'Choice Award' showcases student artwork
Bay Village Schools Superintendent Scot Prebles has turned a corner of the Board of Education office into an art gallery. Prebles recently initiated the Superintendent’s Choice Award by selecting one piece of art from each K-12 building. The pieces were chosen from the Fall District Art Show. The pieces will be proudly displayed outside of Supt. Prebles’ office for one year. New pieces will be selected in the fall of 2023.
Congratulations to the following students and their teachers:
Normandy Elementary School
Artist: Molly Gillette
Teacher: Jama Jennings
Students learned facts about Mexico to connect them to the language they learn at Normandy. The Holiday Dia de Los Muertos is the inspiration for this piece. Molly's artwork was influenced by Amate's bark painting of Mexico.
Westerly Elementary School
Artist: Emma Roach
Teacher: Debra Sanson
The "fish design” drawing project was inspired by the children's storybook, "Memoirs of a Goldfish" by Devin Scillian. Students created sketches of various fish to create an underwater scene. Students used color blending and shading techniques with colored pencils.
Bay Middle School
Artist: Martin Hausler
Teacher: Greg Leininger
During the time of this piece’s creation Mr. Leininger encouraged Martin to see the essence and possibilities of painting in a three-dimensional form.
Bay High School
Artist: Quinn Ryniak
Art Teacher: Thomas Schemrich
The characters in this House of Cards were designed for a collaborative storytelling game. The pieces were drawn digitally in Procreate and then printed out. They mimic playing cards with characters representing hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs.
Karen Uthe Semancik
Karen Misciagna is the director of communications for Bay Village Schools.