Art Update – February, 2018

FHS Update:

Firelands Artists Unstoppable in 2018 Cleveland Clinic eXpressions Exhibition

The FHS Art Department continues its legacy with inclusion in the esteemed Cleveland Clinic eXpressions competition again this year. Three juniors have earned a place in the exhibtion. Timothy Street takes an “honorable mention” for his wood sculpture of trees titled Severing Life illustrating whole leg and transmetatarsal amputation.  Devon McGinnis takes a “red ribbon” for his mixed media sculpture about the viability of crygenicically preserved tissue titled Calidtas Melody. Isabel Solowiej earned a blue ribbon for her mixed media work Mutated Jeans  illustrating the risk of coronary artery disease a single nucleotide displacement causes in African-Americans. They join a legacy of 14 Firelands artists who have been honored in this exhibition since 2008. In a field of 31 winning high schools, dominated by AAA schools, their’s is the only winning work from Lorain County. Of the nearly 1,700 works entered, less than 4% are accepted for exhibition. Of the 76 works selected, only 17 earned blue ribbons. That’s 1% of all entries.

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Mrs. Tawil, Timothy Street, Devon McGinnis and Isabel Solowiej. Photo credit to Mr. Solowiej.

The Cleveland Clinic Office of Civic Education hosts the annual eXpressions: An Intersection of Art and Science. Art students from high schools from around the country interpreted research conducted by Cleveland Clinic high school summer interns.  The process includes research and writing to gain understanding of the topic.  All 38 Art 2, Art 3, Art 4 and Advanced Art students selected their own studies to illustrate from a list of 74 summer projects. The art students read for understanding, orally presented, conceptually illustrated and composed brief artist statements for their entries.

A panel of art educators, medical researchers, medical illustrators, photographers, media and public health professionals evaluate each submission on interpretation, creativity, presentation, and initiative. The judges awarded four levels of recognition. Blue Ribbon winners receive $100. Red Ribbon winners receive $75; White Ribbon winners, $50; and Honorable Mention winners, $25. The Firelands Art Department will also receive a $100 educational grant for producing a winning entry in art.

The participating art classes hosted a reception on Dec. 6 in the FHS library to celebrate the completion of the project and share their works with family and friends while they awaited the results. This was the first opportunity the students could see what the other classes made in this comprehensive display. Students voted for “best in class” projects and the reception guests selected “People’s Choice” honors. Voted Best in Class in Art 2 is Mia Kuncel. Voted Best in Class for Art 3 is Emily Pluta. Voted Best in Class in Art 4 is Isabel Solowiej. The 1st place People’s Choice award went to Savanah Murray.

Exhibition and Catalog

All of the award-winning submissions are featured in a full-color eXpressions catalog of the exhibition, which opened with a reception and dedication on Thur. Feb. 15 at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland.  The exhibition continues through mid-March. The exhibit is open to the public during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5pm.

For more information about the eXpressions program and to view the virtual gallery of past exhibits, visit:

http://civiceducation.clevelandclinic.org/School-Based-Programs/Our-Programs/eXpressions.aspx

 

SAMS updates:

Amanda Mitchell

Amanda Mitchell, in grade 8 was chosen as an exhibitor for the 38th Annual Young People’s Art Exhibition sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association. There are nine regions in Ohio representing the OAEA, this year’s show includes 130 student artworks from all over the state.

The artwork will be on display from February 17th  to March 16th, 2018 during normal business hours of 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

FES updates:

Dorothy Wacker

Dorothy WackerFirelands Elementary School is proud to announce that Dorothy Wacker, Grade 2, has had artwork chosen to be exhibited in the 38th annual Youth Art Month Exhibition sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association. The exhibit represents Ohio students in grades kindergarten through eighth and is on display at the State Teacher’s Retirement Systems (STRS) building in Columbus, Ohio from February 17th – March 16th.
One hundred thirty-five pieces were selected for the juried show from the nine regions of the state that represent OAEA. The exhibit is sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association which is the professional organization for art teachers in Ohio. OAEA works to promote the arts and recognizes quality student art throughout the state through various exhibits at state and regional levels. The Youth Art Month Exhibition comes about through many volunteer hours by art teachers in the state of Ohio. Dorothy Wacker’s artwork was submitted for the show by Cara Proehl, art educator at Firelands Elementary School. A reception and awards ceremony will be held at the STRS building on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 for the young artists, their families and teachers

 

Zoe Glowacki

Firelands Elementary School is also pleased to announce that Zoe Glowacki, Grade K, has had artwork chosen to be exhibited in the 2018 Ohio Art Education Association’s Young People’s Art Exhibition.  The exhibit represents Ohio students in grades kindergarten through eighth and is on display at Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus, Ohio  from February 17th – March 16th.

One hundred thirty pieces were selected for the juried show from the nine regions of the state that represent OAEA.  The exhibit is sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association which is the professional organization for art teachers in Ohio.   OAEA works to promote the arts and recognizes quality student art throughout the state through various exhibits at state and regional levels.  The Young People’s Art Exhibition comes about through many volunteer hours by art teachers in the state of Ohio.   Zoe Glowacki’s artwork was submitted for the show by Cara Proehl, art educator at Firelands Elementary School.  A reception and awards ceremony will be held at Rhodes Office Tower on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 for the young artists, their families and teachers.

 

Firelands Elementary Art: Mrs. Cara Proehl

SAMS Art Department: Ms. Kacie Gligora

FHS Art Department: Mrs. Laura Tawil