New Works: Charles O’Connell, FA2020 Artist in Residence at Sheboygan North High School

Click the image to enter our virtual art exhibition featuring new and collaborative works by Charles O’Connell


Despite the pandemic, the Sheboygan North High Art Department knew that it was important to showcase the work that our Fall 2020 artist-in-residence, Charles O’Connell, created during his residency. What better way than to bring this exciting exhibition to a screen near you.

In this exhibition, you will see Charles’ artworks, screenshots of four of his videos he created which can be viewed here, and collaborative works with local artists, Lucas Bagemehl, Cooper Diers, Jordan Gottsacker, and Timon Tupper.


Artist Statement

The planet we occupy is brimming with beauty juxtaposed against abysmal chaos. These polarizing truths present us with potent content to research, protect, imagine, transpose and pursue. The endless stimulation is what keeps Charles O’Connell grasping for the unknown at the same time steadily achieving small goals. 


Bio

Charles O’Connell graduated from the University of Milwaukee with a degree in Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology. The program reinforced diversity as a key element of his creative output. In 2015, Charles started a Record Label/Artist Collective by the name of, Future Fern Records. The collective steadily produces work and continues to expand as it gains momentum. Charles enjoys the freedom to experiment and the spontaneity of working with multiple mediums! 


About The Sheboygan North High Artist-in-Residence Program

The Sheboygan North High Art Department created the NHS Artist in Residency Program (NHS AiR) in the fall of 2014. This program is designed to expose, educate and engage the North High community to local and regional artists each semester during the current academic school year. Our artist in residence works with our staff and students for one semester (18 weeks). The NHS AiR program is currently in its seventh season. 

The goals of the NHS Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program are:

  • to expand the experience of our students in the field of the arts, 
  • to foster creativity, enrich education in any given subject, 
  • to present staff members with new ideas and options for implementing creativity into the curriculum.

The 2020-2021 artist-in-residence season is supported by a grant from the Kohler Foundation, Inc


For press inquiries or details about our artist-in-residence program contact art department chair, Frank Juarez, by completing the form below.

January 2021 Issue of SchoolArts Magazine focuses on Compassion

The January 2021 Issue of SchoolArts Magazine focuses on Compassion. Click the link below to access it online.

https://www.davisart.com/schoolarts/issues/2021/compassion/


Since 2015, the art department has been submitted a revised version of its curriculum for publication in this nationally recognized magazine committed to advancing K-12 art education throughout the U.S.

We are thrilled to announce that art student, Evangeline J’s Op Art drawing is featured as one of this issue’s Clip Cards.


Art teacher, Mr. Juarez, has an article published on Pandemic, Protests, and Perseverance.


About SchoolArts Magazine

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts.

NAHS News: Summer 2020

Hot off the press – the NAHS News featuring our report from Sheboygan North High School Art Department. Being a NAHS Chapter has made a difference on how our students view and share the world of art with their fellow students, teachers, staff, administration, and district.

Reception photos: Scholastic Art Awards at the Milwaukee Art Museum

On Saturday, February 8, the Milwaukee Art Museum hosted its 44th Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony featuring a diverse range of student artworks from middle and high school art students from across Wisconsin.

We are happy to announce that senior, Lily-rose Butterfield received a Silver Key in photography.

The exhibition will be on view in the Schroeder Galleria until March 15, 2020.

On view: Johnson’s Mosaics at NHS ARTifacts Gallery

Mosaic Project 2019

January 24 – February 24, 2020


Students In Mr. Johnson’s Western Civilization class researched ancient Roman mosaics as part of their exploration of Roman History and created reproductions. Students were evaluated on their research and artistic creations including authenticity, technique and creativity. 


Students created the tesseraes or tiles out of old magazines. The color saturation of the pictures in the magazines give the final mosaics texture and depth. The mosaics in this collection were selected through student voting and represent some of the best mosaics in terms of authenticity, effort, and creativity.

Reception photos: Artist-in-residence Jeanette Clawson at Sheboygan North High School & student poetry reading

On January 16, the art department hosted its 11th artist-in-residence reception at the NHS ARTifacts Gallery. This semester our staff and students had the opportunity to work with artist Jeanette Clawson.

Senior Hailey G wrote two poems in response to the artist’s mixed media works.

First poem

Rolling and turning

Growing and molding

Never completable 

And end never attainable

Second poem

Piece by piece step by step

There’s never a start never a finish

Day by day growth goes on

Never a beginning never an end

Never completion

Only progression

About the Sheboygan North High Artist in Residency Program

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The SNHS Artist in Residence Program supports and enhances the importance of visual arts curricular integration across all disciplines at Sheboygan North High School. It provides the North High community with a hands-on approach to the process of art making through its resident artists, continues to nurture community building, and to be accessible to SNHS teachers as a resource. 

Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media such as but not limited to: drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and mixed media.

This program has been supported through a grant by the Sheboygan Area School District, Kohler Foundation, Inc., and the Wisconsin Art Education Association.

North High art student featured in SchoolArts Magazine

Congratulations to senior Ashley E for being published in the February 2020 issue of SchoolArts Magazine. You can find her work in the Clip Card section of this issue. 

February 2020 Issue of SchoolArts Magazine
Colored pencil USPS large scale postage stamp. Currently on exhibit at the Sheboygan Post Office.

About SchoolArts Magazine

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts.