By Blazer Times staff
Last week, Ridge View High School hosted the annual Spring Art Showcase in the school’s library, presenting a gallery of student artwork.
The showcase exhibited art from all students in all art classes from the school year.
“The purpose of the art show is to show what our students are doing in each of the different areas,” Lane Laney, a Ridge View art teacher, explains. “We have work from Art 1 and Art 2, but we also have work from the two-dimensional design classes, the three-dimensional class and the photography and media classes– every art class.”
The students’ art projects on average run from two to four weeks depending on the level of the class and depending on the complexity of the project.
Teachers Lane Laney, Chris Nostrant, and Katherine Perry chose which of their students artwork to display in the show. All artwork was judged last Tuesday.
Awards were given in various courses and categories. Results are as follows:
John Barnett is a senior in Mrs. Laney’s Art II class. His discipline in art is sketching and drawing. Barnett’s most focused medium is pencil, specifically point five millimeter. Through art he aims to please the eyes of others. He is currently co-writing and illustrating a comic book called Pocket with Ben Thompson-King and plans to complete it and get it published in the future.
Shadae Tompkins is a sophomore at Ridge View High School. She is in Mrs. Laney’s Ceramics class. Shadae specializes in visual arts but also likes to paint. Her future plans are to show her artwork on different platforms. She also wants to express her creativity with others throughout her lifetime.
Khorey Law is a junior at Ridge View High School. He was in Mrs. Perry’s Photography I this past semester. Khorey specializes in visual design. His future plans include attending school for photography.
Keyshawn Marshall is a junior at Ridge View High School. He is in Mr. Nostrant’s Advanced 2D Design class this school year. Keyshawn specializes in self-portraits. His future plans include attending school to pursue engineering.
Roy Balacanao is a senior at Ridge View High School. He is Mr. Nostrant’s Art I class. Roy enjoys art as a hobby.
Cainan Griffin is a senior at Ridge View High School. He was in Mrs. Perry’s Photography I last semester. Cainan specializes in dark room photos. He plans to attend Coastal Carolina in the fall.
Tamaia Toliver is a senior at Ridge View High School. She is also in Advanced 2D Art and Design. She plans to take art classes in college and pursue it as a hobby. Tamaia Toliver specializes in acrylic painting.