Something special happens on the fifth floor of the Main Building. Perhaps it’s a result of the unique viewpoints provided at such a height—with windows that peer over the canopy of Ohio City's trees and steeples to the west or downtown Cleveland’s skyscrapers to the east.
Or maybe it’s the clever and crafty lesson plans led by gifted instructors of the visual arts, who can draw ideas out of students and assist them in fixing them in a variety of forms. Or it could be a result of passionate students exploring all that visual media allow them to convey.
Regardless, something special happens up there, and once again it has resulted in some well-deserved recognition for Saint Ignatius students.
The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition honored six students with awards for various works of painting, drawing, photography and ceramics. Approximately 11,500 regional entries are judged from 15 different regions, and only about 2,500 are selected to enter state judging, which will occur this weekend in Columbus.
Junior Joey Richmond had three of his pieces selected for the state show. Adam Price ’20, Patrick Sheehan ’20, Patrick Martin ’23, Philip Sutherland ’21 and Joe Stanfar ’20 also had individual submissions advance to the state-level competition.
For 50 years, the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition has honored student artwork from throughout the state. The purpose of the competition is “to provide all budding young artists of the state with opportunities to advance their talent, whether that be through scholarships or simply experiencing the process of entering their work in a competition.”
These students' recognition comes on the heels of those who were honored by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in December.
Congratulations to these students and their teachers on another job well done, and may the creative vibes of the fifth floor continue to flow!