Garfield Park Academy students once again filled the gallery at Virtua Memorial Hospital with artwork, raising spirits and awareness. A reception for the students and their artwork was held at Virtua’s Mount Holly Gallery on March 21st.
Using a variety of recycled materials, students developed themed artworks to call attention to human trafficking that not only plagues distant places but places close to home in New Jersey.
Large and small scale sculptures of realistic representations of human forms or heads were juxtaposed against depictions of super-hero heads. While the realistic representations suggest the random people effected by trafficking, the superheroes remind viewers of the strength and courage of victims.
One student’s mixed media painting calls attention to the good and evil in the world. Brilliantly detailed and meticulously crafted paper dresses were designed by two of our horticulture students. It was hard to believe the dresses were formed with only paper!
Back by popular demand, GPA’s Culinary Department prepared and served hand-made chocolate truffles and spinach balls at the Virtua reception event.