Virtual Tour of Sue Cranston’s “American School Girl” Exhibition
The Hopkins Center for the Arts has some new exhibits on display. One of them is called “American School Girl” by Sue Cranston, a full-time high school art teacher from Wisconsin.
“It’s a collection of work that explores her feelings and thoughts for young women and girls growing up not just in America, but the entire world,” said Jim Clark, visual arts manager at Hopkins Center for the Arts.
Located on the second-floor lobby, Cranston’s work includes a series of acrylic and mixed-media paintings and digital art.
“She used some traditional art mediums as well as some more common and everyday items to create the works,” said Clark. “She’s used a bulletin board, chalkboard paint. Also used are traditional oils and inks and monotype processes as relief prints.”
As a full-time art teacher, Cranston practices what she teaches. Finding inspiration comes naturally for her, says Clark. And there seems to be a bit of an Americana feel to her exhibit.
“I think really anyone could find something to relate to in the imagery and the themes explored. Certainly girls and women, but there’s something anyone can find themselves in I think,” said Clark.
All of Cranston’s works are available for purchase. For more information on the exhibit, click here.