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Cherry Creek School District "Art in Excellence Showcase"

 

Every year in CCSD, our High School Visual Arts programs continue to transform young students into blossoming artists. So by the time they are upper classroom these young artists are finding their own voice. The voice they develop is not just in skills and artistic savvy, but in ideas, and they are asking questions about the world around them. Moreover, they start to see the need to fill the vacancy we have in valuing the creative arts. In many cases the art room is one place during their school day that they can decompress; they can move into their Right Brain and quiet their daily worries and pressures. They can engage in something that is authentically their own. These opportunities are small victories and portals of light for our young minds.

I salute, with the deepest respect those who have agreed to lead children through this journey. The Art teachers have a blessed and a challenging path. As our culture’s stress continues to rise and our mental health weakens- our job becomes more imperative; as it is a beacon of hope for many.

In encouraging them to find their own voice and their own verve, we provide tools for them to weave their own stories and become their own champions. We want them to find the courage to make their ART and further command the need for balance in our tech-tipped lives. Our jobs ask us to tailor our lesson so that students can find their space and their place in the threads of our weavings.

The exhibit you see here is a collective group of Cherry Creek School District’s young artists who we are hoping to pass the lighted torch to- so they may carry on- with the task of opening up our creative minds.

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Varunavi Battula

Varunavi Battula
12th Grade
Felt, Stuffing, Fabric Paint, Mod Podge
Title: What's Poppin'
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Laura Baszynski

Ella Fyles

Ella Fyles
11th Grade
Ceramic
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Laura Baszynski

Nicolette Wilks

Nicolette Wilks
10th Grade
Ceramic and Glaze
Title: Elements
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Laura Baszynski

Campbell Oh

Campbell Oh
12th Grade
Digital Art
Title: Apart, Not Alone
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Laura Baszynski

Alyssa Belle Balajonda

Alyssa Belle Balajonda
11th Grade
Watercolor, Colored Pencil
Title: Persona
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Laura Baszynski

Kellin Storey

Kellin Storey
11th Grade
Digital Graphics
Title: Design
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Jeffrey Garland

Victoria Gallagher

Victoria Gallagher
11th Grade
Digital Painting
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Jeffrey Garland

Keean Lloyd

Keean Lloyd
10th Grade
Digital Graphics
Title: Graffiti
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Jeffrey Garland

Eric Hughes

Eric Hughes
12th Grade
Digital Graphics
Title: Power
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Jeffrey Garland

Faith Foster

Faith Foster
11th Grade
Digital Painting
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Jeffrey Garland

Rachel Abel

Rachel Abel
11th Grade
Digital Photography
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Michelle Miller

Madelyn Freeman

Madelyn Freeman
11th Grade
Digital Photography
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Michelle Miller

Riley Hawkes

Riley Hawkes
11th Grade
Digital Photography
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Michelle Miller

Alan Smith-Daigle

Alan Smith-Daigle
12th Grade
Acyrlic and newspaper
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Donnamarie Provenzano

Taryn Wedige

Taryn Wedige
12th Grade
Acyrlic and newspaper
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Donnamarie Provenzano

Kylee Mckinney

Kylee Mckinney
12th Grade
Acyrlic and colored pencil
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Donnamarie Provenzano

Samantha Vodnik

Samantha Vodnik
10th Grade
Acyrlic
Title: The Catch of the Day
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Donnamarie Provenzano

Madelyn Freeman

Madelyn Freeman
11th Grade
Acyrlic
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Donnamarie Provenzano

Anna Toloczko

Anna Toloczko
12th Grade
Digital Photography
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Michelle Miller

Madelyn Freeman

Madelyn Freeman
11th Grade
Digital Photography
Cherokee Trail High School
Teacher: Michelle Miller

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Seohyun Park

Seohyun Park
11th Grade
Oil Pastel
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Lisa Adams

Brrittany Weeks

Brrittany Weeks
12th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Hunter
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Laura Hamilton

Janelle Hailey

Janelle Hailey
12th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Hiraeth
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Laura Hamilton

Walker Edwards

Walker Edwards
11th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Refrigerator
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Laura Hamilton

Zack Mack

Zack Mack
11th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Me and Lucy
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Laura Hamilton

Emmagin Warner

Emmagin Warner
11th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Hand Through Glass
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Laura Hamilton
 

Nikiah Ray

Nikiah Ray
12th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Sisters
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Laura Hamilton

Luke Wainionpaa

Luke Wainionpaa
12th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Looking Through Denver to Boulder
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Laura Hamilton

Josiah Dunkin

Josiah Dunkin
11th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Before the Fire
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Laura Hamilton

Daquaryin Wheeler

Daquaryin Wheeler
12th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Kavi
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Laura Hamilton

Gabriela Pinzon

Gabriela Pinzon
12th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Mom
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Laura Hamilton

Shay Daly

Shay Daly
12th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Preserve
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Laura Hamilton

Caden Larson

Caden Larson
12th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Green .75
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Laura Hamilton

Seohyun Park

Seohyun Park
11th Grade
Watercolor
Title: Street Scene
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Lisa Adams

Kristen Hackos

Kristen Hackos
12th Grade
Copic Markers
Title: Big man/Little man
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Lisa Adams

Avery Berger

Avery Berger
12th Grade
Graphite/Colored Pencil
Title: Red Ladders
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Lisa Adams

Averie McClain

Averie McClain
11th Grade
Mixed Media
Title: Flowered
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Lisa Adams

Claire Urban

Claire Urban
12th Grade
Acrylic
Title: Gelatinous Selflee
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Lisa Adams

Kristen Hackos

Kristen Hackos
12th Grade
Mixed Media
Title: Red Ink Self Portrait
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Lisa Adams

Talik Silva

Talik Silva
12th Grade
Mixed Media
Title: Betrayal & Manipulation
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Lisa Adams

Angela Duodu

Angela Duodu
11th Grade
Watercolor
Title: Blue Portrait
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Lisa Adams

Tess Rosen

Tess Rosen
11th Grade
Marker
Title: Skyscape
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Lisa Adams

Tess Rosen

Tess Rosen
11th Grade
Markers
Title: Urban Underwater
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Lisa Adams

Katie Li

Katie Li
11th Grade
Graphite
Title: Fractured Self
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Lisa Adams

Lorenzo Zordani

Lorenzo Zordani
10th Grade
Mixed Media
Title: Self- Portrait
Eaglecrest High School
Teacher: Lisa Adams

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Nina Purves

Nina Purves
9th Grade
Digital Media
Title: Under Threads
Elevation
Teacher: Diane Wright

Noah Burgan

Noah Burgan
10th Grade
Digital Media
Title: Closeted
Elevation
Teacher: Diane Wright

Ahmari Mitchell

Ahmari Mitchell
11th Grade
Digital Media
Title: Red City
Elevation
Teacher: Diane Wright

Matthew Buck

Matthew Buck
9th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Musical Atmosphere
Elevation
Teacher: Jennifer Bolton

Connor Riley

Connor Riley
11th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: 猫の欠伸
Elevation
Teacher: Jennifer Bolton

Madison Phillip

Madison Phillip
10th Grade
Digital Media
Title: Pixie
Elevation
Teacher: Diane Wright

Sally Kim

Sally Kim
9th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Autumn is Coming
Elevation
Teacher: James Dykstra

Ella Bruff

Ella Bruff
11th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Prairie Days
Elevation
Teacher: James Dykstra

Bryne Knowles

Bryne Knowles
12th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Untitled
Elevation
Teacher: James Dykstra

Kaysha Westgard

Kaysha Westgard
9th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Singled Out
Elevation
Teacher: James Dykstra

Sophia Pilling

Sophia Pilling
11th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: From the Shadows
Elevation
Teacher: James Dykstra

Sophia Pilling

Sophia Pilling
11th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: Clinical Perfection
Elevation
Teacher: James Dykstra

Jacob Weir

Jacob Weir
10th Grade
Digital Photography
Title: The Way I See It
Elevation
Teacher: James Dykstra

Samantha Lewis

Samantha Lewis
12th Grade
Digital Art (Photoshop)
Elevation
Teacher: Daniel Metz

Abigail Bingham

Abigail Bingham
10th Grade
Digital (Photoshop)
Elevation
Teacher: Daniel Metz

Daniella Park

Daniella Park
11th Grade
Digital Art (Inkscape)
Elevation
Teacher: Daniel Metz

Vu, Duyen

Vu, Duyen
10th Grade
Digital Art (Procreate)
Elevation
Teacher: Daniel Metz

Debbie (Pei-Hua) Hu

Debbie (Pei-Hua) Hu
10th Grade
Denim, Cotton, Metal, Embroidery
Elevation
Teacher: Visi Herman

McKenzie, Mills

McKenzie, Mills
10th Grade
Digital Art (Inkscape)
Elevation
Teacher: Daniel Metz

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Leah Jensen

Leah Jensen
9th Grade
Pencil
Grandview High School
Teacher: April Green

Chloe Hustad

Chloe Hustad
9th Grade
Graphite and Colored Pencil
Grandview High School
Teacher: April Green

(From left to right) Mallory Dunbar, Leah Jensen, Rachel Briar

(From left to right) Mallory Dunbar, Leah Jensen, Rachel Briar
9th Grade
Watercolor Paints
Grandview High School
Teacher: April Green

Skylar McKinney

Skylar McKinney
11th Grade
Ceramic
Title: "Underwater Dreams"
Grandview High School
Teacher: Kelly Smith

Skylar McKinney

Skylar McKinney
11th Grade
Mixed Media, Ceramic, pine needles
Title: The Warmth of Autumn
Grandview High School
Teacher: Kelly Smith

Tessa Richins

Tessa Richins
11th Grade
Mixed Media, Ceramic, pine needles
Grandview High School
Teacher: Kelly Smith

Kennedy Bradley

Kennedy Bradley
11th Grade
Digital Inkjet Print
Title: The False Reality of Equality
Grandview High School
Teacher: Michael C Chimento

Charlotte Croft

Charlotte Croft
9th Grade
Digital Inkjet Print
Title: Thoughts In My Head
Grandview High School
Teacher: Michael C Chimento

Michael Hayden

Michael Hayden
9th Grade
Digital Inkjet Print
Title: The Elf's Despisal
Grandview High School
Teacher: Michael C Chimento

Kaitlin Carnahan

Kaitlin Carnahan
9th Grade
Digital Inkjet Print
Title: Reflecting
Grandview High School
Teacher: Michael C Chimento

Contessa Kim

Contessa Kim
9th Grade
Digital Inkjet Print
Title: Feeling Blue
Grandview High School
Teacher: Michael C Chimento

Josh Omer

Josh Omer
10th Grade
Digital Inkjet Print
Title: Red, White and Black Pepper
Grandview High School
Teacher: Michael C Chimento

Alexis Santiago

Alexis Santiago
11th Grade
Digital Inkjet Print
Title: Somber Glow
Grandview High School
Teacher: Michael C Chimento

Tsion Zekarias

Tsion Zekarias
11th Grade
Digital Inkjet Print
Title: School's Out
Grandview High School
Teacher: Michael C Chimento

Alexis Neiman

Alexis Neiman
10th Grade
Digital Inkjet Print
Title: Ice Cream Wonderland
Grandview High School
Teacher: Michael C Chimento

Autumn Thomas

Autumn Thomas
11th Grade
Digital Inkjet Print
Title: Lost in Wonderland
Grandview High School
Teacher: Michael C Chimento

Carson Willard

Carson Willard
10th Grade
Digital Inkjet Print
Title: Red Lips
Grandview High School
Teacher: Michael C Chimento

Jake Sheykhet

Jake Sheykhet
12th Grade
Oil paint
Title: Self Portrait
Grandview High School
Teacher: Josh Heckendorf

Grace Zang

Grace Zang
12th Grade
colored pencil
Title: Who Am I?
Grandview High School
Teacher: Josh Heckendorf

Alex Nishida

Alex Nishida
11th Grade
Digital Art
Grandview High School
Teacher: Josh Heckendorf

Alex Nishida

Alex Nishida
11th Grade
Digital Art
Grandview High School
Teacher: Josh Heckendorf

Colette Guydish

Colette Guydish
12th Grade
Acrylic paint
Title: Silent Struggle
Grandview High School
Teacher: Josh Heckendorf

Juliana Stephens

Juliana Stephens
12th Grade
Digital Art
Grandview High School
Teacher: Josh Heckendorf

Alexia Shnayderman

Alexia Shnayderman
12th Grade
Digital Art
Title: Chastity
Grandview High School
Teacher: Josh Heckendorf

Devin Davis

Devin Davis
9th Grade
digital art
Grandview High School
Teacher: Josh Heckendorf

Janine Avery

Janine Avery
11th Grade
watercolor paint
Grandview High School
Teacher: Josh Heckendorf

Angelina Blanco

Angelina Blanco
12th Grade
Digital art
Title: I Am Feeling Blue
Grandview High School
Teacher: Josh Heckendorf

Tessa Richins

Tessa Richins
12th Grade
Mixed media
Grandview High School
Teacher: Josh Heckendorf

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Abby Crain

Abby Crain
10th Grade
Color Pencil and Watercolor
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Gayle Brown

Anjonae Benton

Anjonae Benton
12th Grade
Book Collage
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Gayle Brown

Sarah Speidel

Sarah Speidel
11th Grade
Water Soluble Pen
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Gayle Brown

Isabella Adolf

Isabella Adolf
12th Grade
Color Pencil
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Gayle Brown

Faith Baca

Faith Baca
12th Grade
Color Pencil and Cut Paper
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Gayle Brown

Rachel Naastad

Rachel Naastad
10th Grade
Pen
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Gayle Brown

Ryan McElroy

Ryan McElroy
12th Grade
Book Collage
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Gayle Brown

Veronica Keff

Veronica Keff
11th Grade
Oil Painting
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Gayle Brown

Ryan Keohane

Ryan Keohane
12th Grade
Photography
Title: Rise
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Liz Kaplan

Ryan Keohane

Ryan Keohane
12th Grade
Photography
Title: Hand
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Liz Kaplan

Brodie Harris

Brodie Harris
10th Grade
3D Printed Clay
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Joshua A Teplitzky

Emiliano Alcala

Emiliano Alcala
11th Grade
3D Printed Clay
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Joshua A Teplitzky

Emiliano Alcala

Emiliano Alcala
11th Grade
3D Printed Clay
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Joshua A Teplitzky

Sophia Haynes

Sophia Haynes
10th Grade
3D Printed Clay
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Joshua A Teplitzky

Evelina Pavlyk

Evelina Pavlyk
10th Grade
Photography
Title: Original
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Liz Kaplan

Nataly Peredo Hernandez

Nataly Peredo Hernandez
11th Grade
3D Printed Clay
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Joshua A Teplitzky

Brodie Harris

Brodie Harris
10th Grade
3D Printed Clay
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Joshua A Teplitzky

Natalya Montague

Natalya Montague
10th Grade
3D Printed Clay
Smoky Hill High School
Teacher: Josh Teplitzky

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