Four BSGE Students’ Works on Display at Queens Borough Arts Festival

As of yesterday, May 11, 2016 the Queens Museum is exhibiting artwork by K – 12 Queens public school students, as part of the Queens Borough Arts Festival. We are proud to have four BSGE students exhibiting artwork. This is juried exhibition so not all the artwork that is submitted is chosen to be displayed.Two 10th…

BSGE Receives Its First 7 in IB Art!

Smith College is filled with many bright young women pursuing art, but BSGE alum Adela Goldsmith ’15 can proudly say that she is one of the few who have earned a 7 in IB Higher Level Visual Arts – and not just any 7. Adela is the first BSGE student to receive a 7 in…

BSGE Hosts Visiting Artists Maymanah Farhat and Athir Shayota

The BSGE Art Department often hosts visiting artists who can share their ideas and work with students of all grades, and on Thursday, October 29, Maymanah Farhat and Athir Shayota visited our school. Maymanah is a writer and art historian as well as a curator, while Athir is a painter. Both are long-time friends of…

Recap of Seniors IB Art Exhibition

On Wednesday, March 25th, sixty-five BSGE seniors each showcased five artworks they created as part of the IB Visual Arts program. This took place at the Aurora Gallery, less than 3 blocks from school. The exhibition took around a year and a half to complete, for seniors had to produce a minimum of 12 artworks…

9th Graders Get Artsy

On January 20th, BSGE IB Art teacher Ms.Schwarz and the entire 9th grade went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere. According to Ms.Schwarz, this is her third year going to the museum with BSGE students.   Ms.Schwarz wanted to have this trip because she thought it would be…

Themes Behind BSGE Seniors’ IB Artworks

Name: Nicholas Tan Year of Graduation: 2015 Date of Completion: Sept 2, 2014 Title of the Artwork: Disintegration 1) What is this piece depicting? What was your inspiration? My artwork is a sculpture comprised of two parts. The first section depicts a human skeleton on bare soil, having its bones chomped apart by a series…

Visiting Artist: Catherine Tafur

On Wednesday, December 10th, the art studio was filled with eager juniors and seniors partaking in BSGE’s first Visiting Artist event of the year. Ms. Schwarz arranged for her friend, Catherine Tafur, to present her work, inspiration, and process to the IB art students. Tafur’s presentation included seven paintings from her current exhibition at the…

Why Is It So Hard To Get a 7 in IB Art?

Going into the IB Middle Years Program is very stressful for BSGE students, especially knowing how hard it is to get a 7 in many classes. Classes only get harder as the years go on and it frightens many students that no one has ever gotten a 7 in Higher Level (HL) IB Art. Only…

BSGE Seniors Display Work at IB Art Exhibition

On Tuesday, March 18, BSGE seniors exhibited selected artworks they had created as part of the IB Visual Arts program at the Aurora Gallery less than three blocks from the school. The show marked the second year of BSGE displaying their work at the gallery, a shift from the library exhibits of past years. The…

7th Grades go to Noguchi Museum and Socrates Park

 On May 3, Stream 7-2 went to the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum as part of their Creative Writing elective. In class, students were taught how to make sculptures with various media including clay, wire, construction paper, among others, to connect to their personal narratives that the students wrote in class. The group…

Photos from IB Art Show 2013

This evening, BSGE’s seniors exhibited their art pieces at the Aurora Gallery in Astoria, NY. The seniors had been working on their pieces all year and have, since the beginning of the year, found a focus or theme for their pieces as well as what media they like to work in. Today, the seniors showed…

BSGE Senior Art Exhibition: Tuesday, May 21 5:30pm

The Art Department is pleased to announce the Senior IB Art Exhibition and Auction! All BSGE students, parents, and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend this special event that is two years in the making! 2013 BSGE IB Art Exhibition & Auction Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:30 – 8:00pm Aurora Gallery 35-18 37th Street…

Stream 7-2’s Creative Writing Project

For the past month, stream 7-2’s Creative Writing class has been working on a very interesting sculpture project.  It started out as individual work, but then became a group collaboration.  The students in the stream wrote their own personal narratives, and then had the chance to create a sculpture, drawing, or some sort of art…

Visiting Artist: Patricia SIlva at BSGE on 3/8

On Friday, March 8th, a visiting artist, Patricia Silva, came to BSGE and talked about her creation process as a working artist. Silva studied photography at the School of Visual Arts, and now works in a variety of mediums, including photography and film, and writes critiques and articles for art publications. We viewed a couple…

The New Art Display

The school’s art department recently decided to purchase the Seniors’ art work  in an attempt to create a school collection of art. The art now on display in the lobby across from the office is new this year and has attracted a lot of attention. The framed painting on display now is a wolf painted…

IB Changing

As the BSGE community embraced a new and better school year, the new juniors and their teachers welcomed a changes to the IB curriculum for certain courses.   With the introduction of such modifications, teachers and students alike have been adjusting to accommodate for the new assessments, topics and focuses. The subject with the biggest changes…

BSGE’s 2012 IB Art Show

The BSGE Senior IB art exhibit is a main product of those working on the IB art show in which artwork is displayed, graded and sold through auction. The art show occurs every year in the month of April. However this year might be the last time because next year will be different. Students will…

Juniors Visit the Emily Fisher Landau Art Center

On, November 11th, the 11th grade went to visit the Emily Fisher Landau Art Center, located in Astoria. There, students were exposed to various art pieces to help expand their knowledge of art, mediums on which to make art and, BSGE’s Art teacher Mr. Sheridan put it, to define what art can be. The students…