Keeping the arts alive


To the Editor:

I would like to congratulate Chris Baer and Tiffiney Shoquist for the remarkable art department they have managed to keep alive during this pandemic. The work featured in the MV Times is a testament to their passion and their ability to inspire their students no matter what the circumstances.

As to the students, I am invariably impressed by the depth of talent in our high school — every year there is a new, wildly eclectic group of artists in all media ready to surprise us.

Last, I would like to commend The MV Times (and the MV Bank) for dedicating a whole section of the paper to the high school art classes. In times of stress, what helps carry us through are the arts … whether visual, theatrical, musical, or cinematic, and the paper covers them all. 

Thank you to our Island artists for bringing light during these dark times.

Monina von Opel