George School is proud to announce that Jō Adachi and Carter Sio ’76 were both selected as finalists for the 55th annual Art of the State Exhibition!
Art of the State is an annual juried exhibition that has been showcasing the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum of Pennsylvania since 1968. The exhibit includes 92 works of art by 92 artists from 31 counties of Pennsylvania. Finalists were selected from 1,850 entries from 542 artists. Jō and Carter are two of the three artists who were selected from Bucks County for this state-wide art show.
This was Jō’s first year entering his work for Art of the State, and the selected piece is especially meaningful to him. It’s a painting entitled Meadow he created during a sabbatical in 2019 of his eldest son lying in a grass field.
“I wanted to do a reflection on how my teaching impacts my work, my life, a reflection on what it means to be an artist, a father, and an educator,” Jō commented to the Lower Bucks Times. “So I went through personally-symbolic imagery and ideas and kind of put it in through portraiture of my kids.”
Carter submitted Black Bowl for the exhibition—it is ebonized hard maple.
“One of the strengths of the Arts Department at George School is that most of us in the Visual Arts are nationally known and recognized for our work as individual artists and teachers,” said Carter.
Art of the State 2022 will be on view from September 11, 2022 until January 15, 2023.