Sasha Howard from Jacksonville Elementary was one of the 2010 state k-3 finalists in the Google Doodle contest. There were only 400 chosen from 83,000 entries. She also won fourth place in the Baltimore County Fire Department Poster contest this fall. Congratulations to this young artist.
Congratulations to our art students who were chosen from hundreds of applicants across the nation to attend the prestigious Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation 2010 Summer Seminar Program. The Summer Seminar is held on the campus of Colorado College in Colorado Springs and offers the selected finalists an intensive two week visual arts studio program, providing room and board, art materials, food, and instruction by professional artists. Only 63 art students were selected for the program.
Erika Shaddock, Patapsco High and Center for the Arts
Matt Adelberg, Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Julia Yerger, Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Stephanie Tarlton, Hereford High
Painting by Erika Shaddock
Congratulations to the art students at Patapsco High and Center for the Arts whose artworks were recently selected as winners in the 2nd Congressional Youth Art Exhibit. It was a clean sweep! The photograph by Rodnique Steele will be on display in the underground tunnel that connects the US Senate with the House of Representatives in Washington D.C.
1st Place – Rodnique Steele
2nd Place – Courtney Braun
3rd Place – Jonathan Maeby
|A wonderful reception was held on May 5, 2010 at the Law Offices of Azrael Gann + Franz to honor the student artists whose work has been on display. We cherish our partnership established with AGF and appreciate their support of these young artists and the Visual Arts program in Baltimore County Public Schools.|
Congratulations to the following students whose work is currently on exhibit in County Executive, Jim Smith's office. Pictured is Rachel Brown with County Executive Jim Smith at the reception on May 5, 2010.
|Catonsville Elementary - MeganSpicer 2
Catonsville Middle - AlyssaJames 8
Catonsville Middle - BellaWilleboordse 8
Catonsville Middle - FionaCavanagh 8
Dulaney High - ChristianRies 12
Dulaney High - MeredithGouger 11
Dumbarton Middle - HitahMacAdam 6
Hereford Middle - JacobHamidi 7
Hereford Middle - ShainaSwimmer 7
NewTown High - JerielleWard 12
NewTown High - MelvinPearson 9
Overlea High - JackeMorris 12
Sudbrook Magnet Middle - EvanWoodard
Sudbrook Magnet Middle - RachelBrown 8
Towson High - CarolynBarnes 12
Towson High - EmmaPopp 12
Towson High - JacksonFrailey 12
The Office of Visual Arts and Orems Elementary School would like to express our appreciation for State Fine Arts Grant that in-part supported guest artist Suzanne Herbert-Forton joining with Grace Hulse and the students at Orems Elementary to create a ceramic/stitchery border to celebrate the schools 50th anniversary.
The border/mural can be viewed as you enter the building adorning the main lobby showcase.
On May 12, 2010 the 8th Annual Art Awards Program was sponsored by Security Square Mall. A wonderful reception was held for the student artists, their families, teachers, and community representatives at Martin’s West. Officials on-hand to congratulate the young artists included: Councilman S. G. Samuel Moxley, Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver, Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr and Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam. Tony Baysmore was also present to present Frank Meyer, General Manager and Tresse Kachel, Marketing Director with a citation from County Executive Jim Smith commending the team at Security Square Mall for their partnership with Baltimore County Public Schools and their wonderful dedication to these young artists.
|Kristopher D. Smith Parker|
|Ajith V. Keerikkattil|
|Autumn Lynn Miller|
|Robert Stanley Holmes|
|Rachel Marie Sargent|
|Heather Julia Mortimer|
|Shannon L. Willis|
|Brittany D. Bell|
|Matthew Marcel Douglas|
|Yasmin Crystal Naylor|
|Romaris Lee Roger|
|Jamie R. Rosier|
The follow students can be proud that their artwork was chosen to be on display in the Goldstein Treasury Building in Annapolis for the next six months.
|Bedford Elementary||Logan Gibson||5|
|Catonsville Elementary||Sharon Kalb||3|
|Catonsville High||Aaron Alexander||11|
|Catonsville Middle||Brooke Stevens||7|
|Catonsville Middle||Lydia Wachsmuth||7|
|Dulaney High||Simin Hossain||11|
|Fort Garrison Elementary||Olivia Bradfield||3|
|Hampton Elementary||Reilly Nichel||2|
|Hampton Elementary||Troy Barthelme||4|
|New Town High||Robert Bacote||11|
|New Town High||Wei Zhang||12|
|Overlea High||Howard Smith||11|
|Pikesville Middle||Daniela Mukasey||7|
Students from Baltimore County Publics Schools gathered on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at the Baltimore Museum of Art to celebrate “Art Is for Everyone.” The museum was filled with proud artists, teachers, and families to honor this PreK – 12 exhibit of young artists works. We are proud to have this partnership with the BMA and join with them to thank all participants and guests. What an honor for these young artists to have their works displayed beside the masters.
The Baltimore County Bar Association celebrated Law Day on April 30, 2010. Congratulations to our winners from Oliver Beach and Timonium Elementary Schools: Kindergarten - Lindsey Kregel, 1st grade - Keara Briggs, and 3rd grade - Kaylynn Kregel.
Maryland Mentor Partnership held their annual fundraiser “Mentorzing” on April 28, 2010. The evening was festive with kites adorning the tables designed by students from Battle Grove Elementary, Glenmar Elementary, Joppa View Elementary, Orems Elementary, Ridgely Middle, Sparks Elementary, Stoneleigh Elementary, Warren Elementary, and Winand Elementary. The keynote speaker was Raven’s Coach Jim Harbaugh. Baltimore City Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was also on hand to greet the guests.
Congratulations to all of our artists who participated in the 2nd Annual Student Art Exhibition: Blooms & Plumes at the Irvine Nature Center. At the reception on Friday, April 9, awards were presented to the following students:
|Anna Ciattei, Julia Ciattei, Kaitlyn Freels, Perry Hall Middle School||Jenna Waldon, Parkville High|
|Katie Anderson, Parkville High||Derek Elliott, Hereford Middle School|
Best In Show (grades 6 – 8), Emily Lottes of Perry Hall Middle School
Best In Show (grades 9 – 12), Katie Hutson of Sparrows Point High School
Best In Show (overall), Kelsey Marshall of Parkville High School
Most Creative Bloom or Plume, Anna Ciattei of Perry Hall Middle School
Most Representational Bloom or Plume, Elizabeth Aleshire of Hereford Middle School
Judge’s Choice Award, Katie Anderson of Parkville High School
Anna Ciattei, Julia Ciattei, Kaitlyn Freels, Perry Hall Middle School
Derek Elliott, Hereford Middle School
Jenna Waldon, Parkville High
Katie Anderson, Parkville High
Congratulations to the following students from Dumbarton Middle for placing in the State’s Attorney’s Anti Drug Poster Contest. Christian Sorteberg, grade 7, won Second Place. His poster will be printed in the 2010-2011calendar. Emma Weiss, grade 7, won an honorable Mention. Her poster will be printed on the 2010-2011 poster collage.
Congratulations to Denise Matuk-Kroupa, Visual Arts teacher, Loch Raven Academy, who won 2nd place in the Maryland Pastel Society web show. More information can be found at marylandpastelsociety.com
If you are riding around Towson and notice that the store fronts are suddenly brighter, thank: Ann Summerson, Evan Krantz, and the students from Dumbarton Middle
Jesse Dortzbach and the students at Rosedale Alternative
Steve Levin and the students from Maiden Choice
Lisa White and the students from Woodholme Elementary
Joanna Downs and the students from Middle River Middle
Kaytee Lurz and the students from Middlesex Elementary
Dana Fiore-Link and the students from Stoneleigh Elementary
Denis Jenkins and the students from Pine Grove Middle
Leann Gilland and the students from Seneca Elementary
Pat Endres and the students from Cockeysville Middle
April Mahon and the students from Baltimore Highlands Elementary
Stacy Bentley and the students from Oliver Beach Elementary
Jen Mesaros and the students from Imagine Discovery Elementary
Jeralyn Smullen and the students from Deep Creek Middle
Linda McConaughy and the students from Dulaney High
Deb Rogers and the students from Cromwell Valley Elementary
The Chamber of Commerce approached the Visual Arts Office to ask that something be done to brighten the area during this slow economic time when stores are without occupants. These wonderful teachers stepped forward and worked with their students to make the streets a brighter place. The community has reacted in a very positive way and appreciates the work of these artists.
The NAEA (National Art Education Association) Convention was hosted in Baltimore April 14 -18, 2010. Baltimore County Visual Arts teachers were their in numbers to take part in the workshops and presentations in an effort to always keep Baltimore County on the cutting edge. Many of our teachers also presented at the conference sharing the great things that are happening in our visual arts classrooms.
We are proud to exhibit the following student artworks at the Maryland State Department of Education. The works will be on display during the month of April. John Smeallie, Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Nancy Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools, and John Crossin, former Coordinator of Art Baltimore County Public Schools enjoyed the installation of the display.
|Soudapone Phavone||Catonsville Elementary|
|Alden Maynor||Catonsville Middle|
|Noah Brown||Chase Elementary|
|Tessa McLean||Chase Elementary|
|Hannah Saunders||Dulaney High|
|Paige Zinderman||Dumbarton Middle|
|Jaylen Shorter||Featherbed Lane Elementary|
|Katelyn Flaks||Fort Garrison Elementary|
|Samantha Birkenthal||Hampton Elementary|
|Alexandra Fernandez||Hawthorne Elementary|
|Rachel Getz||Hereford Middle|
|Emily Palumbo||Hereford Middle|
|Jasmine Artis||New Town High|
|Megan Friedman||Owings Mills High|
|Josh Knefel||Owings Mills High|
|Margaret White||Pikesville Middle|
|Dilnoza Makhmudova||Pikesville Middle|
|Grace O'Hara||Pinewood Elementary|
|Connor Guidera||Pinewood Elementary|
|Sydney Eifert||Prettyboy Elementary|
|Maleeha Syed||Towson High|
|Simon Townsend-Last||Towson High|
|Alexander Opdahl||Welwood International|
|Brandon Thomas||White Oak School|
On March 24, 2010 our first Dundalk Feeder School Exhibit was held in the gymnasium at Dundalk High School. Students and teachers from Dundalk High, Dundalk Middle, Holabird Middle, Berkshire Elementary, Colgate Elementary, Dundalk Elementary, Grange Elementary, Logan Elementary, and Norwood Elementary joined together to celebrate the sequential art program that is offered in Baltimore County Public Schools. The evening was filled with art activities and wonderful art displays. Parent groups joined in the celebration to serve treats and offer their support. A proud community came together to enjoy the efforts of the artists and teachers.
|Resident Artist, Duane Sabiston, demonstrated the art of portraiture as part of the Dundalk Feeder School Exhibit on March 24, 2010. The Artist is Residency program is supported by a grant from the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences.|
|Baltimore County Public Schools celebrated Youth Art Month in partnership with The Walters Art Museum by exhibiting elementary and middle school works in the Renaissance Courtyard. A reception was held on Sunday, March 7, 2010 to honor the student artists and celebrate with families, friends, teachers, and administrators. Record breaking numbers of guests arrived to enjoy the creativity of these young artists and enjoy the museum’s many treasures.|
Congratulations to Mykiyah F., grade 7 Middle River Middle, who won a 300.00 savings bond through the Baltimore County Drug Task Force's Anti-Drug/Anti-Alcohol Poster contest!!
Many BCPS visual arts students are using their artistic talents to create “Houses for Haiti” and other items to benefit victims of the recent earthquake. Thank you to our students, teachers, schools, and communities for coming together to help others:
Arbutus Middle Chesapeake High
Harford Hills Elementary
Joppa View Elementary
Loch Raven Academy Middle
New Town High
Sparrows Point High
Dulaney High “Houses for Haiti”
Oakleigh Elementary “Hope for Haiti” Night
2010 Magnet Schools of America Poster Contest Selection
“Magnet Schools Promote Creativity, Innovation, and Choice”
|Elementary School Entry
Ivye Blythe Dolino, Grade 4
Wellwood International School
Middle School Entry
Mia Grau, Grade 6
Loch Raven Technical Academy
High School Entry
Sarah Henry, Grade 12
Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts
The Annual Maryland State House Student Art Exhibit will be up in the House and Senate Tunnels in Annapolis, January 9, 2010 – April 20, 2010
Congratulations to the following students whose work represents Baltimore County Public Schools.
(The highlighted names are the pictured works)
|Johnny Simonyan||7||Tempera||Chingstah||Arbutus Middle||Katie Fisher|
|Erin Shaw||2||Mixed Media||Dream House||Baltimore Highlands Elementary||April Mahon|
|Amanda Donovan||12||Mixed Media||Still Life with Green Tablecloth||Battle Monument||Terry Flynn|
|Tina Luke||5||Pastel||Teddy Bear Study||Dogwood Elementary||Harold Smith|
|Zakiyyah Green||5||Pastel||Teddy Bear Study||Dogwood Elementary||Harold Smith|
|Hannah Elliott||11||Pencil||The Value of Observation||Dulaney High||Jim Kuhlman|
|Aleia Malone||3||Colored Pencil||Egyptian Cartouche||Featherbed Lane Elementary||Joan Mickiewicz|
|Polina Yashnyk||5||Pastels||Flowers are Beautiful||Franklin Elementary||Linda DeCarlo|
|Una Kravetz||12||Digital Illustration||Don't Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch||Franklin High||Jim Briggs|
|Brady Greenberg||2||Cut Paper Collage||Three Rockin' Musicians||Ft. Garrison Elementary||Ellen Deckelbaum|
|Andrew Wdzieczkowski||5||Colored Pencil||B-more||Grange Elementary||Samantha Flynn|
|Kamil Williams||3||Mixed Media||Sunset on the Chesapeake Bay||Harford Hills Elementary||Renee Whelehan|
|Jack Celafu||5||Crayon||Flower||Jacksonville Elementary||Fran George|
|Kyanna Kess||4||Chalk Pastel & Glitter Glue||Autumn Leaves||McCormick Elementary||Lisabeth Smith|
|Anders Peterson||1||Tempera||Fruit||Oakleigh Elementary||Laura Patacca-Kerr|
|Tyler Sefa||4||Crayon & Marker||Layered Name||Oakleigh Elementary||Laura Patacca-Kerr|
|Zoe Ragland-Haines||1||Tempera||Still-Life of Fruit||Oakleigh Elementary||Laura Patacca-Kerr|
|Gillian Wright||3||Chalk Pastel||GILL-I-AM||Oliver Beach Elementary||Stacy Bentley|
|Julian Montes||10||Pencil||My Bicycle View||Overlea High||Nancy Fishel|
|Helena Hahn||5||Pastel||Self-Portrait||Padonia Elementary||Lynn Freese|
|Archie Riuz||7||Chalk Pastel||Still Life||Parkville Middle||Carolyn Wolff|
|Justyna Kurbiel||8||Colored Pencil||Good-bye Fishy||Perry Hall Middle||Charlie Heil|
|Shakira Samuel||6||Oil Pastel Resist||Jumpin' Around Still Life||Pine Grove Middle||Jackie Morgan|
|Samantha Rathgeber||5||Colored Pencil||Sam, the Awesome||Prettyboy Elementary||Linda Jones|
|Maggie Moore||5||Paper Collage||The Flying Cat Pyramid||Riderwood Elementary||Candace Kirschnick|
|Alex Kielman||6||Colored Pencil||Ollama||Ridgely Middle||Angela Rountree|
|Ennis Um||8||Pencil on Paper||Self-Portrait||Ridgely Middle||Jim Bullough|
|Cameron Schaffer||10||Charcoal, Chalk, Conte||Self-Portrait||Rosedale||Jesse Dortzbach|
|Forrest Keplinger||10||Pencil||Still Life with Skull||Rosedale||Jesse Dortzbach|
|Owen Marshall||12||Charcoal, Chalk, Conte||Still Life with Candle||Rosedale||Jesse Dortzbach|
|Naomi Egie||5||Pencil||Self-Portrait||Sandalwood Elementary||Bill Libershal|
|Alexandra Ledbetter||4||Colored Pencil and Oil Pastel||Self-Portrait||Sandy Plains Elementary||Lori Fawkes|
|Joseph Cooper||2||Watercolor||Van Gogh Inspired Still Life||Sandy Plains Elementary||Lori Fawkes|
|Jocelyn Simeone||1||Watercolor, Sharpie, Chalk||Jocelyn and Calcow the Cat||Seventh District Elementary||Claudia Amory|
|Kayelin Rutledge||6||Crayon/Tempera||Autumn||Stemmers Run Middle||Linda Berlin|
|Rachel Brown||8||Watercolor||Winter Shadows||Sudbrook Magnet Middle||Cecilia Terlizzi|
|Diana Reighart||10||Charcoal||Still-Life||Towson High||Caryn Martin|
|Kelsy Coston||4||Chalk Pastel||Ice Princess||Victory Villa Elementary||Terry Flynn|
|Travon Powell||5||Charcoal||The Panic||Warren Elementary||Allison Seitz|
Congratulations to the following students from Stemmers Run Middle School who entered the 2009 Lions Club International Peace Poster contest, the “Power of Peace”
The 1st place winner was Danielle Panto, Grade 6, who will receive a 100.00 Savings Bond and her poster will go on to the District for further judging.
2nd place winners included Kasey Drzewiecki, Grade 6 and Brianna Nickles, Grade 7 who each won a 50.00 Savings Bond.
Project Quality Time at the Baltimore Museum of Art On November 15, 2009, Baltimore County Public Schools joined with our partners at the BMA for our annual “Project Quality Time.” This is a day to encourage families to spend quality time together at the museum. Pictured: Michael Mitchell from Bedford Elementary with his family
On Friday, November 13, 2009, 12th grade AP Sculpture students, Angela Chung and Kathleen Ho and 11th grade Independent Study Sculpture student, Deante McCullough represented Parkville High School and Baltimore County Public Schools in the Maryland Department of the Environment’s annual Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest. The students had the opportunity to display and discuss their sculptures with peers, judges, and other visitors to the contest. Each of the students received awards for participating in the event.
Congratulations to our students whose work was selected to represent Baltimore County Public Schools at the Annual Showcase of Outstanding Maryland Student Artwork at the Maryland Art Education Association Conference:
|Asia Bonlie, Pot Spring Elementary
Abbie Coffman, Harford Hills Elementary
Sara Cosby, Parkville Middle
Louise Dang, Woodlawn High
Susan Demski, Orems Elementary
Hannah Fromm, Oakleigh Elementary
Kayla Goodman, Sparrows Point High
Erin Hullinger, Towson High
Najah James, Southwest Academy
Kyle Main, Perry Hall Middle
|Andrei Mapilisan, Sandy Plains Elem
Trevor Mavioglu, Harford Hills Elementary
Harry Mikula, Patapsco High and CFA
Sarah Miller, Sudbrook Magnet Middle
Sistina Murray, Woodlawn Middle
Emma Popp, Towson High
Kate Shelton, Perry Hall Middle
Brett Shinsky, Patapsco High and CFA
Emma Stiso, Loch Raven Academy
Morgan Taylor, Deer Park Magnet Middle
Andrei Mapilisan, Sandy Plains Elementary
Najah James, Southwest Academy
Morgan Taylor, Deer Park Magnet Middle
Hannah Fromm with art teacher, Laura Patacca Kerr
Grace Hulse and Katie Calkins, State Award winners
MAEA Elementary Teacher of the Year, Grace Hulse at Orems Elementary
MAEA High School Art Teacher of the Year, Katie Calkins at Patapsco High and Center for the Arts MAEA Retired Teacher of the Year, Duane Sabiston
County Visual Arts Awards were presented to:
BCPS New Elementary Teacher, Stacy Aghalarov at Pot Springs Elementary
BCPS New Middle School Teacher, Vernon Fains at Woodlawn Middle
BCPS New High School Teacher, Rebecca Meiller McCullagh at Woodlawn High School
BCPS Career Elementary Teacher, Renee Whelehan at Harford Hills Elementary
BCPS Career Middle School Teacher, Charles Heil at Perry Hall Middle
BCPS Career High School Teacher, Vicki Ali at Sparrows Point High
BCPS Retired Art Teacher, Ron Brigerman from Pinewood Elementary
Grace Hulse and Katie Calkins, State Award winners
Congratulations to the following students whose work is currently on display in County Executive, Jim Smith’s office.
|Heather Graham||Catonsville High|
|Kaitlyn Dash||Catonsville High|
|Kerry Doring||Catonsville High|
|Taylor Boren||Dulaney High|
|Olya Androsik||Franklin High|
|Nicole Ibarra||Loch Raven High|
|Mascot Obua||Overlea High|
|Erin Discordia||Owings Mills High|
|Kelsey Marshall||Parkville High|
|Brandon Buckson||Patapsco High|
|Leondra Morse||Patapsco High|
|Stephanie Mezzanotte||Patapsco High|
|Stephanie Mezzanotte||Patapsco High|
|Tony Murcia||Patapsco High|
|Grace Meredith||Pinewood Elementary|
|Brandon Lark||Sparrows Point High|
|Stephanie Potocki||Sparrows Point High|
|Sophia McGuire||Westchester Elementary|
|Keontey Brown||White Oak School|
Congratulations are also in order for the following students whose art work can be seen on the second and third floors of the ESS Building at Greenwood.
Many thanks to all of our student artists!
|Amber Bose||Baltimore Highlands Elementary|
|Lydia Park||Catonsville Elementary|
|Zachary Currie||Catonsville Elementary|
|Summer Wassel||Dulaney High|
|Morgan Focas||Franklin Middle|
|Nhi Chau||Franklin Middle|
|Taylor Mann||Hampton Elementary|
|Samantha Knight||Loch Raven High|
|Ashley Hicks||Maiden Choice School|
|Esjuan Williams||Maiden Choice School|
|Tracey Hall||Parkville High|
|Hayleigh Braml||Perry Hall Middle|
|Arionna Baker||Scotts Branch Elementary|
|Abby Zeigler||Westchester Elementary|
|Brian Burns||Westchester Elementary|
|Jenny Chinchilla||Westchester Elementary|
|Kallie Welton||Westchester Elementary|
|Paulina Mathis||Westchester Elementary|
|Jeremy Cuneo||White Oak School|
|Hannah Griesmeyer||Woodbridge Elementary|
Fall Treasury Exhibit in Annapolis
Congratulations to the following students whose work is on display.
Congratulations to: Hannah Elliott, Dulaney High; Juliet Phillips, Arbutus Middle; Maryam Fawzy, Hampton Elementary; Rachel Sachs and Taylor Ferguson, Sudbrook Magnet Middle; Dan Smith Parkville High; Jeff Rhode, Franklin High; and Emily Persinger and Tori Wenzl, Pinewood Elementary.
Congratulations to the Photography students at Patapsco High and Center for the Arts! See the article featured in The Sun describing their efforts to come to the aid of the community by restoring family photographs damaged by the recent water main break in the Dundalk area. Thanks to Patapsco High & CFA Photography teacher, Katie Calkins, for orchestrating this community service project.
Baltimore County Art Students Complete Murals at the Hollins Market
On Monday, October 5, 2009, the community gathered to honor students from Baltimore County Public Schools and Baltimore City Public Schools for completing six ceramic murals depicting Baltimore history on the side of the Hollins Market.
Murals were completed by Catonsville Middle, Cockeysville Middle, Dumbarton Middle, Franklin Middle, Hereford Middle, and Pikesville Middle.
The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings was on hand to address and thank the students and the community on the importance of the arts and the voice that these students leave for many generations to appreciate.
Congratulations to our BCPS Visual Arts students who were selected as Maryland Distinguished Scholars in the Arts:
Adam Lafon, Carver Center for the Arts
Lauren Pellerito, Carver Center for the Arts
Lydia Pettit, Carver Center for the Arts
Adam Weiner, Carver Center for the Arts
Kelsey Marshall, Parkville High
Harry Mikula, Patapsco High and Center for the Arts
Lindsey Mack, Patapsco High and Center for the Arts
Stephanie Victorine, Patapsco High and Center for the Arts
Anthony Paige, Sparrows Point High
Emma Popp, Towson High
BCPS has ten of the twenty-five visual arts talent scholars in the state. The students exhibited their artwork and were honored at the Distinguished Scholar Recognition Day on September 12, 2009, at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Each will receive a merit-based scholarship for attending a Maryland college or university.
|Anthony Paige and teacher, Vicki Ali||Lindsey Mack and teacher, Bernie Zienkiewicz||Visual Arts Scholars at the Distinguished Scholar Recognition Day|
Brown’s Orchard’s and Farm Markets
Featured Artist - Sam Georgieff
|We enjoy promoting local artists and musicians! Every two months we will feature an example of a different local artist’s work on the wall behind our checkouts. If you wish to purchase this or another piece of the artist’s work, you may contact that person. Enjoy! (If you know a York County artist who would like to display as a “Featured Artist”, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sam Georgieff started drawing at age 3 when he colored his parent's black and white TV. He wanted a color TV! (It didn't work.) Sam is a Fine Artist/Illustrator whose inspiration comes from the rural setting of Poor Dog Farm - the farm and studio he owns in beautiful southern PA. The house is an old Victorian and the farm buildings are still standing. It's a very rural area and Sam says most of his inspiration comes from the land. The old farm, animals and nature are always in the body of his work.
For more information, and to check out Sam's extensive gallery of animals in hats, visit www.poordogfarm.etsy.com
Email Sam at email@example.com
2009 Pinwheels For Peace
See the exhibit that has been moving about the state as part of the Maryland Humanities Council’s year-long remembrance of Dr.King. Towson High School and Perry Hall Middle School are representing BCPS in the exhibit.
Why Art? Maintaining Your Rigorous Sequential Program
The Visual Arts teachers joined together for a great day of Professional Development at General John Stricker on August 26, 2009. Topics included studio activities, assessment in the art classroom, integrating reading and writing, and working with the gifted and talented student to name a few. The day was full of energy and anticipation for an exciting 2009/10 school year.
The Visual Arts Department would like to thank the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences for granting us financial support for our 2009-2010 Artist in Residency program.
Students at Woodlawn Middle had the opportunity to work with Guest Artist Amanda Pellerin and their teacher Vernon Fains to create a ceramic mural based on a community theme that is being installed as a permanent work of art in the school cafeteria.
Guest Artist Duane Sabiston worked with students and teachers at Milford Mill Academy to develop the painting program. Artist Sabiston’s final email started with “Excitement is in the Air at Milford Mill!!!!!” Teacher Josh Torres stated that painting students made leaps and bounds. “It felt good to see the improvement.”
Chesapeake High also reported that students were working hard and showing signs of growth with a final statement from Mr. Sabiston, “It’s good to hear about successes driven by enthusiasm.”
We are grateful to County Executive, James T. Smith, Jr. and the Baltimore County Council: S.G. Samuel Moxley, 1st District, Kevin Kamenetz, 2nd District, T. Bryan McIntire, 3rd District, Kenneth N. Oliver, 4th District, Vincent J. Gardina, 5th District, Joseph Bartenfelder, 6th District, and John Olszewski, Sr., 7th District.
We also thank Gloria Manges and members of her staff for their support.
Alyssa Stokes, New Town High School, will be exhibiting her artwork at Miss Irene’s Restaurant, September 7 - October 4, 2009. The reception for the “Alyssa Stokes – Photographs, Jane Hill Stokes – Collages” Exhibit will be Monday, September 7, 6:30 – 9:00 pm.