2017 SPRING STUDENT EXHIBITION AWARDS
The Visual Arts Department congratulates this semester's student artists on the diverse works of art hanging in the B-Building. The exhibition was created by students enrolled in visual arts classes during the spring semester and includes the works created during our annual arts trips.
As human beings, we are influenced by our surroundings, we respond to the stimulus of the natural world and we are forever changed by new experiences. Students that make the choice to create art and share it with the rest of the world, are students that stand out from the crowd. EHS is the school that encourages students to make that leap, whether it's going on an arts trip with kids you don't know, or taking classes that don't fit a gender stereotype, you can do those things and more, you can stand out from the crowd, and you will be congratulated. Thank you for sharing the results of your creative risk taking, the whole of this exhibit makes our community stand out in a city filled with art.
-Kate Philbrick, Chair of Visual Arts Department
Studio 2D & 3D Judge: Michael Golden | Photography Judge: Japheth A. Storlie
> Judge Bios Below
Judge's Choice Awards Photography:
BEST IN SHOW: Gigi Hanna - Peeking
1ST PLACE: Cullen Stewart - End of the Dock
2ND PLACE: Sydney Bosarge - Tangled in Death
3RD PLACE: Miranda Greenwalt - Blue Light Series
Lily Ahrabi - Sadness
Ellie Beaver - Paper Napkins
Ashley Chandler - Seaside Reflections
Amanda Traylor - Jellyfish Kaleidoscope
Annmarie Youtt - Big-H (1)
Instructor's Choice Awards:
Spirit Of Photography Award: Julia Toups
Emerging Photographer Award: Alex Thompson
Best Photo Series: Dani Lurie
Judge's Choice 3D Studio Awards:
BEST IN SHOW: Jane Murray - High Fire Stoneware Set
1ST PLACE: Cleo Epley - Candy Dress
2ND PLACE: Catherine Cohn - High Fire Stoneware
3RD PLACE: David Brandtner - Clock with Toothpick Frame
Jacob Grams - Brown Cylinder with Texture
Emma Pulaski - "One Size Fits All"
Leah Potychansky - Red & Yellow Tall Cup
Christian Walmsley - Untitled
Instructor's Choice 3D Award: Merrie Afseth
Judge's Choice 2D Studio Awards:
BEST IN SHOW: Kansas Watts - Up Close & Personal
1ST PLACE: Isabelle Hornung - Rock n'Roll Poster
2ND PLACE: Will Worthington - Silkscreen Rocket
3RD PLACE: Morgan Thompson - Whodat?
Cameron Trainer - Skull Study
Corey Walker - Untitled
Alyssa Kapusta - Skeleton Set
Weston Rembert - MIX
Instructor's Choice 2D Award: Kelsey Benitez
Studio 2D & 3D Judge:
Michael Golden has exhibited his work not only in Texas, but also in NYC, Toronto, Boston, St. Louis, Washington, DC and other locations. Houston's Rudolph Projects/Artscan Gallery organized a 20-year retrospective of his work in 2016, which then traveled to the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago. He has received two individual Artist Grants from the Houston Arts Alliance. Mr. Golden has served on the Artist Board at DiverseWorks Art Space, several HAA grant panels, and volunteered at Lawndale Art and Performing Center and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Michael Golden received his MFA at the University of Illinois. Michael teaches at Houston Community College and is director of the gallery at the Central College campus. Michael divides his time between Round Top, TX and Houston, TX.
Japheth A. Storlie was born and raised in rural Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2005 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 2009.
He has taught traditional black & white, chemical color and digital photography. He has worked directly with special collections libraries and state archives documenting and cataloging rare and delicate materials such as turn of the century glass plate photographic negatives.
Japheth works in various mediums including, painting and sculpture as well as photography. His work is centered on themes relating to childhood nostalgia and loss of home. He creates scenes by hand-building them in miniature and photographing constructed narratives with a large format camera. Having experienced the loss of home at an early age, he is fascinated by the fleeting nature of existence and the permanence of memory.