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Young Artist of the Month: Lexi Brock

Penn High School 12th grader and Scholastic Gold Key recipient, Lexi Brock

“Lexi is extremely creative and inventive on all her projects, always excited to learn new techniques and take them the extra mile to carry her artwork to fruition,” says Barbara Miller, an art teacher at Penn High School whom we thank for getting Lexi Brock onto our radar.  A recipient of multiple Gold Key awards in the Scholastic Art competitions, this 12th grade student demonstrates excellence and enthusiasm in creating original works of art and contributing to the arts community.

One of Lexi Brock's acyrlic paintings entitled "Twisted Reality." She first drew in dry pastel and then reinterpreted into a painting using Van Gogh as an inspiration and influence.

We join Penn High School in celebrating Lexi’s achievements, and look forward to a day when her artwork hangs again in our SBMA galleries!

To LEARN MORE about LEXI and SEE SOME OF HER ARTWORK, CLICK HERE.

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Ramp Up Your Teaching With “Full Deck”

"Full Deck" in SBMA's Warner Gallery

“Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art” is now open at SBMA, and we are certain that children and young adults throughout Michiana will want to see it.  Before all of you classroom teachers cry out in protest, “No!  I don’t have the time to leave my classroom and squander precious time-on-task minutes!” we would like you to know that the possibilities for integrating “Full Deck” into academic goals and standards are endless.  In fact, we are so certain that a field trip to SBMA would be a highlight of the 2011-12 school year for both students and teachers, we are going to be posting a series of activities and lessons that correspond with this exhibit.

This week’s lesson was developed by Melissa Green, a junior high language arts teacher, and offers a way to spin off the skate ramp and into poetry.  For those of you who try this lesson with your students, we would love for you to share with us the poems that your students create.

Click here to download the POETRY in MOTION lesson.

Do You Know a Young Artist Who Deserves Recognition?

Oscar Joyo, one of our 2010-11 Young Artists, with his artwork

Every winter, when SBMA hosts the Scholastic Art exhibit showcasing the artwork of local 7th – 12th graders, we are blown away by the artistic talent that is developing right here in our own backyards.  As we contemplate the art they create, we continuously find ourselves asking, “Who exactly are these young people, and where do they find their inspiration? What is it in their young lives that shapes their artistic philosophy?”

We believe it’s time to get to know these amazing young artists a little better; to honor and thank them, and to do our part to make sure they can continue to grow in their creativity.  We have therefore committed to carving out space every month right here on our blog to feature a young artist and his/her work.  In addition, SBMA will award featured students with a free studio art class here at the Museum.

Teachers, we know that as the mentors and guides for these young artists, you can help lead us to these talented young people.  We ask that as you watch them work and grow this year, you bring them to our attention.  The form provided here can be downloaded and used at any time to nominate an artist that you think is deserving.  There is no deadline for submission – we will accept nominations on a rolling basis. Thanks for doing your part to unveil these hidden gems in our community!

Young Artist Nomination Form

Student Artist of the Month

Oscar Joyo

Senior @ Clay High School

By Jennifer Talvensaari

Congratulations to Oscar Joyo! He is our first STUDENT ARTIST OF THE MONTH for the South Bend Museum of Art. He will receive a gift certificate to attend any of the SBMA’s studio art classes valued at $150. It’s wonderful to see quality talent in our youth. Keep up the  Oscar!

Click RIGHT-CLICK HERE to fill out a nomination form for your student! Learn More…

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