A glimpse of the OHLSD Art Exhibition, featuring works on display by Elementary, Middle, and High School artists.
DISTRICT OFFICE ART EXHIBITION
The Annual District Office Art Exhibition is dedicated to the recognition and celebration of the district’s talented visual arts and design students in the Oak Hills Local School District. The purpose of the exhibition is to provide the young artists of our district with the opportunity to participate in a multi-level group exhibition, generate an appreciation for the arts throughout the district, and reflect the fine quality of art and design instruction and talent which exists in our district.
The 2022 OHLSD District Office Art Exhibition will be on display at the Oak Hills Local School District Office until March 2023.
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION
Students studying Visual Arts and Design have the opportunity to pursue membership in the National Art Honor Society. The NAHS’s purpose is to inspire and recognize students who have shown outstanding ability in the Visual Arts’ to foster a greater understanding of the local and global art communities, traditions, and histories; and to further aesthetic awareness in all aspects of the Visual Arts.
Membership in the National Art Honor Society is based upon art scholarship, service, and character. Members are immersed in school, local and global community service; exhibition and special event organization; and a variety of diverse opportunities. To be eligible for NAHS, students must maintain a 3.0 average in all of their coursework, demonstrate art scholarship, and obtain art teacher recommendations. Outstanding artistic scholarship and service to the school and community through the development of artistic endeavors together with a strong moral character are the traits of a NAHS member. By exemplifying these standards, the members of the society promote an awareness of art and become active participants in the education process at their school and in their community.
The PTA Reflections Program has been bringing the arts to life from more than 10 million students since 1969. Reflections encourage 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. “I Can Change the World By” is the theme for this year’s Reflections Program. This year, thousands of students participated in submitting entries. The following students were selected from the District Level for their accomplishments through their creative works.
Next year’s theme is “Show Your Voice”
MUSGROVE MURAL DEDICATION
One of the continuing projects that the National Art Honor Society annually undertakes is the creation of inspirational murals throughout the high school. This year, we would like to officially dedicate the Nicki Musgrove mural and recognize the words of inspiration it contains.
Nicki Musgrove was a beloved art teacher who inspired students for the 11 years that she taught at Rapid Run Middle School. This year marks a decade since Nicki’s passing from breast cancer. During her 13 year fight, she never wavered. Two things kept her going, being a mom and teaching art. Her children Harper and Fletcher filled her heart with joy and love. She loved every minute of her days an art teacher and her students filled her heart with a love of learning.
Nicki always told her students…First, to take art seriously; it was not a class to be blown off. Second, never underestimate your own abilities, you can and always will amaze yourself. Third, life is what you make of it…so by all means, make it big!
Annually, a graduating art student from Oak Hills High School who will pursue art in college is awarded The Nicki Musgrove Art Scholarship. This year, we pay tribute to her impact in the field of art education and the hundreds of students she inspired throughout her time at Rapid Run with the dedication of this mural in her honor.
2022 SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS
Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2020, students submitted nearly 350,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
Congratulations to these very talented OHHS Art and Design students on their accomplishments this year in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.