3 MHS Artists’ Works Earn State Recognition

Three Mason High School students will showcase their artistic talents at the state level next month.
 
Senior artist Carrie Bruns, and junior artists Sami Jo Giesel and Mackenzie Green will each have one of their artworks on display alongside 297 other works of art featured in the 2014 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition.
 
From the 12,000 regional entries from the 15 regions, approximately 2,500 are selected to enter the state judging. State jurors then selected 300 for state exhibition.
 
“Governor’s YAE is our penultimate judged competition," explained MHS art department chair Aaron Roberts.
 
Bruns’ piece is a digital drawing, “A Handful of Light.” She was taught by Roberts. Giesel’s piece is a graphite drawing, “Dark Side.” She was taught by MHS art teacher Beth Eline. Green’s piece is a digital drawing, “Simply Me.” She was taught by Roberts.
 
These MHS artists’ works have already received acclaim in other contests.
 
“Carrie’s piece is simultaneously competing at the National Scholastics judging. Sami Jo’s piece won a regional Silver key in Scholastics. Mackenzie’s piece was awarded an Honorable Mention at regional Scholastics,” shared Roberts.
 
The students’ art will be on display at the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition beginning mid-April at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower located at 30 East Broad Street in Columbus. The exhibition will be on display through mid-May and will be open to the public weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm.
 
More than 30 universities and art colleges offer scholarships to seniors who are featured in the show. Each school determines its own scholarship amount/guidelines.
Article from: Staffgram