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Visual Arts Department: Two Dimensional Art Archives 2003-2004
The Scholastic show is the big regional art competition and exhibition each year. This is a very competitive show which features the “best of the best” art from schools throughout our region, which includes Macomb, Lapeer, and St. Claire counties. Top award winners go on to compete in the national show.
Last year I submitted twenty pieces; only two were accepted, but both won awards at the regional level. Dale Mihalovich won a Gold award, and Dorian Palazzola won a Silver. Dale’s piece was sent on to the national show, where it also received a Gold award. Receiving Gold at the national level is an outstanding achievement!
This year, I was a bit more selective in choosing pieces for submission, and entered fourteen pieces. Five were selected for the show. In terms of percentage of pieces accepted, we more than tripled our success rate from last year!
This year’s winners are: Dale Mihalovich, Gold (Pictured Above), and Joann Dietz, Silver (Pictured Below). Also in the show and receiving certificates are: Joann Dietz (a second piece), Josh Karchin, and Dorian Palazzola (in the show two years in a row).
Congratulations to all of these outstanding young artists!
Student Work selected for Permanent Collection
Joann Dietz's acrylic portrait of Sarah Holtz has been selected to be part of the Michigan State Board of Education's permanent art collection. Joann will present the painting to the State Superintendent December 18th in Lansing at the State Board Meeting.
2D Art III
|by Joann Dietz
|By Dorian Palazzola|
2D Art III
Portraits: Oil Pastel
|By Dorian Palazzola|
|By Adam Lawrence, 2D Art I|
|By Peggy Kittila, 2D Art II|
|By Joann Dietz, 2D Art III|
Detroit Festival of the Arts
Students from Mr. Jacobi’s 2D Art III class were invited by Art on the Move to participate in the Street Painting area at the Detroit Festival of the Arts on September 12-14.
Street painters traditionally will reproduce an existing piece of art, a practice that originated in Italy several hundred years ago. The participating students selected a painting created in 1928 by Tamara de Lempicka as the subject matter for their painting. Teresa Steenland produced an initial sketch that was submitted and approved.
Pastels (colored chalk) were used to create the image on the street, in the middle of John R, right behind the Detroit Institute of the Arts. The AAW students, through a tremendous display of teamwork, produced a piece that was marveled at by hundreds of onlookers. Many said they thought that it was the best of all of the student work at the exhibit, including that of a number of art students from the College for Creative Studies! People said that they were amazed that high school students were doing work of such high quality.
Participating student artists were: Joann Dietz, Vince Finazzo, Nicole Fraser, Sarah Holtz, Dorian Palazzola, and Teresa Steenland. Mr. Jacobi gave minimal assistance with the art (the students said “Leave us alone- we know what we’re doing!!!”), and focused on things like “working the crowd”, passing out AAW business cards, procuring additional food tickets for the kids, and sitting in the shade. Everybody had a great time!
Work in Progress
Joann, Vince, and Dorian
Onlookers watching Joann in action
Teresa adds some finishing touches
Finished! Dorian Palazzola, Vince Finazzo,
Sarah Holtz, Joann Dietz, Nicole Fraser. (Teresa Steenland missing
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Last update: 24.09.07