With the love of art, one can express themself, whether it’s an experience or about a period of life, it’s vulnerable, sometimes relatable, and allows others to see from a new perspective. Ten Winton Woods High School students from Carol Becci-Youngs’ Winton Woods High School advanced art and AP art classes were recently honored at area contests and art shows.
Senior RJ Engleman’s graphite art piece “Contemplation” was awarded second place in the Congressional Art Competition. His work will hang in Congressman Steve Chabot’s Washington D.C. office for one year. Engleman also won $50 for the Artists Reaching Classrooms (ARC) Best in Show for Winton Woods High School, and his artwork along with senior Franck Djidjeu’s piece will hang in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Teen Art Expo exhibit.
Lilian Bewaji’s mixed media piece “A Beautiful Mess” from the Artists Reaching Classrooms (ARC) exhibition received a positive review from Cincinnati-based e-journal and art extraordinaire AEQAI. Also, seven high school students had their work on display during a Final Friday Art Show at the Pendleton Annex downtown.
PHOTO CAPTION: Winton Woods High School’s RJ Engleman’s graphite art piece “Contemplation” will hang in Congressman Chabot’s Washington D.C. office for one year.