2018 Fall “Celebrating Art” Students to be Published!

“Celebrating Art” is devoted to the promotion and appreciation of student art. The intent of their student art contest is to motivate student artists. The top entries are published in an anthology that will record the creative works of today’s student artists.

Students recently submitted work and 45 OHHS Art and Design were invited to be published in the Fall 2018 “Celebrating Art”!  Only the best art is selected to be included in the full-color hardbound art book, “Celebrating Art”. Additionally, final judging for “Top Ten Artist” and “High Merit Artist” awards will be completed and announced soon. The following students should feel honored. This is not a contest where every entry is invited to be published and is a highly selective competition. Thousands of entries were not invited to be published. Being published represents a lot of talent, hard work, and dedication from students.

Congratulations to the following students:

From Dignan-Cummins’ Sculpture; Fiber Arts; Ceramics; and Enamels, Mosaics and Glass classes: 

Ally Albertz
Maddie Allen
Celia Butler
Zoe Chirumbolo Mckee
Lily Geiger
Danielle Hackett
Jaicey Hollyfield
Hunter Keller
Mya McCreary
Kylie Meyer
Susan Park
Megan Rauch
Zachary Reilmann
Lydia Schmitt
Maddie Schwoeppe
Carly Shiplett
Cassie Stevens
Ashley Urk

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From Schorsch’s Drawing and Printmaking and Studio Art AP 2D Design and Drawing classes: 

Allyson Albertz
Micaiah Allen
Maddie Allen
Madelyn Clark
Madison Crider
Kaitlyn Delaney
Donna Derrenkamp
Alexis Doerger
Kaitlin Garrison
Mariah Geiger
Thalia Georges
Henry Groh
Brooklyn Hart
Chloe Howie
Allison Huellemeier
Jessica Jacobsen-Witt
Rebecca Kaiser
Mia Kuchenesiter
Cailee Plunkett
Mayson Reperowitz
Mitchell Rizzo
Sabrina Ryland
Madeline Schwoeppe
Emma Sedlack
Destanie Sexton
Mackenzie Sexton
Jenna Tharrington

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“Portraits of Kindness” at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts

The OHHS Drawing and Printmaking students are exhibiting this year’s Memory Project portraits at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. The Memory Project exhibition showcases portraits created for the Rohingya refugee children before they are sent off for delivery by the organization. Compilation images of past portraits will be showcased as well to illustrate the OHHS students’ global impact through the works they’ve created as a part of The Memory Project, and hopefully inspire involvement from many more young artists.

The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create and donate portraits to youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence, and extreme poverty. Given that youth in such situations usually have few personal keepsakes, the purpose of the portraits is to provide them with meaningful mementos of their youth. The project also allows art students to practice kindness and global awareness while enhancing their portraiture skills.

Over the past three years, Drawing and Printmaking and NAHS students have created
over 140 portraits for children in Madagascar, the Philippines, and Syrian refugees in Jordan. This year the NAHS students are creating 12 portraits for children in Puerto Rico and Columbia and Drawing and Printmaking students are creating 50 portraits
for children in Rohingya.

Some of the Drawing and Printmaking, and NAHS, students recently had the opportunity to visit their exhibition today at The Fitton Center for Creative Arts. Students reflected on their experience with creating this year’s Memory Project portraits which will be mailed out for delivery in January. “Portraits of Kindness” will be on exhibit throughout the month of December.

The exhibition can be viewed in the 1st floor Community Gallery from December 4th through the 31st.

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“Winged Wonders” Visit OHHS for “Art in Root”

Studio Art AP students from Groh and Schorsch’s classes were visited by some “Winged Wonders” as a part of the “Art in Root” program they are participating in this year. “Art in Root” is a three-step program designed to create connections between high school students and nature through art. This program features a combination of a field trip to a park, an in-class visit and an art exhibition to immerse students in nature and translate their experiences into fine art. This year, artists are working with the theme of “Winged Wonders” and will create artwork based on things with wings (birds, bats, insects, butterflies, etc.) that will be exhibited later this school year.

In early November, the students participated in the first portion of the program with a nature hike at Miami Whitewater Forest. For the second portion of the program, our Interpreter of Nature, Will, brought in artifacts from winged animals as well as some live animals. The students were able to learn more about the winged creatures that inhabit our parks while visiting with, and photographing, Curly the Black Vulture and Ozzy the Screech Owl. These 2D Design, Drawing, and 2D Design Photography students will now be creating artwork inspired by these experiences for an exhibition in the spring which is the culminating experience of the “Art in Root” program designed by the Great Parks of Hamilton County.

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