Ms. Jen Korn, Director of Student Services, and Mrs. Denise English, Administrative Assistant, reached out to the Art Department and asked if there was any interest from a student in designing a custom Jonathan Alder mural for their office. Ms. Moore, art teacher at Jonathan Alder High School, immediately thought of Eva to take on this project. Eva Boeckl, a senior at Jonathan Alder High and currently taking Independent Art class, painted a mural of the very well-known Jonathan Alder "A" logo in the Office of Student Services, located on the second floor of the high school.
Ms. Moore had Eva for the first time last year in Painting I class and was really impressed with Eva's work ethic and talent. "She has proven to be an outstanding Independent Art student in the short time we have been in school this year and the first art piece she completed this year only confirmed my instincts regarding her talent" said Ms. Moore.
Eva's first art piece that she completed this year is a large grayscale self-portrait on canvas using acrylic paint mixed with a drywall compound giving the paint a very thick consistency that created a layered textural effect. The piece has been entered in the Scholastic Art & Writing Competition
which is a highly prestigious national art competition
"We are so honored that Eva gifted this mural to us as we loved having her in our office (socially distanced) for the last few weeks. You can tell that she has such a natural talent and that art and creative expression is calming for her. We will definitely miss her!" said Ms. Korn.
Unfortunately, Eva will not be pursuing art after high school. Her plans are to go to college for Chemical Engineering and says she only uses her art and creative talents as a method of relaxation.