Prizes awarded to BGHS senior show artists

Submitted by BGHS Art Department
Monday the awards for the Senior Art Show now on display at Four Corners Center in downtown BG were announced.
In announcing the awards, art teacher Nicole Myers said: “To be in Senior Studio, students need to have great work ethic, great creativity, be independently motivated and take art all four years.
“Student artists complete teacher driven prompts while trying new materials and solving problems that may arise. Each student is responsible for exhibiting their best work from the four years in the Senior Studio Show.”
The show is in its 19th year and includes the work 26 seniors, the most ever in Senior Studio history. Participating in the show were: Savannah Artiaga, Hannah Brose, Brittney Bushman, Ashley Cochrane, Rebecca Elsasser, Conner Erdody, Kurt Greiger, Angie Hoffsis, Lydia Kalmar, Maeve Kennedy, Alexandra Knoell, Michael Koldan, Miranda Lentz, Keller Martin, Sydney Mason, Zach McCurdy, Alex Noble, Drew Peterson, Lilly Rakas, Tony Reisberg, Adam Schroeder, Katy Slaughterbeck, Micah Smith, Morgan Smith, Allison Swanka and Rowan Wicks.
Awards for a total of $1,000 were sponsored by businesses, organizations and individuals.
Award winners were:
• PTO Purchase Award, Miranda Lentz, “Another Brick in the Wall,” a pen and ink drawing.
• 2-D purchase award courtesy of Black Swamp Arts Festival, Micah Smith for “Cinnamon Teal,” colored pencil drawing. Matt Reger selected this piece for its incredible detail and overall display. Reger selected a second piece as well, Sydney Mason’s “Aquarelle,” acrylic painting. He was drawn to the bright colors and said it is just fun to look at. Copies of Sydney and Micah’s pieces will be displayed on the second floor of the high school.
• 2-D purchase award courtesy of Black Swamp Arts Festival, Adam Schroeder for “Pierre the Pigeon,” clay.
• Principal’s Award sponsored by Mr. Jeff Dever, which goes to a student with high work ethic, Lilly Rakas.
• Outstanding Technical Merit Award sponsored by Ben and Jen Waddington of Waddington Jewelers, Brittney Bushman, “3 Shades of Blue” necklace, an enameled piece made by melting glass on individual pennies and then attaching each with jump rings.
• The People’s Choice award courtesy of Floyd Craft, owner of Ben Franklin, Keller Martin, “Elvis,” acrylic painting.
The last two awards were selected by Mr. Francis Scruci, superintendent and Mrs. Rhonda Melchi, treasurer.
The first award is the Superintendent Award wen to Micah Smith’s “Cinnamon Teal.” This piece will be added to the Central Administration’s permanent gallery.
The Board of Education Award went to Conner Erdody’s Diversion, sculpey triptych. This piece will hang permanently in the high school conference room.
The exhibit remains on view at the Four Corner Center during the day through Wednesday.

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