Murals, clay pieces, papier-mâché animals, abstract art, surrealist- style paintings among many other masterpieces filled the Western Wayne High School gym this past Saturday, May 13, for the annual Western Wayne Art Exhibit that was titled this year: The American Frontier: Venture Westward to a Cultural Expression of Life.
Students in grades 9 through 12 displayed various pieces of art work that they had worked on in class throughout the year that were created and judged in the following categories: acrylic painting, watercolor painting, graphite pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel (chalk/ oil), pen & ink, mixed media, ceramic sculpture, ceramic vessel, papier-mâché sculpture, and miscellaneous.
Also, ten seniors chose to exhibit portfolios of their work for the show. These seniors included: Nick Antidormi, Skyler Booths, Caitlin Henneforth, Jocilyn Hill, Nascha Lamphere, Molly Nagle, Maggie Podunajec, Makayla Rose, Peter Tomasetti, and Olivia Troiano. Their displays represented an accumulation of up to four years of artwork. The Western Wayne Art Department judged all portfolios in the categories of exemplary artwork and display.
The winners were as follows: Nick Antidormi, first place for display, third play for artwork; Skyler Booths, third place for display, honorable mention for artwork; Jocilyn Hill, fourth place for artwork, honorable mention for display; Molly Nagle; fourth place for display; Makayla Rose, first place for artwork; Olivia Troiano, second place for display, second place for artwork.
The following advanced fashion design students, who were also seniors, had textile displays featured in the art show. These students included: Zoey Rosensweet, Gina Infante, Madison Kornutiak, and Emily Shaffer.
Their displays highlighted many of the pieces they had created in fashion design and sewing classes.
From left, sitting: Nascha Lamphere, Makayla Rose, and Skyler Booths. From left, kneeling: Nick Antidormi, Caitlin Henneforth, and Jocilyn Hill. From left, standing: Maggie Podunajec, Olivia Troiano, and Peter Tomasetti.