7/11

Midnight madness marks you a starving man, Ever longing for the starry composition of a soda Or the kaleidoscope of sugar that greets your tired eyes. Here stands the messiah to your mind’s mutiny, Hand holding up a haggard face, worn by the fumes, You’d meet them at the end of worlds, those gallant gas … Continue reading

Russian Oligarchs as Art Patrons

For a while now, wealthy Russian oligarchs have been collecting art. Perhaps the earliest Russian oligarch who was an avid art patron was Empress Catherine the Great. She became Empress of Russia in the late twentieth century and collected thousands of art pieces and commissioned numerous others. The next time Russian oligarchs became prominent art … Continue reading

Banksy: Hack or Genius?

In 2018, a painting was sold at Sotheby’s auction. As soon as the sale was official, the painting began to move; as viewers looked on in shock, the painting’s frame shredded the artwork and left a pile of scraps on the floor. Who was responsible for this bold stunt? Well, no one really knows. The … Continue reading

Artist Spotlight: Nini Wong

Meet Nini Wong ’20, the featured artist! Some things you may not know about her is that she was once in show choir and plays the piano. She also enjoys wearing black because it’s a blank and versatile canvas. As for her art, Wong specializes in ink drawings along with linoleum and screen painting. Wong … Continue reading

Bob Ross

One of the most exciting echoes presented this fall, Painting with Bob Ross, is lead by the incredibly hilarious and talented art teacher, Mr. Mudd. He has recently joined Western Reserve Academy from Akron Ohio and is as excited as the students to be in such a relaxing, yet fulfilling class. The primary focus of … Continue reading

Moos Gallery

The Moos Gallery is an art gallery located in the Knights Fine Arts Center. The Gallery is special to the Western Reserve Academy community because most of the displays are made by the students and teachers themselves. It’s always a good place to go when you want to see the artistic side of your fellow … Continue reading

Artist Spotlight: Esme

The Artist Spotlight for this issue of the Reserve Record is Esme Cummins ’22. Some of her favorite mediums are drawing and photography, though she has recently started to learn to throw clay on a pottery wheel. A technique that Cummins uses when she draws is to draw in pencil without color. She states that … Continue reading

Florida Church Predicts Art Gallery Apocalypse

While Yellowstone geysers spew signs of the times, as a doomsday clock reveals how long the day will last, I am bathed in blue broad daylight that speaks of Oz. Do my parents even know that I’ve run away to Saturn? “Come in we’re open,” said the Ludacris Limbo and I walked through the 20/20 … Continue reading

Artist Spotlight: Juliana Xie

Meet Julianna Xie ’19, this issue’s Artist Spotlight! She’s from Nanjing, China. Her hobbies include snorkeling, traveling and reading. She also enjoys running track and field, but she is especially known for her art. Julianna has worked with many different art forms here at Western Reserve Academy, but she is especially proud of her work … Continue reading

Bob Ross ECHO: A Happy Accident

Every year, students at Western Reserve Academy are faced with the challenge of choosing their ECHO classes for the following year. From learning about women in business with Ms. Thews to cooking using chemistry with Mr. BB, the options seem endless. However, for many students, a new class caught their attention. “I really wanted the … Continue reading

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