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Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

By Editorial Staff

April 16, 2019

Rumors regarding Michael Jackson’s pedophilic relationships with underage boys have been circulating the media for more than a decade. The release of  “Leaving Neverland,” a damning documentary examining Jackson’s alleged pedophilia, has spurred a fresh wave of the classic debate: how does o...

Of a Different Breed

Of a Different Breed

By Lucas Rosevear

March 4, 2019

Hidden away in Tam’s mass of students is a small, a very small, but distinct subset of students (and an alumnus) linked by a common, somewhat taboo, artistic interest; anthropomorphic animals. Yet, being part of the small community is often difficult, as those who count themselves as part of it are...

Annual art fair raises money for art department

Annual art fair raises money for art department

By John Halloran

December 15, 2018

Tam’s annual Visual Arts Winter Faire took place on November 29-30 under a tent in Freshman Court. For two days each winter, a massive white canopy envelops the area to showcase student work from the previous semester, offer certain items for sale, and raise money in order to continue offering the ...

Teens Take on Fall Arts Festival

Teens Take on Fall Arts Festival

By Jissell Kruse

September 27, 2018

Additional Reporting by Kennedy Cook The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival (MVFAF) was held on September 15th and 16th in Old Mill Park. The festival has historically been a community event that “reflects the spirit of Mill Valley and its purpose of supporting established independent artists and emer...

Lily Wyle – Acrylic Painting

Lily Wyle – Acrylic Painting

By Kylie Sakamoto

December 11, 2017

You find yourself face to face with a swirl of purples, blues, pinks, and whites. Following their abstract pattern, you can’t decide if your looking at it upside down or rightside up. Lily Wyle hopes to portray this abstractness in all of her pieces. The circular canvas dripping in acrylic paint is ju...

EDITORIAL: The Artist vs. Their Art

November 15, 2017

In the weeks following The New York Times’ story on Harvey Weinstein’s pattern of sexual harassment and assault in early October, as more and more people have come forward to accuse prominent pop culture figures of misconduct or abuse,  with a frustratingly complex question: Is it possible to sepa...

Featured Photo: Stall Art

Featured Photo: Stall Art

By Kennedy Cook

November 6, 2017

On November 6, 2017 this graffiti art was found on the stall of the student center's woman's bathroom. This art will most likely be removed by custodial staff,  so, for posterity, our very own Kennedy Cook snapped this beautiful photo. We can now forever bask in its undying glory.    

Maren Curtis Artist and Entreprenuer

Maren Curtis Artist and Entreprenuer

By Kennedy Cook

October 26, 2017

The same everyday events you and I experience are transformed into pieces of wearable art by junior Maren Curtis. From kindergarten on, Curtis’s world has revolved around art, whether it be watercolor, pencil drawings, or her favorite: ink drawings. “I love using ink to draw everyday events and...

Life Model Sketching in the Tam Art Program

By Ephets Head

March 18, 2017

Drawing live models is somewhat of a standard landmark in an artist’s education, but often the experience is romanticized and exaggerated for entertainment purposes by Hollywood and in movies. When the average student hears that those in Tam’s drawing and painting course have their own sessions with...

Opposed to Prose

By Benjamin Wall-Feng

March 18, 2017

In the early months of the new year, half of the freshman English classes dive headfirst into the world of poetry. Poems are read, analyzed, orated, written, and displayed in a series of exercises and competitions. The nature of the medium ensures that every voiceless teenager is given a chance to speak....

Art Ex

By Megan Butt

March 18, 2017

In many ways, joining the Tam News as a freshman has been both a blessing and a curse: it has been an opportunity to strengthen my writing skills, in addition to my regular English classes, as well as a place to meet new people with whom I share a common interest. However, my choice has more blatantly...

Art in The Photo Room

Art in The Photo Room

By Ava Finn

March 6, 2017

Art students at Tam have always had the freedom to express themselves. Of course there are lines that must be drawn to outline the definition of what art can be to a high school student for school, and those lines or boundaries must be drawn over both girls and boys. All students, whether boy or girl h...