In late February, AP Studio Art students put their works on display at a special reception held in the Nichols Hall atrium. Using a variety of media, grade 12 students created paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs covering a vast range of styles and themes. Each student used a central subject or theme as the inspirations for his/her pieces. Inspired by Tim O’Brien’s book, “The Things They Carried,” Emily Wang created a series of drawings depicting famous historical events, such as the raising of the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima, the Tiananmen Square protests and the Vietnam War. A series of sculptures by Sylvie Dobrota illustrated principles of tension and movement that came to mind while examining a knot. Eric Swenson’s photograph portraits featured subjects as they imagined key moments in their lives, such as the passing of a loved one or a climactic scene in a movie.