Sheboygan, Wisconsin – Sheboygan North High art teachers Dannielle Arneson and Frank Juárez will be presenting at the annual Wisconsin Art Education Association Fall Conference in Red Wing, Minnesota in late October 2022. This year’s conference is a collaboration between two state art education associations; Art Educators of Minnesota and Wisconsin Art Education Association.
Arneson will be co-presenting on Interested in Becoming a Nationally Board Certified Art Teacher? This presentation will guide art educators about the process and how it is relevant for professional growth. In addition, a brief overview and an honest description of the work and time needed to achieve and maintain National Board Certification will be shared. Juárez will be presenting on Designing Your Very Own Virtual Artist Talks Series. In this seminar, attendees will learn how to design a virtual artist talk series centered on college and career readiness using readily available platforms to interview North art alumni.
This year’s conference theme is Collaboration, which will bring visual art educators from across both states for professional development, motivational keynote speakers, networking, and camaraderie. The National Art Education Association recognizes that the visual arts are grounded in the communities from which they come. Communities are complex, dynamic, and diverse. Communities bring people together and prompt individuals to identify themselves and each other as members of a group. NAEA members are encouraged to work with local, state, and national organizations that share common visions and goals. Resulting community arts collaborations can be nurtured through partnership projects and advocacy efforts.
For more information about this conference, visit wiarted.org.
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.
“There Is Still Hope”
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
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.
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.
The NHS art department is pleased to announce its fall artist-in-residence. Angela Johnson is a professional artist, creativity 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.
PSYCHE: Surreal Intuitions features 20 works on paper by Spring 2021 artist-in-residence, Liala Amin. All works were created at her Milwaukee art studio in Walker’s Point. Due to COVID-19, we shifted our program to become virtual for the North High community.
This exhibition will run through August 31, 2021.
“the human soul, mind, or spirit.”
Who am I?
The answer to that question is found through introspection. Self-discovery arrives in soul-searching.
The spirit moves in seasons, constantly forming and changing. To find meaning I turn to what my body and mind speak and translate dreams and emotions into free flowing images. This is intuitive making, letting the unconscious speak.
Human experience is vivid and transformation endless.
How to navigate virtual art exhibition
View Exit Interview with Liala Amin. Facilitated by Frank Juarez, art department chair. Click here.
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).
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 Waiting, Handcut Paper, Paint, Glue & Layered Resin on Wood Panel, 12”x12”x1”, 2019 | The Movement of a Daydream, Handcut 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 Journal, The New York Times, Brooklyn Magazine, Alice McCall, A24 Films, Lovesick Skateboards and more.
“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.
We end the 2018-2019 school year with two amazing programs, The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and the Artist-in-residency Program (AiR).
The Sheboygan North High Art Department officially became a National Art Honor Society (NAHS) chapter. This is the first chapter of its kind in our North High history dedicated to the visual arts.
Visual arts education is essential to 21st-century learning. As a new NAHS chapter we utilized the National Art Education Association (NAEA) to stay ahead of developments in the field of arts education by being introducing a broad perspective of research, issues, and policy trends that are key in art education. As a NAHS chapter we connected to thousands of chapters from around the globe who are passionate about the integral role of the visual arts in ensuring all students to receive a high-quality, effective, and well-rounded education.
We believe that the National Art Honor Society will contribute to reaching our building goals. In addition, introducing students to a diverse art offering beyond the walls of North High will expand their minds, to participate in new art experiences, and to provide leadership opportunities, which will contribute to their personal and academic growth. Student success is very important to us and our professional goal is to assist them in their journeys.
The NAHS Chapter created three committees focused on fundraising, community outreach, and beautifying our school environment through art.
We created partnerships with the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and the MEAD Library.
Below is a collection of images that our students participated in as well as a video celebrating the completion of our “Be the Next Generation” Mural, an exit interview and artist talk with Craig Grabhorn, and poetry readings.
Mural in progress
National Art Honor Society’s (NAHS) mural, “Be the Next Generation”, is a gift to North High School and its students. As you can see, it pictures the words, “be the next generation” underlying a sprouting seedling. Planning the mural, we wanted the sprout to symbolize everyone who feels lost or isolated while also standing for growth. Nature is an empowering force. No matter where, it finds a way. Even from the concrete, nature erects itself in masses of green foliage. A sproutling is small, inferior, and feeble. We could easily uproot it with our bare hands, but sproutlings grow. They persevere between the concrete and with time they rise to the sky and become towering trees. We are the trees, we can grow and become greater things. We have always persisted; from the very beginning when we were wild and instinctual, to now where we face the stresses of everyday life. We grow and adapt. We become today and the rising suns of tomorrow.
The word “generation” is a major point of the mural. Each letter was painted by a different member of NAHS with what they perceived as “the next generation” or simply their thoughts on the phrase and their inspirations. By incorporating the “art” into the word “generation” we are literally proclaiming that what we, all of us, aspire for in the future will become the next generation.
We want to encourage and inspire the generations of now to take a stand for both others and themselves, regardless of their skin color, their background, their gender, their sexual orientation, and etc. You don’t have to conform to the society of yesterday. Be who you want to be and who you need to be for the good of the world. – Sara Vang, grade 10
Artist-in-residency with Craig Grabhorn (Exit Interview)
Hear what he has to say about his experience at North High as a visiting artist.
Video: End of the Year Celebration at Sheboygan North High School
In this video we share with you the unveiling of “Be the Next Generation”, artist talk with Craig, and poetry readings by students & advisor (in response to Craig’s art).
Mr. Juarez co-edited the April 2019 Issue of SchoolArts Magazine. This is his second time co-editing.
Bottom left corner: drawing by Emma Wilson, grade 12. Design inspired by the work of Albert Chamillard.
Bottom right corner: a quick lesson inspired by the work of Albert Chamillard.
This article was written by Ms. Cavanaugh, Social Studies teacher and Poetry Advisor. For the past 4.5 years her poetry students responded to the work of our artist-in-residence. They would read their poetry during the artist’s reception.