The 2019 OHLSD District Office Annual 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 instruction and talent which exists in our district.

The 2019 OHLSD District Office Art Exhibition will be on display at the Oak Hills Local School District Office until March 2020.

2019 Miami University Regionals Art Exhibition

Congratulations to the following students whose works were selected for exhibition at this year’s Miami University Regionals Art Exhibition! Area high schools were invited to submit works created by Junior and Senior students for this juried exhibition.

Allyson Albertz
Sydney Cantrell
Jillian Kuchenmeister
Faith Guthier

The Exhibition will feature works from current Miami Unversity students and only 10 High School works…4 of which are from OHHS!

The Exhibition will be on display from April 5th- May 11th at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. There will be a Free Artist Reception:  Saturday May 11th, from 5:30 – 7:30pm with the opening of Hamilton Current Exhibition.

The 2019 Save Local Waters Rain Barrel Art Projects are Read for Delivery!

The Rain Barrel Art Project was created to promote the use of rain barrels throughout the Ohio River Valley area through a creative and educational medium. The Rain Barrel Art Project desires to educate people on environmental issues like stormwater runoff, watersheds and water conservation.

Rain barrels continue to grow in popularity across the country. However, one of its biggest drawbacks is their dull appearance. Some people are less likely to use them given their negative aesthetic impact on residential and commercial landscaping, even though they conserve water and save money. The “Save Local Waters” initiative believes that producing beautiful artistic rain barrels that have unique painted details will make them more desirable and naturally increase interest to promote their use.

This year, Ms. Kopf’s Painting and Mixed Media students and Ms. Schorsch’s NAHS students created 4 Rain Barrels for the event. The Rain Barrels will be on display at the Cincinnati Zoo from April 1st-25th and the online auction will take place from April 15th-25th. On April 25th all auctions will be final and an Artist Reception will take place at the Party for the Planet.

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“Winged Wonders” on Display at the Great Parks!

Congratulations to Mr. Groh’s and Ms. Schorsch’s Studio Art AP: 2D Design, Drawing, and Photography students’ whose work was selected for exhibition as a part of the “Art in Root” program designed by the Great Parks of Hamilton County.

The Great Parks’ mission isn’t just preserving nature and providing education for future generations; it’s also committed to supporting the arts. “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 worked with the theme of “Winged Wonders” and created artwork based on things with wings (birds, bats, insects, butterflies, etc.). The works from the following students were selected for the exhibition at the Woodland Mound Seasongood Nature Center:

The Exhibition will be on display from March 30th-April 7th and can be viewed during the open hours of 11am until 5pm. The opening reception will Sunday, March 31 at 2pm and ribbons, based upon the jurors’ selections of exceptional works, will be awarded at that time. Many of the students’ artworks are also for sale!

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.