Over the past couple of weeks the Andover High School Art Club and National Art Honor Society have been working on their newest project-painting the Andover Warriors logo on the baseball dugout. The logo is completed on the wall of the home team dugout, and the artists are set to finish painting the Andover Baseball symbol on the other wall, along with another Warriors logo on the away dugout by the end of the school year.

NAHS President Jen Monderer paints the AHS Warrior logo on the home dugout of the baseball field. (Photo by Juliana Lugg)

The current dugout project has spanned nearly 4 weeks and has given many artists an opportunity to use their skills alongside others. National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and Art Club President Jen Monderer says that “it was really great us to come together and paint outside in a different environment than we are used to. We have enjoyed the project thus far and are very happy with the results.” The artists aren’t the only ones who are benefiting from this experience-the baseball coach and players have also expressed gratitude toward the newly decorated dugout space.

This year, art teacher Jessica Daviso created a new chapter of the National Art Honor Society at Andover High School: a group consisting of individuals who enjoy to stimulate themselves both academically and artistically while finding ways to give back to their community. NAHS works in collaboration with the school’s art club every week on short and long term projects around the school and community. Their biggest projects this year have included the creation of a world map for the Be The Change Team and the reparation of the paper mache Senior Safari elephant. In March the club held a fundraiser at Cafe Nero in downtown Andover, where they were able induct the members of the National Art Honor Society as well as display student work.

“Art Club and especially the National Art Honor Society has made some amazing strides this year. I know the groups will be left in good hands for next year and that they will accomplish even more. We have a great group and a lot of creativity” says Monderer.

Interested in joining? The Art Club and NAHS meet weekly on Friday afternoons in room 115. Please speak with Jen Monderer if you have any questions.
By Juliana Lugg