Potter Valley

Senior Art Show

Senior artists from

Potter Valley High School

are gearing up to present their

first group show together entitled,

“Guertena West: The Horror Lives”

a reference to a Horror RPG game. 

Jasmine Montes de Oca, Kiana Hloucha, Emily Emmitt, and Jocelyn Gonzalez are advanced artists showcasing their various artistic abilities through photography, painting, 3-D mixed media work, and live installation. They will be joined by Potter Valley Art teacher Lauren Hartman to present their most awe-inspiring and haunting work for the show.

Jasmine Montes de Oca, Kiana Hloucha, Emily Emmitt, and Jocelyn Gonzalez are advanced artists showcasing their various artistic abilities through photography, painting, 3-D mixed media work, and live installation. They will be joined by Potter Valley Art teacher Lauren Hartman to present their most awe-inspiring and haunting work for the show.

“Geurtena West: the Horror Lives” is a reflection of modern youth’s fascination with the Horror genre in popular culture, unsolved mysteries of the past,

and a taste of the occult.

Presented with advanced technical skill and coupled with a unity of purpose,

you won’t want to miss this amazing show featuring these

talented young women.

Their work will be on display

at the Corner Art Gallery in Ukiah

from March 3rd to March 24th. 

Please join us for a reception during the First Friday Art Walk at the Corner Gallery on Friday March 3rd, 2017 at 6pm.

Amanda Reardan

My name is Amanda Reardan and I am a fifteen year old sophomore at Ukiah High School. This year, I am taking the advanced photography class where we learn new ways to take striking photographs that capture our ideas.

Even as a young girl, I loved to take photographs with my

parent’s small Canon camera,

but soon wanted my own to experiment with. I received a

blue Kodak (which I still have)

and went crazy, snapping photographs of anything and I have not stopped since.

The day before I was to leave

for a Washington D.C trip in 8th grade, my grandfather gave my family a Canon PowerShot

SX60 HS, which is an amazing camera. This camera is also part of the reason I fell in love with photography even more which is why I take it everywhere.

My favorite form of photography is almost anything outdoors and alive. I love to be able to lose myself in my surroundings, trying to showcase the way I see nature. I was raised outdoors and developed an early appreciation for its beauty. Whenever I need an escape from school or stress, I just grab my camera and go outside, snapping photos of whatever I can find, especially my favorite willing and loyal subject, my dog Rosie.

 

My parents and family have supported me tremendously from the very beginning, giving me ideas and being enthusiastic to stop at short notice on a road trip and go on an adventure for a photograph. I am also very grateful to my teacher Lech Slocinski for continuing to support my photography and helping me improve through amazing opportunities.

updated June 2020