2019 Thomas More University Juried High School Exhibition

The 2019 Thomas More University Juried High School Exhibition participants have been announced! Congratulations to the following OHHS Art and Design students whose work was selected for the exhibition:

Alyssa McRoberts*
Instructor, Jamie Schorsch

Brooklyn Hart*
Instructor, Jamie Schorsch

Destanie Sexton*
Instructor, Jamie Schorsch

Rebecca Jones
Instructor, Dignan-Cummins

Alaina Broughton
Instructor, Jamie Schorsch

Mackenzie Sexton
Instructor, Jamie Schorsch

Morgan Becker
Instructor, Steve Groh

Works will be on display in the Eva G. Farris Gallery from November 18th through the 26th. The Opening Reception will take place on November 18th from 4-7 pm with a Scholarship Awards Presentation at 6 pm. The Eva G. Farris Art Gallery is located on the entrance level of the Benedictine Library.

OHHS Art and Design “Selections” Exhibitor Wins MSJU Scholarship!

Selections 2019 is a biennial exhibition and awards gala, hosted since 1983 by Mount Saint Joseph University, that spotlights artworks created by talented area junior and senior high school students as selected by their art teachers. Also included in the exhibition, is the opportunity to apply for Scholarships.

OHHS Art and Design junior Kylie Cornelius was awarded one of the two $2000 Junior Level Selections 2019 Scholarships. This scholarship is renewable for four years and could net up to $8,000 over your four years at the Mount! 

Selected by OHHS Art Teacher, Bridget Dignan-Cummins:

Kylie Cornelius, Grade 11: Drawing and Printmaking with Ms. Schorsch
“HOPE”, Relief Print, Screenprint, and Collage Materials

“Selections” 2019 at Mount Saint Joseph University

“Selections 2019” is a biennial exhibition and awards gala, hosted since 1983, that spotlights artworks created by talented area junior and senior high school students as selected by their art teachers. Congratulations to the 2019 OHHS Art and Design students selected for this year’s exhibition:

Selected by OHHS Art Teacher, Bridget Dignan-Cummins:

Audrey Meyer, Grade12: Studio Art AP 3D Design with Mrs. Dignan-Cummins
“A Deceptive One’s Home”, Ceramics

Kylie Cornelius, Grade 11: Drawing and Printmaking with Ms. Schorsch
“HOPE”, Relief Print, Screenprint, and Collage Materials

Selected by OHHS Art and Design Teacher, Steve Groh:

Morgan Becker, Grade 12: Studio Art AP 2D Photography with Mr. Groh
“In the Shadows”, Digital Photograph

Tatum Barkley, Grade 12: Digital Photography with Mr. Groh
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, Digital Photograph

Selected by OHHS Art Teacher, Jamie Schorsch:

Sydney Cantrell, Grade 12: Studio Art AP 2D Design with Ms. Schorsch
“Greek Life”, Graphite

Mackenzie Sexton, Grade 12: Studio Art AP 2D Design with Ms. Schorsch
“Tainted Libation”, Acrylic

“Selections 2019” will be held in the Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, located on campus at Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati OH.

Exhibition Dates:  November 3 – December 6, 2019
Awards Gala: MSJU Theater at 1pm, Sunday, November 3rd
Gallery Reception: Sunday, November 3rd, from 2-4 pm

The “Selections” 2019 scholarship winners will be announced at the Recognition Ceremony at 1pm on November 3rd.

2019 Cincinnati Art Club Plein Air Art Competition

The Cincinnati Art Club (CAC) and Cincinnati Parks recently hosted the third annual Greater Cincinnati High School Art Students Plein Air Art Competition. The 2019 High School Plein Air Contest was an educational outreach by the CAC to extend an opportunity for the area’s high school students to work from life in the outdoor environment.

Invitations were sent to all high schools in the Greater Cincinnati area to nominate student artists to enter the contest; there were 31 entrants, representing 17 different High Schools. The contest took place Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019 in Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio. The high school artists gathered at Twin Lakes, to work there and in the areas of Presidents’ Grove as well as Upper Overlook. They were expected to use their own artistic expression, with art materials provided through the kind donations of Plaza Artists Materials, Kenwood and Blick Art Materials, Columbus. Mentors from the CAC were on hand to encourage and support the students’ progress.

On Sunday, October 6, 2019 an Exhibition of the completed work and Awards Ceremony was held at the Herman & Bessie Wessel Gallery, Cincinnati Art Club, 1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati, Ohio. Some of the student artists completed more than one piece during the competition and 48 pieces were on display. Recognized professional artists of the CAC judged the submitted artwork for prizes.

Congratulations to Ms. Schorsch’s Studio Art AP 2D Design and Drawing students Elizabeth Pfalz and Alaina Broughton who were selected to represent OHHS Art and Design and participate in this year’s competition.

OHHS Artists Selected to Exhibit at Day of the Girl Cincinnati 2019!

Join us in celebrating the unique potential of girls to change the world!

Day of the Girl is an international observance day declared by the United Nations. The purpose of hosting a local event is three-fold:

1. Increase awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender.
2. Galvanize enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.
3. Foster local engagement – of individuals, organizations and the community. This year’s Cincinnati nonprofit partners are International Partner, CARE International; Cincinnati Partner, Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls, led by Denise Driehaus; Community Partner: Girls on the Run Greater Cincinnati; and Corporate Partner, TEMPOE/Sarah Haucke. This year’s Day of the Girl Cincinnati Team included:  Fatima Ba, Jenny Brady, Maggie Brennen, Ellen Carmichael, Nadya Ellerhorst, Grace Haucke, Sarah Haucke, Jenny Hu, Brionna Jones, Isabella Lambrinides, Bess Lindeman, Mary Rose Lierman, Anna MacLennan, Jillian Meters, Megan Sullivan, Kinsey Sullivan, and Shoshi Stern.

Day of the Girl Cincinnati was founded by Jenny Brady in 2012  The 2019 Day of the Girl Cincinnati Celebration theme is “Speaking Out and Looking In” will be highlighting women’s and girls’ voices on body positivity, inner strength, public leadership and activism, menstrual equity, pay equity and career paths. Through personal stories, lessons learned and words of encouragement, we want to ignite the next generation of leaders and inspire all people to use their voices and harness their inner strength to affect positive change in our communities and our world.

This year, Day of the Girl Cincinnati will be exhibiting the work of some of the strong female artists in our youth community. There have been three students selected for the exhibition from OHHS! Congratulations to Alaina Broughton, Mayson Reperowitz, and Maiya Taft who will be exhibiting at this year’s event!

(From left to right: Maiya Taft, Alaina Broughton, and Mayson Reperowitz)

The event will be taking place at the Sawyer Point Building, 720 East Pete Rose Way.
If you plan to attend, please complete the RSVP form for complimentary registration: https://tinyurl.com/y2t7awvm