“Noise Sound Voice,” an art exhibit featuring work created by Peter Deng ’19, will be on display Oct. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Cheshire Academy’s visual arts building.
The exhibit will include several pieces – sculptures and paintings – from Deng throughout his four years at Cheshire Academy.
“He’s the best painter we’ve had during my time here,” said Fine and Performing Arts Chair Fran Poisson, who has been at the school for 18 years. “He’s naturally gifted.”
Deng won a gold medal for his charcoal portrait “Paola” at the 2016 regional and national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. He earned another gold medal at the 2017 regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and then received a silver medal at the national awards for his pastel painting, “Say Cheese.”
His painting, “Human Condition” was selected from more than 600 submissions from regional high school students for last summer’s Bruce Museum iCreate 2018 exhibition in Greenwich.
“My work is a reflection of myself,” said Deng, who plans on majoring in art in college. “It’s my views about the world, society and people. I want to show my voice as an artist and give others a chance to listen to my voice.”