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Students Make Record Haul at Art Symposium 2018

Piper Thompson, staff writer

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 Star Valley’s phenomenal talent and skill is easy to see anywhere from the football field to the graphics lab, from the running track to the art room.
Our special talents in art were showcased last week at the equivalent of “State Art.” From April 18 to 20, State Art Symposium took place in Casper, Wyoming. At Art Symposium, there are a multitude of different art projects from all across the state.
At the event, you can find everything from watercolor paintings to bronze statues and simple pencil doodles to large, abstract collages. Art this year has been the best year yet in Star Valley High School. We broke records, and gave out scholarships. Art teach Mr. Guild said,”Art this year was a great time and one for the books. Together we had 84 ribbons handed out, beating the previous record which was 47. Along with that we had 32 students win top ribbons, 2 kids in the top 25, 2 First Ladies choices, and 1 scholarship was given out to a student. This year was a fun one, and I’m excited for next year and what art will bring to the school.”
Star Valley took 25 students who together submitted a total of 170 pieces. There were 77 schools and 4,463 pieces of art in total at this event, and from those pieces, we won a total of 84 blue ribbons, two of which made the top 25 (Hailey Jensen and Annie Peck). We had two participants, Annie Peck and JeanElle Hoopes, get selected for the First Lady’s Choice Award, a very prestigious award.
Senior Caroline Shumway won a $1,000 scholarship for her artwork. All together, we had 32 students win the 84 ribbons, which is a new school record for the amount of ribbons won. The previous record was 47. Talk about talent!

Tiffany Whitby// Junior

Junior Tiffany Whitby

Q: How many pieces did you take and of those, how many won ribbons?

A: I took 9 pieces, and I won 7 blue ribbons.

Q: How many years have you done art in your high school career?

A: Just 2 years.

Q: What was your favorite part of the whole trip?

A: Definitely getting juiced on by Yoli’s used face mask. So moisturizing.

Q: If you could become one piece of art from the show, what would you become?

A: There was a giant unicorn head made out of broken CDs. WAIT! No! This fish thing made of duct tape, and its mouth was completely open. And it had marbles for eyes on the side of his head. Also he was cockeyed.

 

Yoli Oussanov// Senior

Senior Yoli Oussanov

Q: How many pieces did you take and of those, how many won ribbons?

A: I took 4 pieces and won 1 blue ribbon.

Q: How many years have you done art in your high school career?

A: All 4 years.

Q: What was your favorite part of the whole trip?

A: I liked looking at different art styles and getting to see varieties you don’t usually see in Star Valley.

Q: If you could become one piece of art from the show, what would you become?

A: There was this cactus painting. I liked the texture it has, like it isn’t smooth at all. The background was kind of hazy, but the cactus was clear. It basically looked like a painted picture.

 

Bridger Roberson// Sophomore

Sophomore Bridger Roberson

Q: How many pieces did you take and of those, how many won ribbons?

A: I took 3, and I got 2 blue ribbons.

Q: How many years have you done art in your high school career?

A: 2 years.

Q: What was your favorite part of the whole trip?

A: Spending time with my friends and building stronger relationships with them. (Has everyone else said that? Because I want to be original.)

Q: If you could become one piece of art from the show, what would you become?

A: I don’t know if I’d become it, but there was this really cool collage of Queen Elizabeth I made out of different patterned paper there. It was definitely one of my favorites.

 

Ben Henderson// Senior

Senior Ben Henderson

Q: How many pieces did you take and of those, how many won ribbons?

A: I took 6 and got blue ribbons on all of them.

Q: How many years have you done art in your high school career?

A: Just in high school? 3 years.

Q: What was your favorite part of the whole trip?

A: Just being at the hotel and relaxing. Wait, scratch that. Looking at everyone’s art was really fun.

Q: If you could become one piece of art from the show, what would you become?

A: There was a cool scratchboard lion.

 

Madi Brigham// Senior

Senior Madi Brigham

Q: How many pieces did you take and of those, how many won ribbons?

A: I took 7 pieces, and I won 4 blue ribbons.

Q: How many years have you done art in your high school career?

A: 3 years.

Q: What was your favorite part of the whole trip?

A: This is hard! Getting to walk around the wall and explore Cheyenne with the other students.

Q: If you could become one piece of art from the show, what would you become?

A: Tiffany’s colorful Wonder Woman colored pencil piece for sure.

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  1. Josh Brandt on May 7th, 2018 3:33 pm

    Best art was that skull that Haliey Jensen did. It was so awesome that I made it my wallpaper on my iPad.

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