Preparing Boys for Life

Sophomore named youngest-ever showing artist at Yellow Springs Art Show

IV Former Christopher Moller is currently showing seven of his oil paintings at the Historic Yellow Springs (HYS) 46th Annual Art Show and Sale in Chester Springs, Pa. The show runs until May 12 in the Lincoln Building Galleries and comprises paintings, drawings, and sculptures from more than 216 professional artists. At 16 years old, Moller is the youngest showing artist in HYS history.

“When I was younger I went to this show with my parents,” said Moller. “Last September, I showed the committee my paintings, and I was very excited I got into the show. The best part was the opportunity to meet a lot of working artists at their Artists’ Reception.”

Moller started painting when he was around 10 years old and favors landscapes and still life. He has about 30 paintings in his current portfolio and is currently taking 2-D Art with Art Department Chair Chris Fox, whom he credits as a mentor.

“Mr. Fox gave me the freedom to explore my own projects and guided me to finish them,” said Moller.

Moller will continue improving his art this summer. He will be participating in the Art on the Farm Summer Art Program at Cow House Studios in Wexford, Ireland, taught by Haverford alum Frank Abruzzese ’96 and Abruzzese’s wife Rosemary O’Gorman. Moller hopes to display more paintings in other art shows in the future.