Recently, our Upper School Art Exhibit “Island Paradise” amazed not only our school community but the community at large.
This exhibition, which took more than 6 months to create, had the purpose of making students reflect on the environmental problems we are facing today as well as the relationship they individually have with nature and its elements.
Subjects such as how the natural resources of Puerto Rico have shaped are history, culture and economy were other areas that students explored through their research and creation process. Each group had the opportunity to explore different artists, periods and movements all in relation to nature.
The results of this thorough process were aesthetically beautiful but also required students to immerse themselves in a subject that interested them, reflecting about the world and their agency in it. An IB education promotes that leaders find solutions to the problems that we are facing now and in years to come.
In that line, four Senior students gave proof of what an International Baccalaureate education is all about with their project “Visualizing Climate Change Through Art: Puerto Rico’s landscape 100 Years from Now”. This interdisciplinary project consisted of making projections of how Puerto Rican landscapes will be affected due to climate change. The students selected a landscape and created visual representations of what they will look like 100 years from now. As part of their research and artistic process, they integrated other subjects such as Math, Biology, Technology and English.
Check out this article about the art exhibition by El Nuevo Día!