Essay On the 2019 Art Show (Jan. 9)
The Art Department had their Thirteenth Annual Photography Exhibit for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of DeMatha on Sunday, January 6th, 2019, at the LT ( SEAL) Brendan Looney '99 Convocation Center on the Third Floor Concourse.
Over two hundred people signed the Guest Book for Mr. Potskowski, students , and everyone who helped out with the show. Some of their comments are below.
From the Mollel Family, “What a thoughtful and beautiful display of incredible Photography. We would love to see it again with others. Very professional work. Congratulations.” Pat Goulden, faculty member, wrote, “ Truly outstanding work by Mr. Potts and his students! You never cease to amaze me.” Edson Demata ( not DeMatha) Ribeiro thanked Mr. Potskowski for teaching him. He said he learned so much and had a great time in his class. Finally, from Mrs. Williams, “Very Impressive!! We thoroughly enjoyed viewing the exhibit. It's amazing how the students were able to capture their subjects. Thank you.”
Mr. Potskowski started the program twenty-four years ago. The courses are very popular and the program has steadily grown to 150 pieces of Photographic Art work in different categories from black and white, nature, portraits, micro, and macro photography to photos turned into watercolors in his Advanced Digital class. New sections of photographs that display pictures of many young men giving their time to helping others in various communities coincide with the school's belief that faith in God extends to trying to live Christ every day by serving others with a grateful heart. A philosophical statement from Martin Luther King Jr. which simply asks us, what are we doing every day to help others, is at the top of the display of photographs.
Mr. Potskowski would like to thank Dr. McMahon and Fr. James for their ongoing wonderful support and advice, Mrs. Potskowski for her unfailing encouragement, her remarkable vision and her invaluable help with every aspect of the exhibit. He also would like to thank Greg of Three Brothers for the outstanding catering, Mrs. Paloucci for copying the program, Tom and Pham for the new light fixtures, promotional support by Tom Ponton and Connor Glowacki, wonderful music by violinist Zachary Shieh ‘19 and Mr. Holsey for his dedication and efforts in promoting the Arts at DeMatha.