NAHS members’ artwork recognized in contest


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Junior Scarlett Weir’s artwork depicts her mom in the 90s.

Roxy Cauchi, Arts & Lit Co-Editor

On Nov. 14th the National Art Honor Society hosted a juried exhibition  for current members to submit their artwork. Approximately, a total of 2,420 students participated, while only 127 art pieces were chosen. Among those 127 chosen were two DV students, senior Olivia Coelho and junior Scarlett Weir. 

Weir submitted a drawing depicting her mom in her old New York City apartment. 

“The photo was one my dad had originally taken of her in the 90s, while she was working,” she explains. 

Weir used charcoal to create her art, utilizing light and shadows to convey her emotions. 

 “My mom worked hard to give me a great life, and I wanted to honor that through this piece,” Weir comments.

Senior Olivia Coelho painted an abstract piece that depicted a figure who is neglected and ignored. 

“ I was inspired by the women suffering from the overturning of Roe V. Wade,” says Coelho.

Coelho is in the process of applying to colleges where she hopes to continue studying art.

“There were a lot of times where I wanted to give up,” Coelho says, “but the final product was so worth it.”