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Visual Art News

  • The department is happy to be working with new consultants and guest artists for workshops.  These include Sebastien Boncy, Gaby Hurtado Ramos, Renee Martinez and Alexis Pye.
  • The sophomores are showing various small installations around campus. Please check them out.
  •  Currently, we have papel picados on display on the railing of the fifth floor and can be viewerd from the 4th floor. These were made by juniors and seniors of the art department.
  • Our Sculpture/Mixed Media/Textiles/Photo Show opens on November 5th.
  • The Freshmen Debut Show is on display from December 10-January 3.
  • We just finished two weekends of Middle School Workshops on October 23 and 30.  Thank you to the student volunteers over the past month in training and gave up a Saturday to make this happen. The Middle School Workshop is our fall fundraiser and is an important contribution to our daily functioning!

See our information on our exhibit at Diverse Works below!

DiverseWorks is pleased to present the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, The Happening, from October 28 – November 27, 2021.

Formed in 1971, HSPVA represents the first attempt by any public high school in the nation to correlate an academic program with concentrated training in the arts. DiverseWorks hosted HSPVA’s twenty-fifth anniversary exhibition in 1997 and is proud to recognize the lasting impact of this unique institution.

The exhibition’s title, The Happening, is the name of the beloved performance event led by the HSPVA students during lunchtime to collaborate, experiment, and try out new ideas with each other. It encapsulates the ethos of a school whose core mission is a deeply-rooted belief in self discovery and the arts as a career path. For me and for many of us, our time at HSPVA invaluably shaped our lives. This anniversary exhibition presents a multi-generational view of artists whose widely diverse practices share the same beginning.

—Laura Mott (’97), Exhibition Juror and Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Cranbrook Art Museum

The artists were selected by invitation and through an open call process by Xandra Eden, Executive Director, DiverseWorks; Laura Mott (‘97), Senior Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, Cranbrook Art Museum; and Anthony Suber (‘98), Artist, Educator and VP-Artist Advisory Committee, DiverseWorks.


Isela Aguirre (’95)
Chris Bexar (’79)
Gregory Michael Carter (’97)
Christopher Cascio (’95)
Jimmy Castillo (’94)
Dylan Conner (’07)
Amy Cousins (’09)
Margaux Crump (’07)
Jamal Cyrus (’91)
Chandler Dean (’14)
Amy Evans (’89)
Andrew Flanders (’13)
Ryan Francisco (’07)
Janice Freeman (’77)
Dan Gordon (’02)
Mykiah Goree (’20)
Dani Stinger Hammack (’07) &
Olivia Morrow (’17)
Mary Howe Hawkins (’75)
Daniel Heimbinder (’91)
Donna Hill-Wiley (’83)

Robert Hodge (’98)
Gaby Hurtado-Ramos (’12)
Sofya Karash (’05)
Lauren Kelley (’93)
Jennifer Lindberg (’89)
Will Michels (’86)
Marie Bannerot McInerney (’98)
Jason Moran (’93)
Lovie Olivia (‘95)
Josh Pazda (’03)
Patrick Renner (’00)
Lordy Rodriguez (’94)
Hector Serna (’01)
Brian Sikes (’74)
Mina Silva (’18)
Kaneem Smith (‘91)
Anthony Suber (’98)
Y.E. Torres (’94)
Joel Valdes Ponce (’17)
Jacques Louis Vidal (’00)
Liz Ward (’77)