Highlights of the 2017 PTO Art Show
Chagrin Falls High School Students’ Art Selected for 2017
Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition
Three Chagrin Falls High School students and four pieces of their art are accepted in this year’s Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition, opening April 23 in the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus. They include Jane Goble "Food For Thought" (TOP 25); Jake Levine "Vibrant Night;” Graham Smith "Hepaestus's Cradle,” and Graham Smith "Children of Tender Indifference." Goble’s artwork was selected as “top 25” and she will receive the 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence during the awards ceremony portion of the opening ceremony. The exhibit closes at the end of May.
The Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition is open to all of Ohio's 1,112 high schools, both public and private, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education. From the 12,000 regional entries from 15 regions, approximately 2,500 are selected to enter the state judging. State jurors then select 300 for the actual exhibition, with 25 of the 300 chosen to receive the Governor's Award of Excellence. Scholarships are offered to seniors by over 30 universities and colleges of art. The selection of students to be offered scholarships is left strictly up to those institutions who offer them.
“It is with great pride that we exhibit these students’ artworks at The James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus,” said Thad Ricker, executive director and coordinator of the exhibition. “This exhibition is a testament to the high quality of visual arts education that exists in our state. It is vital that the community understands the value and importance of arts education, and the impact it has on our young people. We hope that this exhibition fosters that understanding, through both its visual and textual displays.”
The following students also received a Recognition of Regional Excellence in the Arts: Catharine Beg (2); Dustin Kushious (2); Elise Kosmides (2); Graham Smith (3); Jacob Moore (2); Jake Levine (5), Emily Porter, Charles Moyse, Jane Goble, Luke Hopkins, Madeline Miralia, Maria Tropp, Reagan Dowving, Ruby Castellani, Tessa Kostelec, and Alex Moore.