Greenville High School Art Exhibit items

Published 1:53 pm Monday, May 23, 2022

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Greenville High school, located at 100 Tiger Drive here in Greenville, hosted an art show

 April 28.

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Visual Arts teacher, Kayla Small, expressed pride in her student’s art work, as well as the effort it took for them to put on the art show.

The event took place in the vestibule of the high school with the Greenville Tiger Pride band entertaining both visitors and students.

The art show featured just about any and every kind of art work an admirer could hope to see. From pastels to pencil, mixed media to marker, the show was a veritable feast of color, texture and dizzying style.

The Best of Show was won by MaKhea Mason, with the work “The Unknown”.

The Group Collaboration that came in first place was a work titled “A Café Terrace at Night”.

This piece was created by Camron Key, Karlisia Neal, DayJanniell Bones, Tydarrius Butler, Cortez Stallworth, Jarell Hale, Gaston Turner, Karen Hernandez, Zaychary Williams and Terry McClain.

Second place went to “Jellyfish” by Nakya Coleman and Jessica Longmire. Third place rounded out this category with Justin Crenshaw and A’Marion Taylor winning with their piece “God Bless the USA”.

The top three Pastel winners were Leah Nichols’ first place work “Bulwark”. Second place was MaKhea Mason with “Picasso Portrait”; and third was won by Tyler Blanchard, also with a piece titled “Picasso Portrait”.

The top three graphite winners all presented a piece on the “Perspective Drawing of Town”.

First place was Aaliyah Bedgood; second was Michael Heupel, and Kei’Shawn Dennis came in third place.

Acrylics was also well represented with the first-place work, “Expected” by Matt Jones. The second-place winner was “Ole St. Nick”, by Nakya Coleman. And Jessica Longmire rounded out the top three with the work “Figure Drawing”.

Color pencil winners were Kei’Shawn Dennis, with the first-place winner “Perspective of Bedroom”. Second and third place winners both titled their work “Color Theory”. Breejanay Pitts won second place and Leah Nichols won third.

The Mixed Media category was captured by first place winner A’Marion Taylor with “Basquiat Study”. Vivian Gates won second place with the piece “Quote.” And Michael Heupel took third with “Fake People”.

In the Photography category, Whitney Veazey was the clear winner with the piece “Day Dreams”.

The Ink submission was also a clear winner with “Blossom” by Nakya Coleman.

All three winners in the Marker division, won with pieces titled “Rhythm, Pattern and Movement”. First went to MaKhea Mason. Second place to Kei’Shawn Dennis; and third to Gretchen Riley.

Lillian Ingram won the Watercolor top spot with “Swaying Diva”. Leah Nichols walked away with both second and third places with the works, “Euphoria” and “Dazed and Confused” respectively.

Sculpture was well represented by the students in Small’s class. First place, “Rusteze”, was created by Owen Stassi, Matthew Pipkin and Blaine Ridgeway.

Second place was a master class of cooperation among artistic minds. The piece “Helicopter” was the creative brainchild of Sarah Bunch, Carley Boutwell, Thomas Cobb, DeNicholas Powell, Kyle Reaves, Jacob Simmons, Ethan Smith, Wade Varnadoe and Zaychary Williams.

Congratulations to all these brilliant young artists. Their works showcased not only their skill and imagination but the thought and time it takes a true artist to convey their message through their work.