Congratulations to the PHS students who won the 2017 Teen Media Contest. Jackson won 2nd Place in the hand drawn category in the 2017 Teen Media Contest. This contest is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development. Student entrants were asked to create and submit a piece of artwork, which complements the state’s ongoing advertising and community outreach campaign. The students were honored at a ceremony at the New Jersey Statehouse where their artwork was on view. Jackson’s winning artwork will be included and published in the 2017 New Jersey Child Support Calendar.
The PHS art show was last week and it was great to celebrate all of that our student artists. Students had the opportunity to watch animations, look at sculpture, photography and drawing painting. There was graphic design work and art from our Ap students. Students took photos in our pop art photo booth and sent postcards to friends and classmates. Special thanks to all the students who helped set up and clean up, Ms. Memoli for the great library space, and the faculty and staff who came out to see the show.
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
Only 18 pieces of artwork were selected for this year’s juried exhibit. Piscataway High School visual arts students received 4 of the 18 awards! Christine received 1st Place. Her artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol, along with winning pieces by students from around the country for one year. Neha won 2nd Place and Mariah and Nina each received Honorable Mention. All the students will be honored at the Sixth Congressional District Spring Awards Ceremony.
Perhaps you have seen this story on the news this week? Crayola is releasing a new blue crayon and they need a name for it. You could be the person who names this new crayon. I thought the timing was great as my Drawing & Painting II students are working on their table top trompe l'oeil project using crayons. Also check out the science behind the color...its really cool. Here is the the link to submit your color name....http://www.crayola.com/splash/promos/newblue
"The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world."
Mrs. Dorothy Amme
Visual Arts Teacher
Piscataway High School