Spotlights
Art exhibit showcased talent of BCPS high school students
06/13/2016

Spotlight

The 101 pieces of artwork -- paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, digital media, collages, and more – shown at the 30th Annual High School Art exhibit reflected the depth and breadth of students’ skills, creativity, and thought, and the dedication and expertise of the school system’s visual arts teachers.

The exhibit was on display at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery in the Kraushaar Auditorium from May 25 – June 6 and included teacher-selected works from 24 BCPS high schools. 

 At the exhibit’s opening reception, Superintendent S. Dallas Dance; the BCPS Office of Visual Arts on behalf of the late James Laubheimer (former BCPS coordinator of art); and law firm Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz, LLC presented the winning students with their awards. Winners and their respective high schools, works, and awards are:

Laubheimer Awards

  • Best in Show - Sarah Huffman, “Isolation,” Hereford High School
  • 1st Place – Ye Jin Bae, “Ben,” Pikesville High School
  • 2nd Place – Bridget Worstell, “Flow,” Parkville High School
  • 3rd Place – Tori Vandervest, “Adamance,” Dulaney High School
  • Best 3D – Joshep Huamani, “Peacock,” Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts
  • Best Other Media – Nicholas Kilner-Pontone, “Strength & Weakness,” George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology
  • Best Drawing – Hanna Bewley, “Finishing Touches,” Dulaney High School
  • Best Photo – Allen McDuffie, “Solitude,” Franklin High School
  • Best Painting – Lucy Irwin, “Ronald,” Catonsville High School

Honorable Mention

  • Juwan Aggrey Smith, “Simple Respect,” Owings Mills High School
  • Tyler Bryan, “Transition,” Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts
  • Alison Swift, “Part of the Land,” Sparrows Point High School
  • Krystal Goodrich, “Brainstorm,” Lansdowne High School
  • Alyssa Fader, “Urban Ballerina,” Owings Mills High School
  • Maddi Benn, “Miss Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider,” Hereford High School
  • Leann Ngo, “Thoughts and Conceptions,” Owings Mills High School
  • Emily Barbalace, “Metamorphosis,” Eastern Technical High School
  • Madelyn Pertesses, “The Human Undone,” Western Technical High School
  • Madison Sparshott, “Intergalactic,” Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts
  • Alena Lattik, “Chrysalis,” George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology
  • Kaylee Hannah, “Porters,” Perry Hall High School
  • Katelyn Bose, “The Gaze,” Lansdowne High School
  • Jordan McCullough, “Red Handed,” Kenwood High School
  • Bradley Brathuhn, “Animal Farm,” Franklin High School
  • Sebastian Ayala, “Abandoned,” Owings Mills High School
  • Erin Wilson, “Insecurities,” Sparrows Point High School
  • Cara Felts, “Emily,” Catonsville High School
  • Conor Twohy, “Skyscraper,” George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology
  • Leo Gehrman, “Disassembled Bike,” Catonsville High School
  • Shyheem Gordon, “Internal Conflict,” George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology

Azrael, Franz, Schwab, Lipowitz Awards

  • 1st Place – Katelyn Bose, “The Gaze,” Lansdowne High School
  • 2nd Place – Joshep Huamani, “Peacock,” Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts
  • 3rd Place – Sarah Huffman, “Isolation,” Hereford High School
  • Finalists
  • Nicholas Kilner-Pontone, “Strength & Weakness,” George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology
  • Hanna Bewley, “Finishing Touches,” Dulaney High School
  • Maddi Benn, “Miss Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider,” Hereford High School
  • Kayelin Rutledge, “Head,” Kenwood High School
  • Ye Jin Bae, “Ben,” Pikesville High School
  • Erin Wilson, “Insecurities,” Sparrows Point High School

People’s Choice Award

  • Chase Ringus, “Heritage,” Parkville High School

Teacher’s Choice Awards

  • Shyheem Gordon, “Internal Conflict,” George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology
  • Nicholas Kilner Pontone, “Strength & Weakness,” George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology
  • Bridget Worstell, “Flow,” Parkville High School

Superintendent’s Purchase Awards

  • Shyheem Gordon, “Internal Conflict,” George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology
  • Sarah Huffman, “Isolation,” Hereford High School
  • Eleanna Santos, “Carry-atid,” Western Technical High School

In the show’s catalog, students shared artist’s statements, reflecting on their major artistic mentors and influences. Besides famous and professional artists, students recognized the strong influence of their teachers as well as their peers.

Emily Lesnevich of Catonsville High School wrote, “No matter how much I’ve learned from outside sources, nobody has pushed me forward in the work more than the people who have been growing and changing right along with me.”

Another student, Hana Bewley of Dulaney High School wrote, “Thinking back, I can remember so many teachers who planned and designed class art projects. I thank them for allowing me to use my hands and creative mind during school. I do not remember every math or science lesson, but I remember art class. Thank you.”

 

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