RSJH art students featured in youth arts exhibits

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Wyo4news Staff, [email protected] [PRESS RELEASE]

ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING— The current exhibit at the Community Fine Arts Center includes 135 students from Rock Springs Junior High School through Saturday, April 30. A public reception for art students will be held on Wednesday, April 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Each year, displays of student art from Sweetwater County School District #1 mark the celebration of National Youth Arts Month observed in March. This observation recognizes the importance of art and arts education in school curricula. Art, music, and performing arts activities can help students develop life skills, including self-expression, problem-solving, creativity, individuality, and the ability to see life. beauty of traditional art forms and the world around them.

Students worked in a variety of media including pencil drawing, watercolor, acrylic, ink, colored pencil, printmaking, and graphic arts. The sculpture students worked with mixed media, clay and papier-mâché to create a variety of 3D artworks. Following state educational standards, students explore techniques, study important artists throughout history, and learn terminologies such as perspective, balance, form, form, tint and value.

Hallie Riskus teaches painting I and II and printmaking at RSJH. Abbie Showecker teaches Drawing I and II. Nathan Wonnacott teaches Sculpture I and II as well as Computer Graphic Arts I and II.

“This year’s exhibit for 7th and 8th grade art students is amazing in the level of work these students have produced,” said CFAC Director Debora Soule. “We can’t wait to see where that kind of talent takes these kids in their high school classrooms.”

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The participating students are:

DRAWING I – 7and grade: Bella Aaron, Jordyn Ackerman, Tarin Anderson, Lillie Bodenhagen, Esabella Brierley, Emeree Brostoski, Paige Castillon, Olivia Davies, Elise Gannon, Jersey, Hamblin, Brooklynn Hartley, Ashley Herrera-Campos, Adyson Huffman, Arya Jackson, Lillie Lytle, Marcus Mendoza , Jensen Moeller, Kaylee Moore, Kaycie Muniz, Hannah Murray, Makayla Neal, Ava Nettik, Emily Nieto, Cambri Pedersen, Gissell Perez, Shelby Pergande, Soraya Portillo, Willow Price, Ashley Rodriguez, Daniela Salazar, Breslynn Shelley, Jaxon Stanton, Paige Tongate, Olivia Wille and 8th grade: Chloee Dawson, Aracely Del Villar, Arlyn Gomez, Teilah Guerrero, Skyler Hossele, Valentina Sagastume, April Sagastume, Sofia Salazar, Angelo Vandenberg

Drawing II – 8and grade: Amelia Chavez, Dominic Fleming, Alicia Garcia, Zoey Hudgens, Kahlan Kuehl, Aunica Mayne, Bivian Sarabia-Pitones, Mariana Sauceda Hernandez, Rachael Wallendorff

SCULPTURE I – 7and grade: Emeree Brostroski, Paige Castillon, Scarlett Cozzen, Scarlett Cozzen, Baylee Dunn, Ruby Florencio, Braelyn Harris, Ava Nicholas, Cambri Pederson, Sophia Pugmire, Izabella Salazar, Breslynn Shelley, Alex Vega, Maddie Weaver, Shieley Zancanella and 8and grade: Anyelin Carreno Hernandez, Amelia Chavez, Andrew Lauridsen, Jorge Olivias, Ava Penner

SCULPTURE II – 8and grade: Alexander Croft, Aracely Del Villar Felix, Alizon Flores, Kylynne Leon, Natalie Mitchell, Dayton Stott

GRAPHIC ART I – 7and grade: Jeremiah Bear, Adalynn Berret, Baylee Dunn, Hannah Murray, Ava Nettik, Jaxon Stanton, Javin Toth and 8and grade: Jamison Doak, Skyler Riddle, Cody Riley, Jordyn VanAusdle

GRAPHIC ART II – 8and grade: Cash Carlson, Abril Dominquez, Jovani Hernandez-Diaz, Kellen McBurnett, Bivian Serabia, Pitones, Eli Wall

PAINT 1 – 7and grade: Tarin Anderson, Jeremiah Bear, Isabella Bear, Lilly Bodenhagen, Sophia Browder, Paige Castillon, Scarlett Cozzens, Blayke Daley, Dalila Garcia, Brooklynn Hartley, Katelynn Homan, Addy Huffman, Cambri Pedersen, Isabella Penland, Ashlyn Piaia, Tulia Resler, MaryLynn Stewart , Yuliza Vicencio-Delgadillo, Olivia Wille, Emma Wright and 8and grade: Annaliese Berrett, Kaylena Hansen, Harlie Morgan, Rose Motte, Jillian Palinek, Zoe Schmidt, Ashlyn Tolar, Hailey Verhave

PAINT II 8and grade: Hannah Bae, Amelia Chavez, Aracely Del Villar, Brooke East, Lilia Faudoa, Alicia Garcia, Zoey Hudgens, Kahlan Kuehl, Kylynne Leon, Natalie Mitchell, Ashlan Rosenbach, Valentina Sagastume, Rileigh Trautman, Angelo Vandenberg, Jadyn Walker, Rachel Wallendorf

ENGRAVING – 8and grade: Amelia Chavez, Khimbra Goode, Zahayra Macias-Delgadillo

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Rounding out the YAM exhibit schedule, Rock Springs and Black Butte High Schools will be exhibiting their students’ artwork May 4-21. A reception is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Friends and family of students, as well as the public, are encouraged to visit CFAC to view the student exhibit as well as to enjoy the permanent art collection owned by Sweetwater County School District #1.

CFAC was started because of the vision of one of the teachers at Rock Springs High School, Elmer Halseth. Mr. Halseth encouraged his students as early as the 1930s to raise funds and helped them buy artwork to hang in their classrooms. In 1966 he arranged for the expanded art collection to be on public display and the Community Center for Fine Arts began to be a prominent feature of the town.

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Julia P. Cluff