherine Lombardi

April 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) held their annual art show and induction on Friday, March 29, providing student artists an opportunity to showcase work and receive recognition for their artistic talents. The show featured a variety of submissions, including paintings, sketchbooks, digital ar...

CHS photographers say their craft can be a form of art, just without the paintbrush

CHS photographers say their craft can be a form of art, just without the paintbrush

Liam Umbs

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts

CHS is one of the most artistic high schools in Monmouth County. But even though artists of all types make up a large percentage of its student population, most don't immediately think of photography as an art form. In a survey of 115 CHS students, 47 percent said painting was the first form of art that ...

New charge for Met admission starts talk about the price of art

New charge for Met admission starts talk about the price of art

Samantha Skolnick

January 25, 2019


Filed under Arts

Family photos. A grandfather’s camera. A mother’s ring. Society deems these items priceless, along with notable works of art, not because of their worth, but because of their meaning. But what happens when the priceless becomes priced? The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, known for its...

Dancers define the role of art and beauty in sports

Dancers define the role of art and beauty in sports

Allie Beekman

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

There is one question dancers always dread, the one question where the answer is not “plié”: Is dance an art form or a sport? There are various arguments supporting both sides, and often dancers’ opinions seem to stick in the middle. Sophomore Fran McCaffrey of West Long Branch said she spends abo...

Small artists take the risk to share their art with help of crowdfunding

Small artists take the risk to share their art with help of crowdfunding

Isabel Lindsay

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

Crowdfunding is an easy online way to fund projects by taking in small investments from a large number of people. Recently, lesser-known artists have been using crowdfunding to raise money and disseminate their work.   Through popular crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe, supporter...

Modern art has more depth than meets the eye

Modern art has more depth than meets the eye

Rebecca Heath and Jacynth Apora

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

“Cold Steam” by Cy Twombly looks like chalk scribbles on a blackboard, no art techniques applied. At its core, society characterizes modern art as experimenting and abandoning tradition. In fact, the contemporary art of today is so wide-ranging and abstract that critics often debate its credibility. ...

Little correlation found between mental illness and creativity

Little correlation found between mental illness and creativity

Carla Vreeland

November 21, 2018


Filed under Arts

People often say that pain leads to great beauty, but does the same apply to art? Throughout history, scientists have researched the link between mental illness and creativity extensively, and people often generalize artists as having forms of emotional disorders. While this may be true for co...

Pros and cons of art on social media

Pros and cons of art on social media

Madeline Holobinko

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts

From sketches to photography to paintings, art is just a click away, thanks to social media. According to Mashable, over 3 billion people take to social networking apps like Instagram and Snapchat to stay connected with the world. With such a large audience at their fingertips, artists have started t...

Digital art brings new perspective to art world

Digital art brings new perspective to art world

Liam Umbs

June 15, 2018


Filed under Arts

From the earliest of cave drawings to the intricate paintings of the Renaissance, art remains an integral part of society no matter what media characterizes the time period. Coinciding with the development of new technologies, more and more artists experiment with digital art. Programs such as Ph...

Underground art allows for emerging artists to blossom

Underground art allows for emerging artists to blossom

Madeline Holobinko

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

It may be called underground art, but with its growing popularity, it's far from secret. Art is considered “underground” when it is “outside or on the fringes of popular culture,” according to Tate, a British art institution. Any art can be considered underground, from music to sculptures to...

Madeira illustrates her talents through artistic endeavors, class council

Madeira illustrates her talents through artistic endeavors, class council

Evan Kuo

May 4, 2018


Filed under 1 in 300, Features

As both an artist and a diplomat at CHS, Emily Madeira got her start by following her sister’s footsteps. But, now she is forging her own path to success. A sophomore from Howell, Madeira began her artistic career when she was in the third grade. She saw that her older sister Jessica was good at ...

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