The Drawing and Printmaking 2018-19 Rohingya Memory Project Delivery Video

The Memory Project portraits that the OHHS Drawing and Printmaking students, local teachers, and artists created earlier this fall were successfully delivered to the children and teens from Rohingya. The Rohingya ethnic minority has been called the “most unwanted” group of people on Earth. Nearly a million fled genocide in Rakhine Myanmar last year and are currently sheltering in a huge refugee settlement in Bangladesh. Most of these families have little more than a few cooking pans and a handful of clothes. For these children, who have rarely seen photos of themselves, the portraits are gifts they could never have previously imagined.

The people at The Memory Project wanted us to know that the children were so excited to receive the portraits and absolutely loved them! The following video of the delivery begins with an introduction to our Drawing and Printmaking students, along with other local artists and teachers that created portraits for the teachers in the refugee camps, and their work and then shows the children receiving their portraits together at all the different locations that were involved.

OHHS Art and Design Teachers Exhibit at Parallel Visions XII

The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, at Mount St. Joseph University, is pleased to present an exhibition of recent artworks from talented regional art educators, highlighting their ongoing commitment to the visual arts in the classroom and from their own studios.

The Exhibition will run from March 3rd-April 5th, 2019.  Stop by and see the recent works of the following OHHS Art and Design teachers at the Opening Reception Sunday, March 3rd, from 2 – 4 pm :

Bridget Dignan-Cummins


Pam Palmarini
Jamie Schorsch



Celebrating Art: Fall 2018 High Merit Students Announced

Congratulations to the 3 OHHS Art and Design students whose art was selected as a High Merit piece for the Fall 2018 Celebrating Art competition and publication! Having a High Merit award means the art was an exceptional piece. Out of thousands of entries received for the Fall 2018 contest, it stood out as being one of the top 5% submitted. Students who have art selected as High Merit work will receive special recognition in the book as it is displayed as a High Merit piece.

Congratulations to the following students:

Megan Rauch from Mrs. Dignan-Cummins Honors Enamels, Mosaics, and Glass class:


Megan Rauch

Allyson Albertz and Thalia Georges from Ms. Schorsch’s Studio Art AP Drawing class:

Thalia Georges, “Sydney”

Allyson Albertz, “Ally Through the Trees”

OHHS Art and Design Students Exhibiting at the 2019 CAM Teen Expo

Students from the OHHS National Art Honor Society and Ms. Schorsch’s Drawing and Printmaking classes will be exhibiting work at the Cincinnati Art Museum! The Cincinnati Art Museum education staff worked with a committee of teen art enthusiasts to curate an exhibition of artworks addressing the theme of “Music”. Artists were invited to interpret and use their creative voice to address this theme in the media of their choice. The only parameter was that works submitted had to be 2-Dimensional and only 10 inches by 10 inches.

Congratulations to the following students whose work was accepted into the 10×10: Teen Art Expo as a part of the digital sideshow that will play throughout the Expo:

Kylie Cornelius
Joi Gill
Henry Groh
Samantha Hughes
Allison Huellemeier
Alexis Lepof
Chloe Meadows
Elizabeth Pfalz
Kyla Sprague
Alyssa Techaira
Jenna Tharrington

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Congratulations to the following students whose work was selected to be physically displayed at the Expo as a part of 100 pieces selected from around the city:

Nicole Blackerby
Madelyn Clark
Madeline Crider
Alexis Doerger
Riley Groh
Chloe Howie
Rebecca Kaiser
Kyra Lough
Andrew Netherly
Mackenzie Sexton

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The 10×10 Expo works will be displayed in the Great Hall at the Cincinnati Art Museum from March 19th-March 25th.

Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Museum Hours
Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 8pm

2018-2019 OHHS PTA Reflections County Winners Announced for “Heroes Around Me”

The County level PTA Reflections winners have been announced. “Heroes Around Me” is the theme for this year’s PTA Reflections Program which has been bringing the arts to life form more than 10 million students since 1969. Reflections encourages students of all ages to: unleash creative talents and be inspired; express themselves imaginatively in their artwork; experience the fun and joy of making art; tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme, and receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

The winning entries have been sent on for further judging at the State level and could advance as far as the state and national level! Congratulations to the following OHHS Art and Design students on their accomplishments:

Mackenzie Brown


Mackenzie Brown

Special Artist
Josephine Boland
David Burkart