SPH Lippo Cikarang Whole School Art Exhibition: “QUARTZ”

Art is one of the most indispensable aspects of our lives, especially in our education at Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH). As a Christian school, we believe that art is God’s gift for humankind that reflects himself as the Creator of all things. We encourage students to create their own artwork in order to develop their creativity, imagination, sense of aesthetics, self-expression, and critical thinking.

SPH Lippo Cikarang held the whole school Art Exhibition from March 18-22, 2019. Held in the school’s gymnasium, this Art Exhibition displayed students’ artworks from Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. We could see the simplest to the most complex works of art with mixed medium. There were also paintings with different styles such as realism or naturalism, abstract, cubism, pop-art, impressionism, and many more.

We have the chance to talk to Mrs. Helen Schleper, the Academic Principal of SPH Lippo Cikarang, about the exhibition:

“At SPH Lippo Cikarang, we truly believe in holistic education and so we provide arts, sports and music from our Kindy to Grade 12 students. This Art Exhibition is truly phenomenal because you can see artwork from 3 years-olds and from students who are about to graduate at the IB DP level. It is really amazing that there is artwork from every single student, not just from students who are especially talented in art. Our teachers teach all of the students that God is our almighty Creator, He is an Artist, so that they are able to create artwork. I hope that all of the students and parents are proud of the fantastic artwork.”

“The Food Process” by Brandon Russell

“Golden Child” by Angela Chuang

Through an artwork such as painting, the students also can express their thoughts and ideas about world issues. One of the Grade 12 students, Brandon Russell, made a painting about food waste and world hunger issue. He tried to convey an important message about how the wealthy people consume food greedily and causes many food wastes, while on the other part of the world, there are many poor people who have difficulty to access proper food in a daily basis.

There was also an intriguing painting by Angela Chuang from Grade 11 that conveyed a deeper meaning behind it. In her painting, she tackled the issue of gender equality that made us ponder about the issue on a deeper level. From this exhibition, we can learn that art is not only about self-expression but also about sending a message and creating awareness.

Once again, we are proud of SPH Lippo Cikarang students. We hope that their creativity may flourish and they are prepared to become future creators and innovators for the glory of God.

Check out some of the students’ artworks: