Office of Visual Arts
News - 2008-2009

Three Baltimore County Public Schools have been awarded the Maryland State John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Schools of Excellence Award.  Congratulations to Carver Center for Art & Technology, Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts, and Sandy Plains Elementary School.  The award is given to schools that have ensured a creative educational environment for outstanding student achievement by providing high quality opportunities for learning in and through the arts.  The awards were presented at the AEMS (Arts Education in Maryland Schools) Conference on May 21, 2009.  We applaud these schools for their excellent arts education programs, for outstanding accomplishments in the arts, and for their role in making the arts as essential part of education in Baltimore County and in American education.

The awards were presented at the AEMS


Congratulations to Alison Bradley, Visual Arts Teacher at Norwood Elementary, and TABCO Rookie Teacher of the Year. Not expecting the award, Alison was in total shock to see her family present at the awards ceremony. Alison said "our Special Area team is so valued and appreciated. My co-workers, administration, and PTA were so kind in nominating me and writing wonderful recognition letters. It is so nice to be recognized and honored for all my artistic achievements. I love this job!

TABCO Rookie Teacher of the Year

TABCO Rookie Teacher of the Year


The office of Visual Arts would like to thank the team at Security Square Mall for sponsoring another “Security Square Art Awards Program”.   The reception was held at Martin’s West on May 13, 2009.  We were honored to have comments from Councilman S.G. Samuel Moxley, 1st District, Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver, 4th District, Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr., 10th District and Tony Baysmore, Baltimore County Office of Community Conservation who presented a citation from County Executive Smith honoring Security Square Mall’s Executive Vice President, Bruce D. Lyons for his contributions to the community by sponsoring this event for our young artists.

Principal Debbie Phelps was the guest speaker encouraging our young artists to reach for their dreams

Security Square Art Awards Program

Ned Brannon, art teacher Catonsville High, was honored for his outstanding contributions in the classroom.

We are grateful to Tresse Kachel, Frank Meyer and Bruce Lyons for the time and heart that they put into this event.  Their commitment to our young artists is an inspiration to all.

You may see the art on display in the entrance Gallery for the next 12 months.

Thanks to our parents, teachers, community, and our wonderful student artists for making this evening possible.

  New Town High Dara Z. McCrae
High School Winner New Town High Samuel W. Thomas
  New Town High Devonta Massey
9th Grade Winner New Town High Chelsea Lucas
High School Winner Catonsville High School Allison Hamer
  Catonsville High School Sydner Lynch
  Catonsville High School Dylan Brach
9th Grade Winner Catonsville High School Crystal Ford
High School Winner Lansdowne High Ian Shaffer
  Lansdowne High Autumn Miller
  Lansdowne High Sean McCabe
9th Grade Winner Lansdowne High Dontae Johnson
9th Grade Winner Woodlawn High Trieuvan Nguyen
  Woodlawn High Brenda E. Soriano
  Woodlawn High Clifford O. Spicer
High School Winner Woodlawn High Maria A. Cataldi
9th Grade Winner Randallstown High Rekea Williams
High School Winner Randallstown High Victoria Rouse
  Randallstown High Simone Robinson
  Randallstown High Michael Dailey
  Milford Mill Academy Briana Haden
High School Winner Milford Mill Academy Shanna Kaye Martin
  Milford Mill Academy LaTasha Dunston
9th Grade Winner Milford Mill Academy Ashley Cherry
High School Winner Owings Mills High Jaime Brager
  Owings Mills High Haley Raphael
  Owings Mills High Joshua Olszewki
9th Grade Winner Owings Mills High Edward Dodoo
Middle School Winner Woodlawn Middle School Gercio Johnson
  Woodlawn Middle School Paris S. Johnson
  Woodlawn Middle School Kathleen Chanthalath
  Woodlawn Middle School Amira Cohen
Middle School Winner Woodlawn Middle School Danae C. Hamlet
  Woodlawn Middle School Brianna Engel
  Southwest Academy Najah Sade Carter
  Southwest Academy Drew Edward Grant
  Southwest Academy Nadia Saduzai
Middle School Winner Southwest Academy Aaron Johnson
Middle School Winner Old Court Middle Derrick Jones
  Old Court Middle Tymel Anderson
  Old Court Middle Obinna Ewulum
Middle School Winner Windsor Mill Middle Dua Khan
  Windsor Mill Middle Caleek Roman
  Windsor Mill Middle Mathias Owolabi
Middle School Winner Windsor Mill Middle Chris Sparrow
  Windsor Mill Middle Jaspreet Kaur
  Windsor Mill Middle Anthony Harper Jr.
Carver School Winner Carver Center for the Arts Noah DuBnow
  Carver Center for the Arts Cory Moore
  Carver Center for the Arts Tavvon Reynolds

Jeremy Jirsa, a junior at Patapsco High School and Center for the ArtsCongratulations to Jeremy Jirsa, a junior at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts.  Jeremy has been selected as a finalist in the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation 2009 Summer Seminar Program.  He will be attending intensive studio classes at Colorado College for two weeks this summer.  Only 63 finalists were selected from hundreds of applicants from across the nation.

 

 

 


23rd Annual Awards for Excellence in EducationOur hats off to Dave Dees, Sarah Hopkins, Renee Whelehan, and Stewart Emmerich who were honored at the 23rd Annual Awards for Excellence in Education, sponsored by the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce.  A dinner and awards ceremony was held to honor these outstanding teachers at Martin’s West on May 11, 2009.

 

 

 

 


May Exhibits


BMA

BMA


Treasury Exhibit 2009
Congratulations to the artists whose work is currently on display at the Treasury building in Annapolis and the County Executive’s Office in Towson.

Treasury Exhibit
Student School Teacher
Chabria Wilkins Featherbed Lane Elementary Joan Mickicwicz
Logan Michael-Cluster Vincent Farm Elementary Stewart Emmerich
Kyle Landers Stemmers Run Middle Linda Berlin
Diana Ayala Middlesex Elementary Kaytee Lurz
Anne Yang Edgemere Elementary Greg Flach
Catherine Nichols Edgemere Elementary Greg Flach
Kayleigh Weber Towson High Dori Stickles
County Executive's Office
Catonsville Elementary Lydia Park Bridget Mohler
Catonsville High De Andre Britton Ned Brannon
Catonsville High Dylan Brach Ned Brannon
Dundalk Elementary Andrew Kowalevicz Beth Thompson
Dundalk Elementary Whitney Dudley Beth Thompson
Franklin High Molly Gansky Joel Thornton
Franklin Middle Acacia Levin August DiMucci
Franklin Middle Emily Allen August DiMucci
Fullerton Elementary Sammie Maygers Christine Deloriers
Hillcrest Elementary Andrea McTaggert Lisa Black
Loch Raven High Grace Wiessner Ben Dursa
Pot Spring Elementary Tanya Carroll Stacy Aghalarov
Southwest Academy Aaron Johnson Joyce Boyer
Towson High Rebecca Cahan Dori Stickles

Law Day 2009

Thanks to all students and teachers who took part in this year’s contest.

Law Day 2009

Congratulations to Kirstyn McLeod, grade 5, Deer Park Elementary who won the elementary Law Day Poster Contest,

and also Aaron Love, grade 6, Woodlawn Middle, who won the middle school division.

Law Day 2009

We also thank their teachers, Marta L. Davis and Vernon Fains for encouraging their participation and artistic growth


Stephanie Roberts and her students from Eastwood Elementary invited Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts students to join in painting a mural that shows natural resources in Maryland.  The mural shows the natural resources in our forests, marshes, and Chesapeake Bay. This year they are focusing on our forests.

Eastwood Elementary Mural Project Eastwood Elementary Mural Project
Eastwood Elementary Mural Project Eastwood Elementary Mural Project

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 made line drawings of insects, animals, trees, and plants.  Bernie Zienkiewicz and students from Patapsco High CFA came to Eastwood Elementary to help paint the mural.


April Exhibits

Congratulations to the winners of the IWIF 2009 Baltimore County High Schools Workplace Safety Poster Contest:

1st Place - Maria Catalidi, Woodlawn High
1st Place - Maria Catalidi, Woodlawn High

2nd Place – Devin McMillian, Lansdowne High
2nd Place – Devin McMillian, Lansdowne High

3rd Place – Ryan Geelhaar, Lansdowne High
3rd Place – Ryan Geelhaar, Lansdowne High

This is an annual competition sponsored by the IWIF – the Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund to raise awareness of workplace safety.  Cash prizes and certificates will be awarded to these students.


Congratulations to the following students whose work is on display at the Maryland State Department of Education

Student Artwork on display at MSDEStudent Artwork on display at MSDE

School Student
Grade
Teacher
Bedford Elementary Jasmine Parrish
2
Judith Sklare
Bedford Elementary Paul Lath
2
Judith Sklare
Catonsville High Dylan Brach
12
Ned Brannon
Dulaney High Rebecca Welling
12
Ken Shearman
Essex Elementary Savannah Adkins
4
Diana Bass
Franklin High Jacqueline Wheeler
12
Joel Thornton
Gunpowder Elementary Andrea Calalang
3
Sheree Southgate
Gunpowder Elementary Andrew Grupp
3
Sheree Southgate
Hampton Elementary Sam Ganas
2
Downey Dress
Harford Hills Elementary Jacqueline Navarro
3
Renee Whelehan
Hereford Middle Morgan Serra
8
Carrie Aitken
New Town High Dara McCrae
12
Sandy Cryder
Oliver Beach Elementary Chelsey Burkholder
2
Stacy Bentley
Oliver Beach Elementary Gillian Wright
2
Stacy Bentley
Orems Elementary Charleise Booker
1
Grace Hulse
Overlea High Lloyd Matth
11
Nancy Fishel
Owings Mills High Aly Raphael
11
Kathryn Short
Patapsco High & Center for the Arts Brett Shinsky
12
Bernie Zienkiewicz
Perry Hall Middle Kate Shelton
7
Michele Momenzadeh
Pinewood Elementary Marika Yang
5
Ron Brigerman
Pleasant Plains Elementary Nautica Rose
5
Ann Valuntis
Prettyboy Elementary Helena Rudolph
2
Linda Jones
Randallstown Elementary Amber Carter
4
Joanne Perlin
Stemmers Run Middle Brandon Fitch
6
Linda Berlin
Sudbrook Magnet Middle Aubrey Baird
8
Cecilia Terlizzi
Sudbrook Magnet Middle Sarah Miller
8
Cecilia Terlizzi
Towson High Bradley Bailey
12
Dori Stickles
Woodmoor Elementary Third Graders
3
Beverly Humbert
Fort Garrison Elementary Paige Berman
5
Ellen Deckelbaum
Holabird Middle Douglas Henry
7
Ginny O'Flaherty

Congratulations to Sam Thuman, Loch Raven AcademyCongratulations to Sam Thuman, Loch Raven Academy. Sam’s poster won Second Place in the 2009 Magnet Schools of America Poster Contest for the middle school level.

 

 

 



Congratulations to all of our art students who participated in the “All Things Wings” Annual Student Art Exhibit at the Irvine Nature Center.  The exhibit will be on display through April 7, 2009.  Contact the Irvine Nature Center for any additional information:  443-738-9200, www.ExploreNature.org

Congratulations to these students whose artwork received awards in this juried exhibit:

Cameron Kelly, Grade 7, Hereford Middle School
John McFeaters, Grade 12, Sparrows Point High School
Alex Wyatt, Grade 12, Parkville High School,
Cierra Nagle, Grade 6, Perry Hall Middle School
William Bosley III, Grade 12, Sparrows Point High School
Matthew Rafferty, Grade 8, Ridgely Middle School

Cierra Nagle, Most Creative “Wing Thing” with Ms. Momenzadeh
Cierra Nagle, Most Creative “Wing Thing” with Ms. Momenzadeh

Cameron Kelly, Best In Show (grades 6 – 8) with Ms. Pagani
Cameron Kelly, Best In Show (grades 6 – 8) with Ms. Pagani

Grace Kane, Grade 7, with Mr. Heill
Grace Kane, Grade 7, with Mr. Heill

William Bosley II with Irvine Nature Center Executive Director, Peggy O’Neill, and Exhibits Coordinator, Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
William Bosley II with Irvine Nature Center Executive Director, Peggy O’Neill, and Exhibits Coordinator, Monica Wiedel-Lubinski


Youth Art Month


Congratulations to Jessica Jakubowski, Chesapeake HighCongratulations to Jessica Jakubowski, Chesapeake High.  Jessica’s poster received First Place in the 2009 Magnet Schools of America Poster Contest for the high school level.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Art NewsProud students, parents, and teachers, gathered with the Honorable Jim Smith, County Executive, on March 9, 2009 for a reception to honor those whose work is currently exhibited in the Executive’s office.  Executive Smith is a wonderful supporter of the educational program in Baltimore County Public Schools and recognizes the important role the arts play in providing a well rounded education for each student.

Art News


March is Youth Art Month
Congratulations to Hayleigh Braml, a 6th Grader from Perry Hall Middle School, for winning first place in the middle school division of the Youth Art Month flag design contest.

Youth Art Month flag design contest

Youth Art Month flag design contest


March Exhibits Youth Art Month
A Sequential Visual Arts Program Prek-12

Congratulations to Jim Kuhlman, art chairman at Dulaney High for having his painting accepted into the 2009 Mid Atlantic Juried Exhibition at Strathmore.  The exhibit runs April 10 – May 26. 

Jim Kuhlman From the Bermuda Series

From the Bermuda Series


Maryland General Assembly House And Senate Tunnels Student Art Exhibit

The 2009 Student Art Exhibit at the Maryland General Assembly will be held Friday, February 27, 2009 through Wednesday, April 1, 2009.  The exhibit celebrates art education excellence in Maryland schools and showcases hundreds of students’ artwork from participating schools throughout the State.  The exhibition is presented by the Maryland Art Education Association (MAEA), a network of professional art educators who encourage, strengthen and promote the role of visual arts in schools, in cooperation with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC).  Student artists, their family and friends can visit the exhibit during State House business hours.  The hours for the State Buildings are 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The general public must pass through security and receive a visitor’s badge to gain access to the tunnels during the session to The Legislative Services Bldg., 90 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland.

Brooke Lingg Chase Elementary
Eric Carlson Dumbarton Middle
Emily Marshall Dundalk Middle
Maria Gonzales Featherbed Lane Elementary
Noah Kness Ft. Garrison Elementary
Dalton Chenworth Fullerton Elementary
Anna Cardarella General John Stricker Middle
Michael Simon Harford Hills Elementary
Eli Hess Hereford Middle
Grace Rappazzo Kingsville Elementary
Anna Kielman Loch Raven High
Mykayla Conley Lutherville Lab
Renzo Labajanan Middle River Middle
Taylor Simmons Oakleigh Elementary
Anthony Garove Perry Hall High
Savannah Speir Perry Hall Middle
Roman Shimonov Pikesville Middle
Tyshe' Jefferson Riverview Elementary
Timmy Mahoney Sparks Elementary
Christian Falkanhan Stemmers Run Middle

Art Exhibit

Art Exhibit Art Exhibit


winning artwork

Congratulations to Emily Lottes, a seventh grade student in Michele Momenzadeh's art class at Perry Hall Middle School. Emily was recognized with a regional Gold Key award in The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2009 for her charcoal drawing entitled "Playing Jacks." It will now compete at the national level. Attached is her winning artwork.

Love Your Tree

Casey Lim placed 1st“Eve, look at that tree. Now look at this tree. Do you hate that tree because it doesn’t look like this tree? You’re a tree. I’m a tree. You’ve got to love your body Eve. You’ve got to love your tree!”
-excerpt from The Good Body

The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt held its thirdVaughn Teel placed 3rd for middle school awards annual “Love Your Tree” Poster art campaign. Inspired by Eve Ensler’s award-winning plays, The Good Body and The Vagina Monologues, the campaign is intended to promote a healthy body image and celebrate diversity.

Thanks to the students and teachers from: Dulaney High, Perry Hall High, Franklin High, Towson High, Ridgely Middle, Sudbrook Middle, and Woodlawn Middle for submitting their works of art.

Vernon Fains of Woodlawn Middle was honored for having the most submissions.  Vaughn Teel placed 3rd for middle school awards and Casey Lim placed 1st.  Suzanne Collins of WJZ was on hand to present the awards.


Wild Art Exhibit poster

The BCPS Magnet Office has announced the winners for the annual Magnet Schools of America Poster Contest.  These winners will now go on to the national contest at the 2009 Magnet Schools of America National Conference in April.
Click to see poster


Congratulations to our BCPS art students who were recognized in the 2009 NFAA youngARTS national competition.  Approximately 6,000 - 8,000 students register for youngARTS each year.  150 students are selected as youngARTS finalists and brought to Miami for youngARTS week featuring master classes, showcase performances, exhibitions, enrichment programs, and final adjudications.  We are very proud to announce that of the 33 finalists in visual arts/photo/cinema in the entire nation, 5 are from Baltimore County Public Schools! 

Finalist    
Rodney Jones Patapsco High & CFA 2008 Photo
Becca Goodman Carver CFA Visual Arts
Aviva Paley Carver CFA Visual Arts
Sam Rosen Carver CFA Visual Arts
Jordan Stearns Carver CFA 2008 Visual Arts
     
Honorable Mention    
Dani Balenson Carver CFA Photo
Carter Gisriel Towson High Photo
Dorsey Goldbeck Towson High Photo
Kelly Laughlin Towson High Photo
Carrie Meushaw Carver CFA  Photo
Jacqueline Wheeler Franklin High Photo
Laura Koler Carver CFA Visual Arts
Alex Kuhn Carver CFA Visual Arts
Lucia Thome Carver CFA Visual Arts
     
Awards Of Merit    
Molly Szpara Carver CFA Cinema
Becca Goodman Carver CFA Photo
Danielle Baer Carver CFA Visual Arts
Natalie Drutz Carver CFA Visual Arts
Chelsea Harman Carver CFA Visual Arts
“Cleansed” by Becca Goodman, 36” x 60” oil on canvas
“Cleansed” by Becca Goodman, 36” x 60” oil on canvas

50 of the youngARTS Finalists are nominated to the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars to become Presidential Scholars in the Arts. Twenty of those nominees are then selected as Presidential Scholars in the Arts.  We are very proud to announce that Becca Goodman, Carver Center for the Arts, has been nominated as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts.


Congratulations to Kyrae Cowan, Anoosha Akhlaq, and Ebony Short from New Town High School.  Their artwork was selected to be part of the juried Courage Exhibit at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History.  There will be a reception for the students and their families on Saturday, January 24, 2009. 

The Caged Voice Within by Anoosha Akhlaq

The Caged Voice Within by Anoosha Akhlaq


Congratulations to our teachers who have artwork that has been selected for the “Visas” Exhibit at the Towson Arts Collective.  The exhibit will be on display January 16 – March 8, 2009.  The TAC is at 406 York Road, Lower Level, Towson. 

Joanne Bare, Hereford High
Kathryn Short, Owings Mills High
Cheryl Milligan, Towson High

Shelter/Storm Diptych by Cheryl Milligan

Shelter/Storm Diptych by Cheryl Milligan


Congratulations to Kate Lynn Morrill, photography teacher at Towson High.  Ms. Morrill’s exhibit, “Alaska Immersed” is currently on display at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Amalie Rothschild Gallery, January 8 – January 31, 2009.  The exhibit captures the deep calm and sheer immensity of the Alaskan landscape with mural size black and white prints often employing collages of multiple perspectives. 

Alaska Immersed


Don't Miss January's Eye Candy
December Exhibits image

Congratulations to the Music and Art Departments at Perry Hall Middle School for hosting the Barnes and Noble Family arts Night on November 24th in White Marsh.  The event was a huge success with many families in attendance.

Jose Cruz , Grade 8 with his Self-Portrait

Jose Cruz , Grade 8 with his Self-Portrait


First Place Winner: Danielle Milan Art Teacher: Michele MomenzadehPerry Hall Middle School is proud to announce that three seventh grade students received awards for the student service learning projects they created in art class. The students created posters on the theme "Peace Begins with Me" as part of an international competition. The local area posters were judged by Oak Crest Retirement Village's Lions Club members. The winning poster will now go on to compete at other levels.



First Place Winner: Danielle Milan Art Teacher: Michele Momenzadeh
Honorable Mention: Youssef Moustafa Art Teacher: Molly Schappel
Honorable Mention: Emily Lottes Art Teacher: Michele Momenzadeh

Honorable Mention: Emily Lottes Art Teacher: Michele Momenzadeh
Honorable Mention: Youssef Moustafa Art Teacher: Molly Schappel

Hereford High, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
Students from Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Hereford High, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, and Towson High were proud to have their work displayed at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on November 10, 2008 for The Honor Band, Chorus, and Orchestra concert.


Quality Time
On Sunday, November 9, 2008 the Office of Visual Arts joined with our partners at the Walters Art Museum for Project: Quality Time. This event encouraged middle school students and their parents to spend some quality time together at the museum.


Congratulations to Michael Bare, art teacher at Hereford High.  New work by Mike, “Favorite Places,” is currently on exhibit at Diddywopps & Keeffers Gallery in Monkton, October 30 – December 8.  www.diddywopps.com
Congratulations to Michael Bare, art teacher at Hereford High.


Congratulations to our BCPS art teachers whose artworks were selected for the Maryland Art Education Association 2008 Juried Exhibition:

Joanne Bare, Hereford High
Stewart Emmerich, Vincent Farms Elementary
Kaytee Lurz, Middlesex Elementary
Cheryl Milligan, Towson High
Linda Popp, Visual Arts Coordinator
Kathryn Short, Owings Mills High
Riselle Abrams, retired
Duane Sabiston, retired

You are cordially invited to attend an Artists’ Reception on Friday, November 14, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Towson Arts Collective Gallery, 406 York Road, Towson.  The work will be on display through December.  Contact 410-313-6885 for gallery hours.

Alley by Kathryn Short

Alley by Kathryn Short


Congratulations to our students whose work was selected for the “One Vision, Many Voices” Exhibit, which is currently on display at the BWI Thurgood Marshal Airport: 

Ebony Costello,  Perry Hall Middle
Maleeha Syed, Towson High
Carter Gisriel, Towson High. 

This juried traveling exhibit is part of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Reconciliation Initiative.  There was an artist reception Saturday, November 1 at the Youth Art Gallery in the Observation Deck.

Ebony Costello with her artwork focused on Dr. King’s Fifth Principle: Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.

Ebony Costello with her artwork focused on Dr. King’s Fifth Principle:  Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.


Congratulations to the following students whose work is on display at our County Executive, the Honorable Jim Smith’s office in the old Towson Court House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thanks to Caryn Martin, Cheryl Milligan, and Stephanie Bylkas for presenting at the MAEA conference on October 17, 2008.  We are always proud to share Baltimore County’s best!

Presenters Caryn Martin and Cheryl Milligan Presenter Stephanie Bylkas

The Office of Visual Arts is proud to announce the winners of the Baltimore County Public Schools Art Educators of the Year: Terry Flynn, New Elementary, Sarah Deacon, New Middle School, Caryn Martin, New High School, Grace Hulse Career Elementary, Cecilia Terlizzi, Career Middle School, Katie Calkins, Career High School and Janet Gold, Retired Art Teacher.  They were honored to have Dr. Grasmick present them with the awards at the MAEA Conference on October 17, 2008.
Winners of the Baltimore County Public Schools Art Educators of the Year
The Office of Visual Arts is proud to announce that Kaytee Lurz of Middlesex Elementary and Craig Llewellyn of Lansdowne High, were honored as MAEA (Maryland Art Educators Association) Elementary and High School State Art Educators of the Year.  They were honored to have Dr. Grasmick present them with the awards at the MAEA Conference on October 17, 2008.
Elementary and High School State Art Educators of the Year Elementary and High School State Art Educators of the Year

Congratulations to our students whose artwork was selected from the MAEA Exhibit to go on to the 40th Annual Staff Development Conference at the Gaylord Conference Center in Washington, D.C. from December 5 – 9, 2008:

Congratulations to our students whose artwork was selected from the MAEA ExhibitC’Aughna Lemon, Middlesex Elementary
Camila Villanueva, Oakleigh Elementary
Michael Campbell, Perry Hall High
Emma Popp, Towson High

 

 

 

 





Emma Popp, Towson High


Congratulations to our students whose artwork was selected to represent Baltimore County Public Schools at the Maryland Art Education Association Exhibit at Maryland Hall in Annapolis on October 17, 2008:

Ashley Barber, Battle Grove Elementary
Isabelle Cagle, Cromwell Valley Elementary
Arub Iqbal, Harford Hills Elementary
C’Aughna Lemon, Middlesex Elementary
Camila Vilanueva, Oakleigh Elementary
Kendal Vanfleet, Orems Elementary
Aaliyah Freeman, Overlea High
Samantha Marston, Patapsco High
Erika Shaddock, Patapsco High
Stephanie Victorine, Patapsco High
Michael Campbell, Perry Hall High
Michelle Krach, Perry Hall Middle
Jesse Simmons, Perry Hall Middle
Bo Hundley, Ridgely Middle
Liezel Zambo, Sudbrook Middle Magnet
Sarah hull, Towson High
Emma Popp, Towson High
Ameila Thomas, Towson High
Madison McLean, Victory Villa Elementary
Paris Johnson, Woodlawn Middle

Michelle Krach, Perry Hall Middle, with her art teacher, Ms. Momenzadeh

Michelle Krach, Perry Hall Middle, with her art teacher, Ms. Momenzadeh


MY... is a new visual arts program involving a creative partnership between Oxfordshire and Baltimore County Public Schools.  A reception was held at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts on September 16 and at Carver Center for Arts and Technology on September 19.   Receptions were held also held in Oxfordshire where student’s from Baltimore County Public Schools work was presented digitally.  School participating in the exhibit included: Catonsville Elementary, Catonsville High, Halstead Academy, Lansdowne Elementary, Sandy Plains Elementary, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, Bear Creek Elementary, Cromwell Valley Elementary, Carroll Manor Elementary, Sparks Elementary, Towson High, and Carver Center for Arts and Technology.

 MY... is a new visual arts program

To see more of the art work go to www.oxonart.org


On Sunday, October 5, 2008 we joined our partners at the Baltimore Museum of Art for the 2nd annual “Project Quality Time”.  This is a day to encourage families to spend some quality time together at the museum.  The event was well attended and fun for all.

“Project Quality Time” “Project Quality Time”

Join us on November 9, 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Walters Art Museum for another “Project Quality Time” .


Students and teachers from Hereford Middle School were honored at the unveiling of their new mural at the Hollins Market in Baltimore City. The mural is created with 176 tiles depicting the B&O Railroad Museum. We are pleased to celebrate the achievements of these students and want to thank the Museum of Ceramics for their partnership with 14 of our middle schools in Baltimore County.
Students and teachers from Hereford Middle School were honored
Students and teachers from Hereford Middle School were honored

Pinwheels for PeaceCongratulations to all the school that took part in the 2008 Pinwheels for Peace.

Today’s students are bombarded with television images, video games, and magazine articles/newspapers that give importance to conflict and war. Violence has become commonplace and accepted as part of our society and, for some students, it is a way of life. It is our hope that through the Pinwheels for Peace project, we can help the students make a public visual statement about their feelings about war/ peace/ tolerance/ cooperation/ harmony/ unity and, in some way, maybe, awaken the public and let them know what the next generation is thinking.


Geoff Grace, Overlea High art teacher!Congratulations to Geoff Grace, Overlea High art teacher!  Geoff inaugurates the fall season at the Minstillation Gallery, Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore with a new minstillation opening Saturday, September 13, 2008.

Let it out let it in is the artist’s first project since winning the 2008 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize.  In this quiet celebration of the wide open spaces of pop songs and the American highway, billboards pass by with the gentle rhythm of a road trip, slowly unfolding the lyrics to “Hey Jude.”


Congratulations to Rachel Thompson at Towson High! Congratulations to Rachel Thompson at Towson High!  Rachel’s national award-winning artwork, The Sky Is Falling, from the Scholastic Art Awards has been selected for exhibition in Washington D.C.  The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers will exhibit 50 artworks by national award winners in the Old Post Office Building in the offices of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities September 2008 through August 2009.  The artists will be recognized at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 7, 2008.


Atmospheric Abstractions

Congratulations to Caryn Martin, art teacher at Towson High School, on her recent exhibit “Atmospheric Abstractions” at the Creative Alliance. 

See an article from the Baltimore City Paper at www.citypaper.com/..

 

 


Putting It All Together…Energy, Excitement, Creativity and Meaningful Content, our Fall Professional Development Day is Wednesday, August 20, 2008.

All teachers will be meeting at Towson University, Fine Arts Building.  The day will begin with an overview of our PreK – 12 program and general business for all at 9:00 am.  This will be followed by a conference format with concurrent sessions featuring an introduction to revised curriculum, on-going development of curriculum resources, and the new kiln firing and safety resource.  BCPS teachers, The Walters Art Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and AEM representatives will also present strategies for best practice.  Davis Publications will introduce the 5th grade textbook, “Explorations In Art.”

Information about registration and lunch has already been sent to teachers.


Local artist/Overlea art teacher Geoff Grace won the $25,000 Sondheim Prize at the BMA. His installation, “It’s the Linger, Not the Long”,  is an inviting, whimsical, and personal piece that pulls in the viewer and encourages lingering. It’s on view through August 3rd.  Congratulations Geoff!
Local artist/Overlea art teacher Geoff Grace won the $25,000 Sondheim Prize at the BMA

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