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Huntington High art students earn honors at OU Southern

Mar. 10, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON --More than a dozen Huntington High School art students were recently recognized for their works as part of Ohio University Southern's third annual Tri-State High School Juried Art Exhibition.

Of the 47 pieces of art on display, 22 were from Huntington High students.

Hanna Taylor's ceramic piece, "Blue Plate Special," won second place; Tyler Gaca's painting, "Meditation," received third place; Gianna Pellegrinni's drawing, "Tomatoes," won Best In Show; while Leah Levy's drawing, "Spoons and Water," and Jordan Keller's "Alice's Teapot" received Honorable Mentions.

Other student artwork chosen for exhibit included: Emily Daniels' paintings, "At the Beach" and "Portrait of a Girl;" MacKenzie Smith's ceramic purse, "Knock Off;" Nick Golden's ceramic figure, "Serenity;" Leah Levy's drawing, "Bottle Tree;" Jordan Keller's ceramic pieces, "Alice's Dish" and "Blue Soup Casserole;" Conor McKay's ink drawing, "Evil Incarnate;" Cara Eskins' ceramic, "La Sloth;" Tyler Gaca's painting, "Flora & Fire;" Savannah Elkins' drawing, "Snake Eye;" Shelby Hammons' chalk drawing, "Red Truck;" Gianna Pellegrinni's drawing, "Child with Towel;" Heath Holley's "Ocular Conflict;" Bridget Gray's print, "Ostrich;" Hannah Kirby's painting, "Le Personne Amusante;" and Emily Proctor's "Bottles."

These artists are taught by Jennifer Wiley, Diana Frazier, Paula Watts and Leslee Smith. Student awards were presented at a ceremony in the Bowman Auditorium followed by a reception for students, family members and teachers in the Ohio University Southern Art Gallery.

The winning student artwork can be viewed on a special Ohio University website, http://www.ousartshow.com/exhibition/.