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Senior Art Show: A first Glimpse into the Artists’ Journeys

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Lucia Derriman ‘24 poses for her mother’s picture, in front of her three art pieces displayed at the Senior AP Art Show.

Mayfield’s Senior AP Art Show in the art gallery showcased AP 2D Design and AP Photography students’ incredible work. Our senior AP Art students include Kasani Freeman, Viviana Salazar, Kelsey Babcock, Sarah Brennan, Mia Mayer, and Lucia Derriman, all displaying art exploring jaw-dropping mediums such as mixed media collage, oil on canvas, and oil on board. 

Each student displayed two or three art pieces. Mayfield families and students who visited the show had the opportunity to be able to hear directly from the artists themselves about their inspirations and thought processes behind the artwork. 

Oil painting by Mia Mayer ‘24, featuring still shots of significant objects she found in her home, such as an image of her mother as a child with her baby kitten. (Mayfield Crier)

Mia Mayer’s oil painting (pictured above) features still shots of different objects such as an envelope, a photograph of her mother as a child, a playing card, and a post-it. “This piece was one of the first occasions where my AP 2D Design class experimented with the medium of oil on canvas,” said Mayer. Before creating the piece the process included “collect[ing] a bunch of objects from home that held meaning in some way,” said Mayer.

Lucia Derriman’s ‘24 three art pieces featuring objects such as Australian currency and a snorkeler. (Mayfield Crier)

Lucia Derriman ‘24 kept her AP Art Portfolio in mind while producing her artwork (pictured above). “Going into certain pieces I was thinking more about what’s personal to me,” said Derriman. 

Kasani Freeman’s ‘24 directing Monica Zepeda ‘24 towards her eye-catching photographs. (Mayfield Crier)

Kasani Freeman ‘24 displayed a photograph in the gallery (pictured above–image to the right) with layered images, one of hands in prayer and another of a statue of the Virgin Mary. 

“I made the piece at a time where I was really thinking about religion,” said Freeman. “I’ve always been more connected to Mary than any other religious figure.” Freeman explained she feels a connection to Mary more than any other religious figure,  “I’ve always thought of Mary as the patron saint of teenage girls,” said Freeman.

The Senior AP Art students demonstrated their individuality and unique perspectives through their art pieces. If you haven’t gotten the chance, make sure to stop and check out our senior artists’ work in the art gallery. Check out the pictures below to get a sneak peak of the art gallery!

One of Kelsey Babcock’s ‘24 mixed media collage art pieces filled with bright colors and unique patterns, such as a world map, stars, and stripes. (Mayfield Crier)


Sarah Brennan ‘24 smiling in front of her three art pieces, exploring the mediums of oil paint and acrylic. (Mayfield Crier)


Viviana Salazar ‘24 posing in front of her wonderful AP Photography photographs, including one exploring the lighting within the interior of a bus. (Mayfield Crier)


Michael Dimen looking at the intricate layering and details on Mia Mayer ‘24’s mixed media collage artwork. (Mayfield Crier)
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Monica Zepeda
Monica Zepeda, Co-Editor-In-Chief
Monica Zepeda is a senior at Mayfield Senior School. She joined the Mayfield Crier as a freshman and as a senior, she will serve as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Crier. Monica will contribute towards encouraging members to especially use their creative ideas when writing on The Crier. She is this year’s ASB President and is a senior retreat leader. Monica is the head of Mayfield’s Poet Society, and she will strive to peak students’ interest in poetry. She is also the co-head of Mayfield’s Fashion Club. She is a member of Creative Writing Conservatory, Vocal Conservatory, and Women’s Ensemble, where she explores her passions for writing and singing. Monica loves watching classic romance films, listening to music, shopping, decorating her room, going to concerts, and writing poetry. She is beyond excited to discover what Mayfield and The Crier has in store for her last year at Mayfield.

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