FHS Art Update – November 2017

Firelands Art Featured at the ESC Lorain County Board Office Display

Every other October Firelands is invited to display K-12 artwork at the Lorain County Educational Services Center Board Office at 1885 Lake Avenue in Elyria. The first exhibition of the school year is both exciting and challenging. By the end of September elementary students may have had only 4 art classes at the most. It is a great accomplishment for any students to have exhibit-ready artwork this early in the year. The artwork was on display through Nov. 2 in the main reception area of the ESC office building.

Firelands Elementary School participants- Kindergarten:  Landon Petrella and Morgan Bartley; First grade students:  Lainey Scholl and Matthew Klingshirn; Second grade students:  Kinsey Wissinger, Paytyn Young, Emerson Zidar, Ava Huston and Kyrie Holliday; Third grade student:  Avarie Carstensen; Fourth grade students:  Callie Finnegan, Lyla Fontaine, Michael Janosik and Janna Milleson; Fifth grade students:  Jesse Yakunovich and Kyleigh Klingshirn.

Firelands High School participants- from Art Fundamentals Chandler Brotko, Sam Formholtz, Kaya Loyd and Trevor Weller. From Art 1 Caden Boetticher, Sarah Conn, Audrey Lyons and Alex Smith. From Art 2 Renee Clippinger, Kayla Palmer, Hannah Spiegelberg and Brianna Toledo. From Art 3 Alex Brill, Sierra Frazier, John Mullins and Sophia Prideaux. From Art 4 Sarah Drury, Michael Durdak, AnaCecilia McKay Lodge and Abby Perry.

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Some of the FHS exhibiting artists;
Sarah Drury, Audrey Lyons, Renee Clippinger, Michael Durdak, Kaya Loyd and Sophia Prideaux

FHS Art Students Included in Statewide Art Exhibition

Five Firelands High School Art students have their work selected for a statewide art exhibition on display now through Oct. 21 in downtown Columbus. From over 200 submission, less than 130 works were selected the annual “Emerging Artist” exhibition. The focus of this exhibition is to feature advanced crafting skill and encourage the brightest potential among underclassmen. Sophomores Mia Kuncel, Jenna Selent and Hannah Spiegelberg and juniors Bailey Borer and Marley Buckner qualified for this exhibition with their works. Kuncel’s work is an exquisite hand-drawn celtic knot. Selent is competing with a dizzying zentangle design. Spiegelberg is represented by an oil pastel portrait of her cat, Geo. Borer enters a miniature triptych of a beach landscape. Buckner is showing an oil pastel portrait of a dog named Buster. Their works are being juried a second time for best-in-category and best-in-show honors.  Winners and all participants will be celebrated at a reception on Saturday Oct. 21 at the exhibition in Columbus. The Ohio Art Education Association, a non-profit professional organization of art educators, hosts this exhibition at the State Teachers Retirement System atrium on Broad Street in our state capital.  

FHS art students in Columbus Emerging Artist show 2017

Arts in Education Week 2017

Mrs. Laura Tawil presented Arts in Education Week 2017 2017 at the September Board of Education Meeting. We proudly thank the following Firelands Arts Teachers for their dedication to our students:

  • Drama: Mrs. Anne Callahan, FHS
  • Music: Mrs. Julene Woods, FES
  • Mr. Mike Brawley, FES and SAMS
  • Mr. Dustin Wiley, FES and FHS
  • Mrs. Wendy Johnson, SAMS and FHS
  • Visual Art: Mrs. Cara Proehl, FES
  • Ms. Kacie Gligora, SAMS
  • Mrs. Laura Tawil, FHS

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