re·sem·blance: New Works by Angela Johnson virtual art exhibition now online

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Madison-based artist Angela Johnson was our first semester (virtual) artist-in-residence, which her residency carried over into third quarter working exclusively with Mr. Stauber-Soik’s Honors Humanities class. In this virtual art exhibition you’ll see works that she has been working on from 2021 to 2022 as well as a snapshot of her visit to Sheboygan North High. This exhibition runs from March 21 through June 10, 2022.

About re·sem·blance

This body of work was inspired by my interest in nature, balance and telling stories through individual and collective memories through the idea of legacy. Through my virtual Artist in Residency here at North High School, I have been working with Mr. Stauber-Soik’s Senior, Honors Humanities Class since October of 2021. From class discussions about the birth of civilization, to discussions from Gilgamesh to Opedius Rex and modern day communities the conversation of legacy has been ongoing.

  • What do we leave behind, both intentionally and unintentionally as communities and individuals?
  • What do we value?
  • How do we want to be remembered?
  • Artist Angela Johnson

I have created a series of Artist books and small installation environments with these questions in mind. As we travel through our lives, what themes show up as recurrence?

What do you look to as your lifeboat? Does it change over time?

What does “internal” look like to you?

How do you weave a meaningful life together?

Through my personal lens, I am exploring literal and figurative connections we have to those who came before us, the natural world and each other.

About Angela Johnson

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.

Angela is a fixture in the Wisconsin arts scene, with 20+ years of experience maintaining public art studios, teaching workshops, facilitating programs, leading public art installations, and lecturing at universities. She has worked in museums, elementary schools, senior centers, colleges, and universities. She has inspired and helped people of every age — from toddlers to 95-year-olds — reaching far into the depths of their imagination to discover and channel their creativity. She also teaches workshops on mindfulness and yoga.

About the Sheboygan North High Artist-in-Residency Program

The Sheboygan North High School Artist in Residence (NHS AiR) Program started in the fall of  2014. Artists have collaborated with North High staff and students through various ways by  implementing their love for art into other content areas. Art involves a variety of skills ranging from critical thinking to production, communication to responding, problem-solving to developing an artistic voice. Due to COVID-19, we have decided to offer a) in-person or b) virtual artist-in-residencies ranging from 9 weeks to 18 weeks.

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

  • expand the experience of student in the field of the arts,
  • foster creativity,
  • enrich education through art education,
  • provide staff with new ideas and art-driven strategies.
The Sheboygan North High Artist-in-Residency Program is supported by a grant from the Kohler Foundation, Inc.

SchoolArts Magazine, April 2022 Issue

Artist-in-resident Angela Johnson Visits Sheboygan North High School

Today artist-in-resident Angela Johnson spent the day with at North High. She facilitated a hands-on legacy box workshop with Mr. Stauber-Soik’s Honor Humanities class, presented on her work with. Mr. Cater’s photography and graphic design students, spent time with Mr. Juárez’s advanced art students doing critiques, and gave a presentation to the National Art Honor Society members. Angela has been our virtual artist this school year so it was nice for our students to meet her in person.

This artist-in-residency program is supported by a grant from the Kohler Foundation, Inc.

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:

Art Foundations 3 Art Students Exhibit Large-Scale USPS Format Stamps at the Sheboygan Post Office

The Sheboygan North High Art Department is pleased to announce 15 student designed USPS postage stamps are now on display at the Sheboygan Post Office. Congratulations to the following art students: Gwen C (gr. 09), b(gr. 12), Nou Chee M (gr. 12), Keenan V (gr. 11), Kendrew C (gr. 10), Rebecca N (gr. 09), Allison S (gr. 11), Samantha A (gr. 10), Logan S (gr.12), Jacob M (gr. 12), Ranaya J-H (gr. 10), Megan B (gr. 12), Annabelle G (gr. 12), Alexandra O (gr. 10), Taylor S (gr. 10), and Maya B (gr. 10).

These large-scale post stamps measure 16 x 16 inches and were created with colored pencils utilizing 3 different techniques. They will be on display from January 28 – March 1, 2022.

Sheboygan North High Art Students Receive Gold Key and Honorable Mentions at the 2022 Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Image courtesy of Grace Z.

The Sheboygan North High Art Department is pleased to announce that three of our art students have earned awards from this prestigious state-wide art exhibition, Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition. They are Grace Z, gr.11 (Gold Key in Photography), Megan B., gr. 12 (Honorable Mention in Photography) and Luecy X., gr. 12 (Honorable Mention in Digital Art). This year there will be no in-person awards ceremony, however, student s’art can be viewed from February 5 – March 20, 2022, in the Schroeder Galleria at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

2,000 student artworks were submitted from across the state. 300 student artworks were selected.

Click here for more information.

Call for Submissions: Iridescence Literary Magazine

2022 Theme: Imagine

Submission due March 15, 2022

Iridescence Literary Magazine has some requirements for submissions. Here’s everything:

  1. Artwork (paintings, photos, drawings, etc.) – 3 submission limit.
  2. Writing (prose, poetry, flash fiction, etc.) – 500-word limit per submission.
  3. Must be appropriate for school – no profanity or inappropriate artwork.
  4. No plagiarism.

Incentives you can bring up for students to submit:

  1. You will be a published artist and/or writer (if we are able to win something from the NCTE awards, then they will be considered a published individual in an award-winning magazine). Looks great for college.
  2. It’s easy. You can submit any work you’ve made during school (as long as they follow the simple requirements).
  3. It can help get your artwork and/or writing out there. We are aiming to have the magazine printed and sent throughout the school as well as potentially the community!

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

Spanish 5 Paintings On View – NHS ARTifacts Gallery

November 11 – December 31, 2021

After studying Spanish art, Spanish 5 students replicated a masterpiece of the artist of their choice. Using the Spanish language, students presented their work to the class, telling us why they chose that particular artist and piece. They taught us background information about the artist as well as analyzed the masterpiece.