The Weight We Carry: A Teen Perspective On Resilience

The Sheboygan North High Art Department is pleased to announce that AP Studio Art student, Emily F, will represent our school at the The Weight We Carry: A Teen Perspective on Resilience at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend, Wisconsin.

MOWA is having an opening party on Saturday, May 7th 2-4pm for the opening of three exhibitions – The Weight We Carry: A Teen Perspective on Resilience, Marion Coffey: The Art of Color, and Khari Turner: Mirroring Reflection. The MOWA Teen Council will be sharing their collaborative zine in response to the exhibition (pay as you can donation), MIAD staff will be available to meet with students, and music and a cash bar will be available to enjoy. Remarks at 3:00. Looking forward to seeing you all there! (LINK) Every artist and submitting art educator will receive complimentary admission to the opening for themselves and 2 additional guests

Emily F

“There Is Still Hope”

2022

acrylic on canvas

20 inch diameter

More students or friends interested in joining? No problem- everyone is welcome! Single-day admission to the museum/opening includes a membership that offers free unlimited access for an entire year. This starts at $15 for 1 person, $23 for 2 and $50 for a whole “crew”. If someone is already a member the event is free! 

The Weight We Carry: A Teen Perspective on Resilience runs from May 7 through July 3, 2022.

MOWA is located at 205 Veterans Avenue, West Bend, Wisconsin 53095

Web: wisconsinart.org

Now On View: Senior Art Showcase

April 8 – April 29, 2022

In this exhibition, seniors Megan Butler, Florence Butterfield, Emily Fisher, and Luecy Xiong display a sample of work that they have been working on since the start of the school year. These works are part of a larger body of work focused on a unique teen perspective ranging from fear to identity and the environment to growing up.

Coming soon – integrated Spanish tiles by Mrs. Flynn’s Spanish 5 students.


Megan Butler

“If These Walls Could Talk”

Film Photography

24 x 30 in

2022

This film photo is one of my favorite pieces so far. The shadows and the stress really bring out the mood of this shot. This abandoned house has an interesting backstory. I wanted to capture its history by bringing out the dark shadows that it naturally has. When I look at this house, or even through the windows, there are so many things that scatter my mind. When choosing a title I wanted to choose an interesting point of view. I thought it would be very fascinating to have the walls of the building tell the story. Never would I have thought of this perspective before, but this point of view would be intriguing in any building. I hope to dig deeper into this house and do a shoot from the inside out.

Megan Butler

“Disassociation”

Digital Photography

11 x 14 inches

2021

For this self-portrait, I wanted to create something that portrayed how I feel when I am photographing. By using a method called long exposure, I was able to create this abstract image. When I am photographing I feel as if I am disassociated from reality. There is something that photography provides that makes me feel like a whole new person. People do not see what is underneath just by looking at somebody or something’s surface.

Megan Butler

“Decomposition”

Woodcut Print

12 x 16 in

2022

Nature, no matter what it is, is beautiful. Whether that be plants, life, death, or decomposition. Decomposition can often be seen as unpleasant. Personally, there is so much more to it than revolting smells and sadness. The end of one life can also be beautiful. Instead of viewing death as the end of something, understand that there are many more opportunities ahead of you. Begin to realize that death is natural and beautiful in many ways.

Florence Butterfield

“Spiders of Fear”

Polymer clay, wood, and yarn

11 x 11.5 inches

2021

The spiders represent fear. It topples over one another becoming a mountain of anxiety. The anxiety is already sunken in the mind. Tangled up in its own string of web. Nesting where they feel safe. Absorbing the sounds from within not being able to use your voice. The darkness surrounds my presence, not being able to see or think.

Emily Fisher

“Greenhouse”

Watercolor

11 x 9 inches

2021

A greenhouse is both environmentally friendly and sustainable for agriculture. The benefits of this include reduced water consumption, the ability for people to grow their own food and know exactly what goes into it, and the use of ethical building materials such as glass. I incorporated all the elements of what makes a greenhouse sustainable in my piece.

Emily Fisher

“Sprout”

Digital Art

8 x 8 inches

2022

I was given the opportunity to be selected for the Innovator Fellowship, a program designed to allow students to create a project about which they are passionate. For my project, I chose to focus on the environment and create an opportunity for people to engage with the natural world. I’m accomplishing this by creating a storybook trail within Sheboygan’s Ellwood H. May Environmental Park. I’m creating and illustrating a children’s book displayed on signage along the Maple Forest Loop trail. My project aims to teach others how to be good environmental stewards through nature, physical activity, literacy, and art.

Luecy Xiong

“Sunflowers”

Pen & Ink

11×14 inches

2021

Sunflowers represent devotion and happiness. “Backstabbing” refers to the action of criticizing someone in a cruel/treacherous manner while feigning friendship. I portrayed the act of betrayal by illustrating the absolute trust an individual has lost. One’s kindness being taken advantage of is belittling, cruel, and dishonest. 

Luecy Xiong

“Sea Beyond the Horizon”

Digital

11×17 inches

2021

The overwhelming suffocation drowns the minds of many students. Some forget there is much more to life than a piece of paper- that there lies a bright light in the far distance awaiting them. I wanted to accentuate this magical-like feeling by incorporating sea life into my piece.

Luecy Xiong

“Dislike

Pen & Ink 

12.5 x 19.5 inches

2022 

We frame ourselves in a negative manner on social media. Constant comparisons, negative messages, and overwhelming hate feed onto an individual’s own esteem to the point of dissociating their online persona from their in-person self. Despite the drainage of one’s own mental capacity, many individuals continue to consume media out of helplessness, validation, and depression. 

SchoolArts Magazine April 2022 Issue – Contemporary Art

Mr. Juárez co-edits his third issue alongside Nancy Walkup, SchoolArts Magazine Editor-in-Chief. The April 2022 issue focuses on Contemporary Art in a preK – 12 setting. In addition, he has a published article on our artist-in-residency program. A big thanks to the Davis Publication/SchoolArts Magazine staff for another great issue.

Here are a few screenshots of his contribution.

Click the link to read this issue: https://www.davisart.com/schoolarts/issues/

Virtual Artist Talk with Erica Barringer, class of 2014

New to 2021-2022, we will be creating a new series focused on North High Art Alumni and what they are doing as young creative professionals. This platform provides us the opportunity to talk about various topics relating to college and career readiness and to share it with our students.

In this episode, Erica Barringer (class of 2014) talks about how her creative work as an art director in Los Angeles, the importance of meeting deadlines, and engaging in personal projects to balance work and life.

“The type of art I do in graphic design is bold and graphic, where I really try to express ideas in a clever, fun and entertaining way. I use typography, iconography, and photography to create visual communication pieces and design systems. While craftsmanship is extremely important to me, I try hard to produce art that goes beyond “pretty”. My goal is to create pieces that are cinematic and memorable”

– Erica Barringer

Erica Barringer is a Los Angeles based art director who specializes in advertising and entertainment. She uses photoshop and illustrator to design and bring visual concepts to life. She’s created a variety of work from logos, brand identity, presentations, out of home placements, commercials, and products.

She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2017 with a BA in Advertising and Advertising Art Direction.

She’s worked on clients such as Barbie, Samsung, Google, Quibi, E!, as well has been a Webby Nominee (2020), Young Ones ADC merit winner (2017).

This video is edited by Artdose Magazine. In collaboration with the Sheboygan North High School Art Department.

This series is supported by a grant from the Kohler Foundation, Inc.


View past artist talks here

Welcome Angela Johnson, Fall 2021 NHS Artist-In-Residence

Angela Johnson, Artist

The NHS art department is pleased to announce its fall artist-in-residence. Angela Johnson is a professional artistcreativity coach and educator based in Madison, Wisconsin.  She earned a master’s in Art Education, an MA in Art and an MFA with a focus in photography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Due to the nature of the pandemic, we have extended the option to artists to do their residency in-person or virtual. Angela will be virtual.

Click here to learn about Angela.

The 2021-2022 Sheboygan North High Artist-in-Residency Program is supported by a grant from the Kohler Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Juarez to present at the NAEA Convention in Minneapolis, MN

Mr. Juarez will be presenting at the upcoming National Art Education Association (NAEA) Convention in Minneapolis, MN. He will be presenting on the topic of Social Networking via Skype. 

Since 2014, he has been Skyping contemporary artists into his classroom that he has worked with through a project he created called, Midwest Artist Studios Project. One of the project’s goals was to provide a way for art teachers and students to interact with these artists via Skype. Through this platform, artists and students had the opportunity to talk about the work they have created or in the process of creating. This exchange resulted in critiques, Q & A’s about each other’s work, or just the opportunity to talk ‘art shop’.

This Fall, Mr. Juarez decided to make these Skype talks more formal through a program he titles, “Skype Session Series”. Each month will bring a new artist from anywhere in the U.S. and beyond into the art room to engage in meaningful discussions, engage in constructive criticism, and provide the opportunity for his art students to begin networking with artists who are doing what they are passionate about. The artists are paired with students who are working in the same medium and/or genre. The sessions are screened for the entire class to participate in this experience. 

NAEA received over 1,300 presentation proposals this year. Selection relied upon scoring criteria for the blind peer review and selection process. The peer review process ensures each proposed presentation receives three separate blind reviews that employ careful thought and consideration in terms of the Statement of Purpose and Outcomes, Organization of Content, Relevance of Topic, and Impact on Practice. The caliber of this year’s presentations was excellent—making the acceptance of 691 sessions (approximately 45%) highly competitive.

Some of this school year’s line up are Joe Bussell (KS), Andrea Guzzetta (CA), Jenniffer Omaitz (OH), Laura Nugent (MO), Laura Sims Peck (WI), Jason Rohlf (NY), Jay Riggio (CA), and Jane Ryder (IA).

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Recent Skype session

Jay Riggio, Los Angeles, CA

Images courtesy of the artist

L to R: In the Darkness, there was something of a light, Handcut Paper, Paint, Ink, Glue & Layered Resin on Wood Panel, 24”x24”x1”, 2019 | The WaitingHandcut Paper, Paint, Glue & Layered Resin on Wood Panel, 12”x12”x1”, 2019 | The Movement of a DaydreamHandcut Paper, Paint, Glue & Layered Resin 3D Wood Assemblage, 18” x 13” x 1”, 2019

Jay Riggio, a self-taught visual artist, was born in Long Island, New York in 1978. Utilizing original source material from discarded magazines and books, Riggio’s work brings new life to once forgotten imagery through complex, mixed media collages. His works depict dream-inspired stories through unique, surrealistic visual pairings: a reflection of the artists interpretations on life, love, humor and the human condition. 

In addition to exhibiting work in galleries around the world, Riggio has done commercial illustrations for brands like Gather JournalThe New York TimesBrooklyn Magazine, Alice McCall, A24 Films, Lovesick Skateboards and more. 

Jay currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

www.jayriggioart.com

instagram.com/jayriggioart


Student testimonial

“After talking with Jay Riggio, I felt more confident with my art and myself as an artist. Since I’m still a student, and also unsure of my art, talking to Jay made me more confident and happier for my work. A lot of things that he talked about—not having found an “art style” yet, how emotions play a big role in his work, and his motivation to always try new things—really connected and stuck with me. Like him, I don’t necessarily have a set art style developed yet, and Jay further assure that I don’t need to quickly strive for one. Also, when Jay was describing emotions playing a big role in his works, I wasn’t really expecting emotions to be an answer, but I couldn’t agree more. I realized that a lot of my emotions also plays a role in my work and how I get ideas. When describing his motivation to keep trying new things, I saw that as very inspiring. As an artist, it is scary sometimes to try something new, and it also costs money. So, when Jay was talking about that, I saw it as inspiring that he has that ambition to strive for new ideas and new mediums. Right now, I have many things I want to try but I’ve been hesitant to try. Hearing Jay talk about this will keep me pushing through this and to explore more. This experience with him was a very nervous, but thankful and insightful experience. I hope I can grow more from this”. – Abbey X, grade 11.


Mr. Juarez will also be presenting on “Secondary Best Practices and Exemplary Lessons:  In/Outside of Art and Art Education”. This presentation integrates the art world into the art room as a multi-dimensional approach to student learning, increase rigor, and college & career readiness.

Art Happenings: Week of September 24, 2018

North High art students are in the creative zone. Art Foundations 1 students wrapped up a radial design project focused on pattern and positive/negative space. Art Foundations 3 students were introduced to stippling, hatching, and crosshatching. Senior Art 1 students created a charcoal drawing of a still life object. Drawing Intensive students worked with white charcoal pencil and focusing on differentiating the highlights from the dark tones and everything in between. 

Students are producing great works of art. Honing their drawing skills. Learning new techniques and ways of looking at things from multiple lenses. 

Another update coming to ya next week.

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