OHHS Art and Design Student Selected for the CAC’s “Please Hold” Exhibition

The Contemporary Arts Center’s Teen Council (C-YA) recently invited teens from all over the country to submit their artwork for a summer art show titled “Please Hold”.  During these last few months, we’ve had many disruptions, both big and small. So much has been put on pause as we reprogram ourselves and create new routines. While we process confusion, outrage, and grief, there are also valuable moments of clarity as we learn to move forward. The selected artwork reflects this moment in time; the rituals and practices that keep us sane; the struggles and strengths of cohabitation; and, the changing relationships we have with the world outside.

OHHS Art and Design student, Henry Groh, created a work that was accepted for inclusion in the CAC’s 2020 Teen Art Show. With so many teens from around the world who submitted works, narrowing down the applicants to a select few was a difficult task for the CAC. Originality and artistic quality were key factors in their selection, as well as including works that truly captured this unique moment in time.

“Please Hold” will open to the public on July 10 in the CAC’s lower level lobby and will remain up until September 30. Due to attendance safety concerns “Please Hold” will not have a traditional large-scale opening to celebrate the exhibition. Please reserve free tickets to visit the galleries when the CAC opens in July with new limited hours via the link here.

You can follow the link to do so here.

Celebrating Art: Spring 2020 High Merit Students Announced

Congratulations to the 6 OHHS Art and Design students whose art was selected as a High Merit piece for the Spring 2020 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 Spring 2020 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:

From Ms. Schorsch’s Studio Art AP 2D Design and Drawing class:

Rebecca Kaiser
Lily Lang
Alyssa McRoberts
Cailee Plunkett
Mayson Reperowitz
Emma Sedlack

2020 Congressional Art Competition Finalists Announced: VOTE NOW!

The OHHS Art and Design team is excited to announce that we have 6 District Finalists for the Congressional Art Competition this year!
Vote for their works now, here on Congressman Chabot’s Website! Voting will take place from now until Wednesday, June 3rd at 3:00pm. https://chabot.house.gov/forms/form/?ID=3085
#11 “What If Who I Had Hoped To Be Was Always Me”, by Chad Smith
#12 “Fate”, by Alyssa McRoberts
#13 “The Bakery”, by Lily Lang
#14 “Just a Touch”, by Emma Sedlack
#15 “Lupine”, by Mia Schorsch
#16 “Bert the Turtle”, by Alaina Broughton
First Place: Artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol, along with other pieces from students around the country, for one year.
Second Place: Artwork will hang in Congressman Chabot’s Washington, D.C. office for one year.
Top Hamilton County Runner-Up: Artwork will hang in Congressman Chabot’s Cincinnati office for one year.
Winners will be announced soon after voting is complete. For a clearer view of the works posted for voting on the website, see the images below.

Goodbye Messages from the Art and Design Team

The Art and Design Department would like to say goodbye to our amazing students of the 2019-2020 school year who have persevered through unprecedented challenges. We are proud of all of the work that you’ve put in this year and enjoyed working with you this year as you developed your creative and critical thinking skills!

Check out our messages to you, here: Goodbye Messages from the Art and Design Team

Stay healthy and safe this summer and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

2020 Virtual OHHS Art and Design Year-End Exhibition

While we may be ending our 2019-2020 school year out of the building, we wanted to showcase some of the amazing works that our Art and Design students have created throughout the 27 courses offered at the OHHS this school year.

Click the link below for the 2020 Virtual OHHS Art and Design year-end exhibition!

OHHS Art and Design 2020 Exhibition