Five Midview Students’ Work to Be Featured in Ohio Art Education Association’s Emerging Artists Exhibit – Morning Journal

The Ohio Art Education Association has announced that five students from Midview High School will be featured in its annual Emerging Artists Exhibit.

The students created the artwork during the 2021-22 school year, according to a news release.

The students are Riley Willard, Grade 12; Sesen Keith, 11th grade; Isabella Griffiths, 10th grade; Jackie Janus, 10th grade; and Avah Perry, 10th grade.

Their works are exhibited at the King Arts Complex, 835 Mount Vernon Ave. in Columbus, through October 29.

  • Art by Riley Willard. (Submitted)

  • Art by Avah Perry.  (Submitted)

    Art by Avah Perry. (Submitted)

  • Art by Sesen Keith.  (Submitted)

    Art by Sesen Keith. (Submitted)

  • Art by Jackie Janus.  (Submitted)

    Art by Jackie Janus. (Submitted)

  • Art by Isabella Griffiths.  (Submitted)

    Art by Isabella Griffiths. (Submitted)

“Helping students become artists, critical thinkers, makers and creators is such a rewarding experience, especially when organizations like the OAEA take note of their accomplishments,” said Heather Burns, visual arts teacher at Midview High School, in the release. “Having artwork displayed in the Emerging Artists Exhibit is a true testament to the creativity, talent and hard work of each student.”

As a professional organization of over 2,000 art teachers in Ohio, the Ohio Art Education Association promotes art education through several professional endeavors, including sponsoring various student art exhibits at the national and regional, according to the press release.

The Emerging Artists Exhibition is designed to motivate and inspire new artists to excel in the fields of drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, computer art, photography and printing. , according to the press release.

This year, 195 works of art were selected from eight regions across the state for the juried exhibit, according to the release.

“On behalf of the local Midview schools community, I want to extend my sincere congratulations to this talented group of students,” Midview High School Principal Brian Siftar said in the statement. “Their creativity and dedication to their craft is truly inspiring.

The Ohio Art Education Association will recognize the featured students and their respective art teachers at a celebratory reception on Oct. 29, according to the release.

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