BHS Library Becomes Art Gallery for a Day

The art show attracted dozens of students, teachers and students' family members to the BHS library after school on Wednesday. (All photos by Steve Bowman)
The art show attracted dozens of students, teachers and students’ family members to the BHS library after school on Wednesday. (All photos by Steve Bowman)

Connor, Erby get top honors in year-end exhibition

 
By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit
email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net

More than 125 art students from Brentwood High School and Brentwood Middle School displayed their works from the past year at the schools’ annual art show on Wednesday afternoon in the library.

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Senior Aliah Erby was named with Emily Connor as the most outstanding art students for the 2014-15 school year. Erby is shown here in a varsity volleyball game last fall.
Senior Aliah Erby was named with Emily Connor as the most outstanding art students for the 2014-15 school year. Erby is shown here in a varsity volleyball game last fall.

The works were by students in grades eight through 12 who attend art classes taught by Tim Rempel. The show represented everything covered in the classes, including print making, clay ceramics, sculpture, acrylic painting, pencil drawing and mixed media.

Rempel handed out awards to the two most outstanding art students, seniors Aliah Erby and Emily Connor.

Rempel was impressed by Connor’s mixed media creation entitled “Plastic Ocean,” made mostly from plastic items she found at school. If you look closely you can see scraps of a ruler, sunglasses, straws, ink pens and the like. The letter “O” in “Ocean” is the bottom of a mandarin orange snack cup. Connor, who plans to study marine biology at the University of Tampa, said she was inspired after writing a research paper on all the plastic that’s in the world’s oceans.

A silent auction was held at the art show, with bids made on students’ 6-inch-square glazed ceramic plates. Rempel said the auction so far has raised almost $400 for WORKS, the school’s art club.

Spectators view glazed ceramic plates. The items were offered in a silent auction that has raised almost $4009 for the school's art club.
Spectators view glazed ceramic plates. The items were offered in a silent auction that has raised almost $400 for the school’s art club.
A work (left) by Aliah Erby.
A framed work (left) by Aliah Erby.
Art instructor Tim Rempel  tells the gathering why Emily Connor (left) was chosen as an outstanding art students of the school year.
Art instructor Tim Rempel tells the gathering why Emily Connor (left) was chosen as one of the two outstanding art students of the school year.
Emily Connor stands in front of some of her work.
Emily Connor stands in front of some of her work.
A closeup of Emily Connor's "The Plastic Ocean," which she made from scraps of plastic she found at the high school.
A closeup of Emily Connor’s “Plastic Ocean,” which she made from scraps of plastic she found at the high school.
Emily Connor's pencil rendering of singer Trevor Hall.
Emily Connor’s pencil rendering of singer Trevor Hall.
Tables are filled with ceramic sculptures.
Computer desks in the library are covered with ceramic sculptures.
A drawing by student Mahoto Sasaki.
A drawing by student Mahoto Sasaki.
A pencil drawing (left) by student Deshaun Johnson.
A pencil drawing (left) by student Deshaun Johnson.

One thought on “BHS Library Becomes Art Gallery for a Day

  1. Mr. Rempel inspired Stephen Emery to continue his art work after HS. Stephen graduates May 30th from SCAD, (SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN), with a Bachelor’s in Digital Animation. Thank you Jim.

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