ORR Art Students Hone Their Skills

It has been a busy and rewarding spring for students in the ORR Art Department. 

Earlier this spring, two of our art students represented ORR in the Emerging Young Artist 2019 Juried Exhibition, hosted by the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

            Danya Bischel and Kaitlin Kelley, both seniors and AP Studio Art students, submitted work that was accepted into the highly competitive New England regional high school exhibit. 

            Margaret Berry, a sophomore at ORR, participated in The Teen Artist Internship Program (TAIP) through the New Bedford Art Museum.  TAIP is an exciting opportunity that pairs high school students with an established local artist. This allows the teens to work with a creative mentor in an actual studio while creating a collaborative piece. At the end of the internship, the artists and teens get the opportunity to exhibit the work that they’ve made at the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!.

            Grayson Lord and Sofia Sudofsky; both juniors, participated in the Artreprenuership Program. This program is for serious students interested in a creative arts career sponsored by Artible SoCo.  During the twelve-week program, Grayson and Sofia created artwork, observed working artists, and learned first hand how to market their artwork.  Their artwork can be found at @bysofiaforyou @graysonboard 

            Seniors Kelsea Kidney and Kaitlin Kelley earned honors and awards in the Scholastic Art Show.  Kidney earned Silver key award for her mixed media collage and Kelley earned two Honorable Mentions for a drawing and a painting.

            Thirteen students represented ORR in the 2019 9th Congressional District Art Show. Jacob Demoranville, Taylor Green, Christopher Knight, Sofia Martins, Meghan McCullough, Alex Pateakos, Ana Poulin, Emma Rodriguez, Byanca Silva, Nuntannut “Nam” Subannawong, Victoria Sullivan, Anna Terteryan, and Autumn Tilley all had artwork displayed in the show.  Both Jacob Demoranville and Ana Poulin received Honorable Mention honors in the mixed media category while Victoria Sullivan earned an Honorable Mention in the painting category.

            Sofia Martins designed an award-winning logo for the Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT).  Her design was used to create stickers for the MLT.  

            Seven seniors and three juniors in Ms. Molgilnicki’s AP Studio Art class are submitting their Portfolio Exams on May 10th to the AP college board for review. You will be able to view some of this work, as well as the work of other advanced art students, at the 10th Annual ORR Art Show. This is an annual exhibit, graciously hosted by Uncle Jon’s in Marion, MA, which showcases the art work of seniors, juniors, and selected sophomores. This exhibit is free and open to the public. You are welcome to join us in celebrating the art of these students at the opening reception, May 23, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The show will be up through June 1st. If you have questions about the show, please contact Jo Molgilnicki at joannemogilnicki@oldrochester.org 

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