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Parker School Student Among Artists Selected to International Art and Design Digital Exhibit

March 13, 2021, 12:50 PM HST
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An 11th grader at Parker School was chosen for inclusion in the 2020 College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Art and Design Digital Exhibit.

Lucas Koranda is one of just 51 international high school artists to receive this honor from more than 62,000 portfolios submitted, landing him in the top tenth of 1% of entries received. Additionally, Lucas is only the second student chosen from the state of Hawaii since the program’s founding in the 1970s.

“I am humbly grateful for this unanticipated honor and am proud to represent the visual artists of Parker School on an international caliber,” Lucas said. “This achievement could not have been accomplished without the assistance and support of my art teacher Ms. (Heidi) Buscher and the many other artists of Parker School.”

Lucas’ chosen artwork is the design and digital construction of an elliptical teapot and four complementary teacups.

“I used calligraphy pens and ink to construct a definite shape and size while experimenting with various glaze combinations, textures, and accessories,” Lucas shared. “I experimented with an online software, Adobe Dimensions, that was capable of replicating, manipulating, and professionally rendering my design in a digital realm.”

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Lucas was forced to reimagine his advanced placement art portfolio after the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down.

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“COVID-19 and distance learning diversified my 3-D AP Portfolio tremendously,” Lucas said. “Prior to the pandemic, I strictly worked on the pottery wheel. However, once quarantine was imposed, I was forced to explore other avenues and artistic mediums to complete my portfolio. I persevered through the materialistic challenges and utilized my extra time as an opportunity to enhance my work.”

Parker School submits more than 50 AP Art portfolios to the college board each year, totaling more than 25% of all submissions from the state of Hawaii, and each earning a 100% pass rate.

During the AP Art and Design Exam adjudication, more than 400 readers graded the more than 62,000 student portfolios submitted for review. The 51 students selected for the AP Art and Design Digital Exhibit represent high-quality examples of rigor and excellence and their works are shared with students around the world as an exemplar teaching tool. The AP Art and Design program was founded in 1972 and has grown from 4,500 student submissions in 1978 to more than 60,000 submissions received each year.

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To view the 2020 College Board AP Art and Design Digital exhibit, visit
https://2020artanddesignexhibit.collegeboard.org/2020-ap-art-and-design-exhibit.

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