Reception photos for NHS AiR, Marty Carney

Marty is our fourth artist in residence at Sheboygan North High School. A reception is a great way to celebrate the success of the artist’s accomplishment during our Spring semester. Although his time was dedicated to connecting with NHS students and staff he also created several paintings. Receptions are always unpredictable. It is probably one of the most nerve racking parts of being an artist because you never know who is going to show up. 

In this case, Marty had a fab turnout. It was great to see our administration present, aspiring poets, fellow colleagues, former artists in residence, and friends. For the third time, Ms. Cavanaugh’s poetry students wrote poems based on a painting from the artist they liked and read them to the people present. The poetry readings are starting to become a tradition that has found a home at NHS. Marty shared how his paintings were influenced by ecology. Mr. Soik, Honors Humanities teacher, shared how having Marty weekly made a difference in how his students interacted with the artist resulting in a beautiful assemblage. 

This program has presented many wonderful opportunities to strengthen our bond as a North High community as well as to welcome unexpected events and embracing them whilst letting things flow where they may. 

Final words with NHS AiR, Marty Carney

June 2 marks Marty Carney’s last day as our Spring semester 2016 Artist in Residence. Throughout the semester he worked with various teachers on art projects and ideas that could be implemented into the curriculum. We enjoyed having him at NHS.

Click here to read how this AiR Program has impacted student learning at Sheboygan North High School.

In this video, Marty talks about his experience working with students and staff at Sheboygan North High School. 

Running time: 10:26

Here is the Humanities Honors 2 project that Marty has been overseeing.

Preliminary sketch by Annemarie. 

Preliminary sketch by Annemarie

Collaborative assemblage produced by students. 

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mixed media on wood panel, 3’x3′, 2016

This art project was created by Mr Soik’s 2016 Spring Semester Honors Humanities class in collaboration with Marty Carney, Artist-in-Residence at North High School for this semester. This was the second collaboration which Mr. Soik called “ArtPlosion.”  This final art project was intimated by brainstorming between Mr Soik, Marty, and the students in the class. The overall pattern was created by one of the students to visualize the learning content about Western Civilization which the class had studied during the semester. Marty gathered supplies which would make the imagined project possible. Once the roots, text, and tree pattern was sketched onto the surface of a wood panel by the student, the rest of the class contributed images and quotes from their learning throughout the semester.  Other artifacts were also attached by the students to enhance the overall artistic ambience. As you see, the finished project visualizes the creativity and vitality of their learning process.