A handful of HHS art enthusiasts traveled to Lawrence on Friday, Feb. 16, to view the solo exhibit of HHS alum and Robinson native Justin Marable.
Students who attended — seniors Daniel Eccles, Gracie Miller and Liam Brook, and junior Alexis Watka — joined HHS art teacher. Karie Covert on the journey to Lawrence. The trip was designed for any students who might be interested in pursuing a career field in the creative arts.
“Sometimes... art programs in universities are not fully understood unless you actually walk through their amenities and see for yourself,” Covert said.
The adventure started at the Lawrence Art Center, where the group met up with Marable — a resident of Lawrence — who held a solo exhibit called “Time Shift Paradox.” The exhibit focuses around time travelers who intercede in a variety of historical events, in an effort to alter history.
“Marable’s exhibition was truly something eccentric, and it was a great way to show the true impact of installation art,” Covert said.
During the students’ time at the Lawrence Art center, they were able to meet up with Marable and examine the exhibit.
Marable received a number of awards during his time as a student at the University of Kansas. Marable has held a lengthy list of solo exhibits, beginning in 2005, and is currently an independent artist and printmaker.
The field trip helped the students gain an awareness of what could be in their future.