If the right side of the brain covers art awareness and the left is responsible for science and math comprehension, then these talented students at South High School are tapping their full potential. The teens created a series of work that makes up "Geometrix," on display now at The Empty Space Gallery.
The show, which will have an artists reception on Saturday, is a geometric art project produced by South High math students. It is the product of the school's pilot math program, which aims to take students from algebra 1 through Advanced Placement calculus in four years. The program focuses on underserved youth with the goal to make them competitive at the college level and in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
This series of geometric art was created in the students' sophomore year, allowing the teens to express their creativity by harnessing the visual power of geometry. The two- and three-dimensional works use lines, shapes and angles to create artistic images.
Although the pieces are not for sale, prints of the works are available for $10 each. Proceeds will help cover the cost of upcoming AP calculus exams ($94 per student).
Saturday's reception will also feature music and refreshments. Art will remain on display through March 3, viewable during lobby hours of the theater's main-stage production of "Angels in America."
If you can't make it to the theater but want to help the students, you can also donate online at esonline.org/artgallery.