The Delta Airlines baggage claim at Terminal 1 at SFO just got more interesting. A student-curated exhibit called "Window to the World," which explores the experience of travel, will be on display at the airport through July 11.
Travelers flying in or out of San Francisco International Airport this summer will be treated to a Convent & Stuart Hall art exhibit in the baggage claim area of Terminal 1.
Featuring the work of 28 students in an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Visual Arts class, the "Window to the World" exhibit is now on display through July 11. This is the fourth time SFO has invited Convent & Stuart Hall students to showcase their work, but it is the first collection produced by IB students.
The IB Diploma Programme, which launched last fall, requires students to participate in one project focused on creativity, activity and service (CAS). Juniors Diego Corea and Marguerite Williamson chose to curate the SFO exhibit for their CAS project.
"The whole purpose of the IB Diploma Programme is to have students open their eyes to different cultures and places around them," Diego says. "Going to new countries, exploring new places and cultures cannot be done without the help of transportation."
Diego and Marguerite, with support from Visual Arts faculty Patter Hellstrom, created the theme of the exhibit and show description, which reads: "The exhibition approaches travel as more than a route between origin and destination, but rather, an experience that provides a different perspective from which to view our world."
The co-curators introduced the idea to their classmates — each of whom submitted an art piece on topics from international cuisine to flight attendants to iconic landmarks — and then designed posters to publicize it to the greater community.
Before the exhibit was installed, the Visual Arts class took a behind-the-scenes tour of SFO's permanent collection and saw the gallery space where their artwork would be displayed.
"I am very proud of my fellow peers in taking this risk to have our art shown for the public," Diego says, "and it shows the rest of the world the immense talent we have."
Image credit: Poster designed by Marguerite Williamson, Grade 11