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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

HHS Art Students Exhibit in Simultaneous Juried University Shows

Students L to R are Ella Barnes, Blake Egan, Kara Wright, Donovan Staab, Carly Lorenz, Sabrina Harrington, Ansley Grimm, and Adele Ross.  Not Pictured: Kyley Kunkel, Ella Surrey. Photo: Kristine Donnelly
I have to be honest, I am in awe at the talent coming out of the art department at Highlands High School. I have a hard time drawing a straight line with a ruler so when I see these pieces I am so impressed with the depth and skill of the artists.

by Caleb Parks
A number of junior and senior students are in simultaneous juried shows at Xavier University and Thomas More University.

Thomas More opening. Photo: Andrew Eckerle

Teachers were allowed to submit several pieces to Xavier and then, says art teacher, Kristine Donnelly, “a jury of professional artists chose which ones met the standards to be in the show. ’Juried’ shows are considered more prestigious.” 
by Ella Barnes
Kara Wright, won third place at the XU show and Donovan Staab won the Faculty’s Choice award at the Thomas More show.
by Kara Wright

Donnelly says of the Xavier show that, “four art students, two from digital photography and two from AP Art, had work accepted into the show.” They are:

Ella Barnes. “Lost with the Birds” (photograph) 11th

Ansley Grimm. “Trapped” (photograph)  12th

Caleb Parks. "Classic” (photograph) 12th

Kara Wright. "Mysteries”  (charcoal on paper) 12th

These students entered pieces into the Thomas More University show.

Caroline Lorenz. 12. Painting
, Close-up

Blake Eagan. 11. Digital Photograph
, Black and White Portrait

Kyley Kunkel, 11.

Ella Surray, 11  Colored Portrait

Donovan Staab, 12. Digital Photograph, 
Hexagonal Landscape

Adele Ross, 11. 

Sabrina Harrington, 12. Digital Photograph
, Smiling Woman

by Ansley Grimm

Congratulations to everyone for producing such impressive pieces.

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