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NAHS Collages Help Raise Scholarship Funds

By: Madison Schioppo

Every year, National Art Honor Society (NAHS) members create original artwork in an effort to raise money for senior scholarships. Dedicated NAHS members who are going to college for art are eligible for these senior scholarships. In order to apply, they have to complete an application essay available each spring. Last school year, NAHS gave $1,200 in scholarships to seniors from the class of 2020. 

This year’s original artwork, collages, was inspired by local artist Michael Albert. Several years ago, Michael Albert came to High School East to present at one of the NAHS induction ceremonies. Albert uses cereal boxes to create collages with diverse meanings. He created ‘cerealism,’ which describes his unique and recognizable art medium. This year, NAHS members created their own artwork based on Albert’s collages and his unique style. Each member came up with their own theme represented in their collage, incorporating a word or phrase and a color theme for the background made completely from cutouts of boxes. There are currently over 100 collages still available for purchase on display in the NAHS art gallery located in the 300 wing. Each unique collage is only $5! Visit Mrs. Uttendorfer in room 541 with cash or a check to purchase a one-of-a-kind piece of art!

Photos courtesy of Madison Schioppo.