“It is a great honor to have our student’s artwork selected by a university with an accredited art program, from over 300 works of art sent in by schools across Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties,” said JHS Art Teacher, Brandy Fuller. “It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to get their work viewed beyond our community, and for them to be acknowledged for their talent and skill by other art professionals.”
A panel of judges who selected the top artwork from high schools across the region evaluated the student’s artwork. The artwork selected was created this school year during AP Studio Art in Drawing, Senior Art Workshop and Advanced Art.
JHS is very lucky to offer a number of art courses within the Academy of Communications, Performing and Visual Arts. For the 2015-16 school year, JHS has changed its offerings to line up with courses they would experience at the college level. Now offered are: Introduction to Art, Studio Art, Advanced Studio, Drawing (JCC credit-bearing course), Painting, AP Studio Art in Drawing, Crafts, Computer Art, Cartooning, Animation, Digital and Traditional Photography.
I was more than pleased when I came to find out that one of my artworks had been selected. My first reaction was a sense of satisfaction; I felt accomplished when first hearing the news,” said JHS senior, Kameron Rizzo-Walker. “In the future, I plan to pursue a career in the art field. Art is my passion, having all these rewards and achievements will promote and raise my chance for a career in the arts.”