A-C Valley Student Art Exhibit 2018

Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts is proud to be partnering with the Allegheny-Clarion Valley Schools for a fourth  year, presenting an exhibit of more than 100 artworks by Allegheny-Clarion Valley Jr. and Sr. High School students from April 7 to 15, 2018, on the second floor of the Red Brick Gallery on Main Street in Foxburg.  

The exhibit will run Saturdays and Sundays for two weekends, from Saturday, April 7 through Sunday, April 15.  Gallery hours are Saturdays, 11 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Parents and the public are invited to an Opening Reception from 11 to 7 PM on Saturday, April 7 and from 12 noon to 4 PM on Sunday, April  8, pior to the ARCA 3:00 PM concert, HeartStrings:  East Meets West. 

This exhibit is part of ARCA’s Educational ArtReach program, bringing celebrated artists and seasoned teaching artists to conduct residencies in the A-C Valley Schools and showcasing the artwork of Jr. and Sr. High School students in exhibits at the Red Brick Gallery.

In their educational process, more than one hundred students in A-C Valley High School art teacher, Anita Allen’s classes have employed the long-standing practice, dating back to the masters of western art, of doing copies of works of art as a study in composition and craftsmanship. They have created artwork that is delightfully diverse and excellent in its reproduction of a wide spectrum of images in various media: Acrylic, watercolor, pastels, tempera, scratchboard, acrylic on slate, charcoal, marker, India ink – plus three-dimensional art including ceramics, pottery and sculptures.

“Students have been working on their art for this exhibit throughout the year,” said Anita Allen. “It’s amazing to witness their creative process in the various media in which they have worked.  I am grateful that ARCA is exhibiting their art in the Red Brick Gallery again this Spring.  It’s important for the students to see their artwork displayed publicly.  Our community, without a doubt, will get a true idea of the artistic skills our kids have when they see the quality and creativity of this exhibit.”

This is the fourth exhibit of A-C Valley student art at the Gallery hung by Red Brick Artistic Director, Donna Edmonds, who said, “The Gallery opened its 2015 season for the first time with an A-C Valley Student exhibit. I didn’t know what to expect, but it was phenomenal. The work was vibrant and explosive! And many people in the community were introduced to the Red Brick Gallery by the lure of viewing the art of a student known to them. We encourage everyone to take a few minutes to drop by to support the students. It’s a great experience that leaves everyone with a sense of awe for the freshness and talent of these young artists.”

Superintendent of the A-C Valley School District, David McDeavitt said, “It makes me very happy to have a local organization such as ARCA helping to support our educational system.  Opportunities like the Red Brick Gallery provide our students with learning opportunities that extend past the classroom and into the community.  One of our goals at A-C Valley is to develop our students into productive members of society and this program does just that!”

The ARCA Board of Directors is grateful to Red Brick Gallery Artistic Director, Donna Edmonds, for her generosity and expertise in hanging this exhibit of A-C Valley student art this spring.

ARCA thanks the A-C Valley School Board, Superintendent David McDeavitt, Principal Bill Jordan, Staff and Faculty including Anita Allen and R.J. Feicht for their partnership.

What is the secret of talent? And how do you unlock it?

Daniel Coyle’s bestseller “The Talent Code” defies the notion that you either have talent or you don’t (fill in the blanks with art, sports, math, music and just about anything including your golf swing and your child’s batting average). Its subtitle says it all: “GREATNESS IS NOT BORN. IT’S GROWN”.

From first hand research traveling the world to nine hotbeds of athletic and artistic talent combined with cutting edge neurological research, Coyle discovered three keys to grow talent by tapping into a newly discovered brain mechanism called myelin: Deep practice, Ignition (or motivation) and Master coaching.

Coyle discovered these training tools at use in a rundown tennis club in a freezing climate in Russia with one indoor court, which has produced more top-20 women players than the entire United States. The keys also were evident in Leeds, England where an elementary schoolteacher transformed a former soccer backwater into a veritable factory of talented players utilizing a Brazilian indoor soccer game (futbol de salao) that had helped create one of the world’s greatest players: Ronaldinho of Brazil.

What does this have to do with the exhibit of Allegheny-Clarion Valley student art at the Red Brick Gallery in Foxburg from April 7 to 15?

John Hetrick and Lexie Slater

Something very special has been going on for many years in the small classroom of veteran A-C Valley High School art teacher Anita Allen. Walk into her space – a full fledged artist’s studio – and witness inspired creativity from pottery cooling on a table to linoleum prints hanging to dry and students at tables around the room working in a variety of media from watercolors and acrylics to charcoal and pastels.

If you look closely you will see all three Talent Code keys at work in students who are engaged in hands on deep practice, motivated by the artwork they are seeking to replicate and what they will do with it when finished, and receiving master coaching on techniques and skill building from Allen. Yes – it is non-traditional in an academic sense but one of the best metaphors for life long achievement based on the insatiable desire to become “better”.

The results of Anita Allen’s coaching of this exuberant artistic creativity are similarly remarkable. Five seniors who have taken art throughout high school are going on to study art next year at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute and La Roche College… and that’s just the 2018 graduating class. Allen’s art classes become meaningful vocational training for employment in graphic and computer design. One hopes that when Anita Allen takes her retirement in the next few years that the A-C Valley School System will honor her legacy by insuring that art instruction continues for grades 7 to 12.


Allegheny-Clarion Valley Art Students of Anita Allen
Featured in the Red Brick Gallery Exhibit 2018

Lauren Alworth                       Medium: Acrylic                     Grade 12
My name is Lauren Alworth and I am a senior at Allegheny-Clarion Valley. I am very active in the music, art, and cheerleading programs. In past years, we have won our D9 competition, the Co-ed and small varsity division, gone to states, and advanced to semifinals two years ago. I participate in marching, jazz and concert band, while I play the alto, tenor, and bari saxophone. I am also in chorus and participate in our musicals. Even though I’ve never had an important part, I have been in Pippin, The Sound of Music, Schoolhouse Rock, and The Addams Family and really loved it. I am also part of the student council and the secretary of my class.

Brogan Armagost                   Medium; Acrylic                     Grade 9
I am from Parker, PA, I like playing sports, hanging with friends. My favorite medium is watercolor.

Zach Austin                             Medium: Acrylic                     Grade: 12
My name is Zach Austin and I was born on August 13, 1999. I live in St. Petersburg, PA. with my mom, dad, and my dog Max. I’m currently a senior at AC Valley High School. I participate in track, golf, Student Council, Weightlifting Club, and Historian of National Honors Society. In the future 2018-2019 year, I will be attending Clarion University for a Biology (Pre-Professional of Optometry) Degree. I have taken art class for four years in my high school career. My project that I have entered was an acrylic painting of a vintage Suncrest soda advertisement. I was instantly drawn to the bright orange color of the bottle and the historical feel behind it and knew that I wanted to display it on the canvas. It’s definitely my favorite project I have done in my entire high school career.

Riley Bauer                             Medium: Charcoal                  Grade 9
Hello, one of my favorite mediums is charcoal and graphite. These two mediums are a good fit for me when it comes to art because I like to get the little details into my drawings, even if i can’t get the drawing to look right.

Name: Roe Baum                   Medium: Watercolor              Grade 11
My name is Roe Baum and I am a junior at Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School. I participate in a few activities in the school along with extracurricular activities outside of school. These activities include clubs such as Spanish and BLT (formerly FBLA). My extracurricular activities include tech for our high school musical and playing for my community softball team. This year I hope to coach a tee-ball team during the summer. The project I decided to enter is a watercolor still of a coffee cup with galaxy steam arising from it. As I am only in my Art Class every other day, it took me roughly two months to finish the project. I decided to do this project because I like coffee and I found the galaxy aspect to be aesthetically pleasing.

Emily Bolles                            Medium; Acrylic                     Grade 9
I am from Emlenton, Pennsylvania. I enjoy playing basketball, hanging out with friends, and going riding.  My favorite medium is charcoal, I also like painting with acrylic too.

Olivia Boocks                          Medium: Tempera                  Grade 11
My name is Olivia Boocks and I attend Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School. I play volleyball and basketball during the school year. I live on the golf course right across the street from the school. I enjoy spending time with my friends, being active, and sleeping. I chose this picture because jellyfish remind me of the beach and that happens to be one of my favorite places to be. The jellyfish are also very colorful which brightens up anyone’s day. Art class is a great way for students to express themselves using their skills.

Bridget Brison                         Medium: Watercolor              Grade 10
My name is Bridget Brison and I am currently a sophomore at AC-Valley. I’m an active member of the “BLT” club (Business Leaders of Tomorrow) and I’m also on the cross country team. In my free time I enjoy running and spending time with my family. My favorite mediums are watercolor and acrylic. The project I chose to to put in the art show is a cat that I did in chalk pastel. I have never done this type of art and I wanted to see what I was capable of. This is not the best project I have done all year but I feel as though I did pretty well for this being the first time I ever did this medium.

Elijah Burnside                        Medium: clay                          Grade 10
My name is Elijah Burnside I live in Saint Petersburg and i go to Allegheny-Carion school district. I like basketball and football and i like to ride dirt bikes, quads and drive cars.  I also like making stuff with clay because i can make whatever I want and i like sculpting so i made a candle holder and gave it to my mom because she likes candles.

Leroy Byler                             Medium: marker                    Grade 9
I live in Emlenton a place you might know. I’m 15 years old, my project is supposed to be Ben Roethlisberger but instead I put my football jersey number on and put are football symbol in the background Idid it in marker. It took me awhile but after I kinda blended in the colors it just looked like I don’t know. I wanted the picture to represent A-C Valley more.

Morgan Campbell                   Medium: Watercolor              Grade 12
I am a senior at A-C Valley High School. I am a member of the cheerleading and track team. The picture shown here is from a movie, The Princess and the Frog. I chose this picture because it is my favorite disney cartoon. I also chose it because of the color scheme. I think the color scheme has a good mix of light and dark shades. My favorite part of painting was the beautiful sunset.

Destiny Chamoun                   Medium: Marker                    Grade 12
My name is Destiny Chamoun and I am a senior at A-C Valley. I am an active member of art club. I plan to attend Slippery Rock in the fall to study psychology in neuroscience. I chose to do marker because it’s always fun and easy. There’s no blending involved and coloring has always been my favorite pastime.

Austin Cratty                           Medium: Marker                    Grade 10
I am a sophomore at Allegheny Clarion Valley High School. I am 16 and I live in Parker. I like to play sports and I am a part of the basketball team. I like to play video games and spend time with my friends. I picked this picture because i like this style of clothing and i like doing marker.

Hayden Defibaugh                 Medium: Acrylic                     Grade 12
Hello, I’m Hayden and I am a senior here at A-C Valley. In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, and being outdoors with my dad and brother. I have been in FBLA now for six years, and this is my third year of being the club’s secretary. I chose to paint the Rolling Stones logo on a record because they are both musical pieces that flow together.

Paige DeHart                          Medium: Graphite                  Grade 9
I’m a ninth grade student at Allegheny-Clarion Valley. I’m usually found drawing in my room with YouTube playing in the background. When drawing  I create characters in which I bring to life with a hobby called “cosplay”. Cosplay is another thing that I do in which someone dresses up as a fictional character and becomes the character. As of now I don’t go to conventions, but I do still love to experiment with different clothing and wigs to help portray these characters. With supportive siblings and dad I’m able to do these cosplays and continue to expand my closet. Inspired by books and other people’s artwork all over the World Wide Web I’m able to make characters that are more than just the basic human or knight in shining armor.

Madelyn Dittman                   Medium: acrylic record        Grade: 11
My name is Madelyn Dittman and I am in 11th grade. Most of the art year I have stuck around acrylic and marker but have enjoyed doing the acrylic records the most. I am a junior and have taken multiple art classes throughout my last highschool years. I am in two sports, cheerleading, which is my favorite, and track. I keep very busy in school with honors classes and Student Council. My record is a quote that I really look up to, it has great meaning.

Chloe Dittman                        Medium: Acrylic                    Grade 10
My name is Chloe Dittman and I am a sophomore at A-C Valley that lives in Perryville PA.  I am an athlete and participate in track basketball and cheerleading. In my free time I hang out with friends and make new ones. In school I am in student council and I attend school events. This painting is a blend of many bright colors that form a background behind full cherry blossom trees. I chose this picture to fit the art show theme of Asian art.

Kylee Eaton                            Medium: Acrylic                     Grade 11
I am a junior at Allegheny-Clarion Valley, and I am 17 years old. I live in West Monterey and in my free time I enjoy being outside around the water when it is warm and being with my dogs. I am a three sport athlete, I participate in Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. I also participate in JO Volleyball and AAU Basketball. As a medium, I enjoy to use acrylic paint the most. I have done many paintings in this medium and have come to be very comfortable with it. The painting I am showing shows my love for dogs and being at the beach, with a young girl sitting with her dog on the sand looking out to the ocean.

Jacob Fair                                Medium charcoal                    Grade 10
I like to hunt and fish on my free time and go for walks in the woods .I live in Parker, PA. I drew a coyote with charcoal. I hope I can hunt coyotes some time.

Abigail Feicht                          Medium: Markers                   Grade 9
I live in Saint Petersburg, PA and enjoy riding buggies, hanging out with my friends, playing volleyball, traveling, and track. I drew this hippie van because I want one, and it was cute.

Aubrey Fisher                         Medium: Acrylic                     Grade 12
My name is Aubrey Fisher. I am a senior at Allegheny Clarion Valley High School and live in Parker. I am an active member of FBLA and the current Co-Treasurer. In my free time, I enjoy attending as many sporting events as I can as I love to support my school’s athletics. I plan to attend Clarion University in the fall to major in Accounting. I chose to do this flower on a record in acrylic for the art show because the theme of the show was Asian Art and I thought that the flower portrayed Asian Art very well. This was my first acrylic ever so I made sure I tried to make it my best. I am glad that I was able to make my first acrylic be a part of the art show!

Abri Forsythe                          Medium: Acrylic                     Grade 11
I’m a junior at Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School. I am involved in GIVE Club, cheerleading, 4H, and track. I enjoy spending my time with my friends and family. This record was painted because I think that it’s very important to be positive. I believe that happiness is a choice that you make every day.

Natalie Fulmer                       Medium: Acrylic                     Grade 11
My name is Natalie Fulmer and i am a junior at AC-Valley High School. I am part of the FBLA Club and FACs club at the high school. I enjoy science and history classes while in school. On my free time I enjoy to take walks in nice weather with my 1 year old son, Braxton and playing softball.  For my project that i am entering into the art show i chose a picture of two boats on a beach. The reason for me choosing this was because it was an easy way to learn to blend and i thought it was a nice picture to paint in acrylic. Now that i have finished my boat painting, i am currently working on another picture of flowers with deer antlers which i am also planning to do in acrylic. I look forward to finishing the school year and continuing art 3 with Mrs. Allen for my senior year.

Jeffrey Ginn                            Medium: Linoleum                 Grade 12
My name is Jeffrey Ginn. I go to A-C Valley High School and I am 18 years old. I enjoy to play football, basketball, and baseball. In my free time I like to work out, hangout with family and friends, and play video games. After high school, I plan on going to Slippery Rock University and majoring in Safety Management and possibly playing football there too. For this project I choose to do linoleum, which most of my projects are. I enjoy doing them because I like cutting out the linoleum and then making multiple prints to hang up.

Kaitlyn Ginnery                      Medium: Marker                    Grade 10
My name is Kaitlyn Ginnery. I am a sophomore at Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District. I really enjoy volleyball and have played since Jr. High. I am in the Future Business Leaders of Tomorrow Club, also formally known as Future Business Leaders of America Club. In my freetime I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I have decided that this year I would enter in my Disney marker project. This is the first marker project I have ever done. I believe that it is the best project I have done so far this year and it was really fun to do.

Rayanne Grossman                Medium: Chalk pastels           Grade 9
I am from a small town called Emlenton, Pennsylvania. I live with my three younger brothers and my mom. I enjoy using watercolor and ink. However, my favorite medium to do is chalk pastels.

John Healy                              Medium: Watercolor              Grade 11
My name is John Healy, a junior at Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School District. I am an immigrant from the Philippines, in a journey for the American Dream. My artwork are mostly watercolor, due to the fact that I fell in love with using and blending watercolors. The piece that I’ve made for the art show depicts my Asian ancestry; it displays a bird working hard in getting resources to fulfill its needs. Being an immigrant from Asia, I’ve faced many struggles in life, but I did not let any hindrances bring me down. Just like the bird in my artwork, I kept striving, fluttering, in order to achieve my goals, and the American dream.

Madyson Hetzler                    Medium: Acrylic and Ceramic Grade: 11
My name is Madyson Hetzler and I am currently a junior at A-C Valley High School. I am involved in many clubs and sports including Cheerleading, Golf, Gymnastics, Do Something Good Club and SADD Club. I enjoy my art class with Mrs. Allen because it gives me a relaxing part of the day to express my thoughts and feelings into my art. My favorite art medium is acrylic paintings; the colors are filled with life and mixing them brings out how unique a canvas can really be. My other project are ceramic coral. Molding clay into different shapes and sizes can be difficult at times, but I always take my time to make sure it is presentable. My inspiration came from the want to decorate my fish tank with my own style of art.

Adam Hook                          Medium: Acrylic                  Grade 9
My name is Adam Hook and I am from St. Petersburg Pa. My goal in life is to work at Mckissick trucking where my Dad works as a mechanic. I’ll be working as a truck driver. I’ll be going into diesel technology at the clarion career center to be able to get some hands on experience so that if the semi that I’ll be driving/operating breaks down I will most likely know where the problem is and then I’ll be able to fix it/patch it up. My favorite mediums to work in/with are Acrylic, clay, watercolor, charcoal, and marker.  I really hope that you like the art project that I did I based it off of the Sacred Heart stained glass window.

Chianne Houston                    Medium: charcoal                  Grade 10
I live in Parker, I love sharks I’m 15, my project is an eyeball made by charcoal.  It expresses my life in just a picture the reflection and eyelashes of the eye was made with in.  For the shadowing I used charcoal. I wanted to make my project pop out to draw people’s attention, to inspire them that if you put your best work into something it will turn out just the way you want it.

Sarah Hughes                                     Medium: Watercolor and Ink Grade 12
Sarah is a Senior at AC Valley Jr Sr High School. She is the President of Art Club and plays in the Marching Band, Concert Band, takes violin/viola lessons outside of school, and is a member of the Ensemble for the school musical. After graduation, she plans on going to Pittsburgh Technical College for a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology specializing in Forensic Networking.

John Healy                              Medium: Watercolor              Grade 11
My name is John Healy, a junior at Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School District. I am an immigrant from the Philippines, in a journey for the American Dream. My artwork are mostly watercolor, due to the fact that I fell in love with using and blending watercolors. The piece that I’ve made for the art show depicts my Asian ancestry; it displays a bird working hard in getting resources to fulfill its needs. Being an immigrant from Asia, I’ve faced many struggles in life, but I did not let any hindrances bring me down. Just like the bird in my artwork, I kept striving, fluttering, in order to achieve my goals, and the American dream.

Susie Kandor                           Medium: Watercolor              Grade 11
My Name is Susie Kandor and I am in 11th grade. I participate in many in school and out of school activities: GIVE club, BLT club, Spanish club, Track and Field, Cross Country, 4-H Electrotechs, and 4-H Teen Council. My favorite painting I did was a picture of a snowman sitting on the edge of a lake. The part of the painting I think I did the best on was the wispy night sky in the background. I love the painting because it has a very cool blue tone which is my favorite color.

Emily Kaufman                       Medium: Acrylic                     Grade 12
My name is Emily Kaufman and I am a senior at A-C Valley High School. I have been very active in the music program while participating in many bands including Concert, Jazz, Community Band and Marching Band where I held the title of Drum Major. I have represented my school at many different festivals on saxophone including Autumn Symphonic Winds, District Jazz, District Band and Region II Band. I have been in Student Council since seventh grade, and have served as Secretary, President and Vice President. I plan to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the fall to become a Music Educator.

Kenzy Kellogg                         Medium: Watercolor              Grade 9
My name is Kenzy Kellogg, I am 14 years old and am a freshman at AC- Valley high school. I am active in the music and arts programs at AC- Valley including our school musicals, The Sound of Music, School House Rock, and The Addams Family. I have also helped out with stage crew at the Barrow Civic Theatre in Franklin with the shows Beauty and the Beast, Willy Wonka, and the Redeye Theatre projects. I am also part of the student council. My favorite medium is watercolor.

Maiah Kriebel                         Medium:Acrylic                      Grade 9
I am 15 years old and in ninth grade. I grew up in St.Petersburg PA, and have only moved once from one part of town to another. I’ve been in chorus for three years, but I don’t really do any other activities. My favorite medium to use is water color/watercolor pencil. Also I enjoy traveling, i’ve been to 46 different states. My parents originally planned on getting my brother and I to all 50 states before my brother graduated High School. But that didn’t happen, which is ok. Once I graduate I hope to go to a art school in Canada, and go on from there.

Jade Layton                             Medium: Acrylic                     Grade 11
My name is Jade Layton and I am 16 years old I am a junior at ACV high school. I Love art and everything about it. I feel like art is a way of expressing yourself in ways that words are not able to describe. I did a portrait of a beautiful woman playing the cello because it is representing the art of music and the art of painting in acrylic paint. It captures real talent and enjoyment in playing an instrument. This is not my first acrylic painting but it sure won’t be my last. I Love mixing the beautiful colors together and watching my painting come to life. I recreated this painting because I find it beautiful and jaw dropping. I hope you feel the same passion and enjoyment in my artwork that I have felt recreating it.

Allie Lambert                          Medium: Acrylic                     Grade 11
My name is Allie Lambert. I am a junior at A-C Valley High School. I have been in art class since the 8th grade. My favorite mediums are acrylic and ink paintings. In my free time, I spend time with my boyfriend, play video games, and run track. I am an active member of Art Club. My painting of a black cat was inspired my own cat, Ruben. It is a portrait of him. The key part of the painting is the cat’s bright green eyes. My next acrylic painting was of an African American woman. It is a very bright painting. Incorporated into the painting are shades of brown, purple, blue, and orange. The bright colors in the skin tone are key parts of the painting. Personally painting the head wrap was my favorite part. This painting was painted with a palette knife, which causes a lot of texture to the painting.

Allison Lewis                           Medium: Acrylic                     Grade 10
My name is Allison Lewis and I am from Emlenton PA. I am a sophomore that attends Allegheny Clarion Valley High School. I am 16 years old, and some of my hobbies are cheerleading, volleyball and track. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and meeting new people. I painted a snowman in the sand on the beach because it reminded me of Christmas in July.

Allyssa Leith                           Medium: WaterColor             Grade 9
Here is a bit about me, I am a 9th grade girl who is involved in many things such as our local Give club along with spanish and art. Watercolor was invented in the 1400’s. Back then artists had to  to formulate, prepare and grind their own watercolor paint and tended to keep their secret recipes and methods to themselves. Nowadays it comes in pans, dry cakes, stick, colored pencils, and many more forms. My project was a moon fairy with a dragon. I decided to draw and paint her because I’ve always loved fantasy themes. She took me awhile about three months I believe to do but it was worth it in the long run. Thank you for your time.

Sierra Martinez                       Medium: Acrylic                    Grade 10
My name is Sierra Martinez I’m in 10th grade and in attend school at Allegheny clarion valley High School. I picked an acrylic rose because I think I’m good at acrylic and my favorite flower is a rose.

Jacob McElhoes                   Medium: Ceramic                Grade 9
My name is Jake McElhoes and I’ve been a burden on the economy for fifteen years. I’m a freshman here at AC-Valley, and, when I’m not legally required to be places, I like to help out on my farm. We have sheep, goats, and chickens (who sometimes wear sweaters). I like taking pictures, and we currently have plenty of baby animals to do so with. Recently, I’ve also been trying out some sports, like track and cross-country. I have a cup in the show, and, if you get a chance, I’d be interested in hearing what you think about it! 🙂

Chloe Milks                             Medium: Ink/ stamp              Grade 12
I’m Chloe Milks, I am 18, and a Senior. at Ac-Valley High School. I’m in Art club and, Strategy club. I’ve been drawing ever since I was young, but now that I’m more experimental with my artwork. I sketch, draw, ink, and even paint, both acrylic and watercolor wise. The the type in art II enjoy is ink, water painting, and drawing. I enjoy art but, also listening to music, reading, and even learning. Someday I hope I can either become an comic artist. My picture I’m entering of a stamp I’ve done of pennywise since it as popular earlier in the year and my friend requested it. It took a long time, craving it was the hardest and the easiest was sketching it. It took almost 2 full and a half semesters. All in all hard work but it was indeed fun and new for me.

Arika McCall                           Medium: Charcoal                  Grade 11
I am from Parker, PA. My goal is to become a veterinarian someday. My family owns three farms and I absolutely love animals. Cows are particularly one of my favorite animals. I chose the cow and her calf as my project to give to my father as a present. Working with charcoal is my favorite art medium. I particularly used the charcoal pencils versus the sticks. I found it easier to shade in the hair with the pencils. The hair was the most challenging part. Overall, I absolutely loved the drawing experience and will continue drawing with charcoal.

Brent McCall                           Medium: Graphite                  Grade 12
My name is Brent McCall. I’m a senior at A-C Valley High School. I’ve been in art for two years. My Ink drawing of a WW2 fighter plane picture consists of people working together in a field to get the plane back up in the air. My picture was inspired by my fascination in history and war planes.

Joseph McNamara                  Medium – Tempera                Grade 10
I am a 15 year old sophomore at AC Valley High School who participates in baseball and hockey. For my project I used tempera paint along with black ink for some minor detailing. While sharpie and markers are my preferred medium, and tempera is not, I still enjoyed gaining experience with this art form and furthering my knowledge of it. I chose to reiterate this image because it is unique and I found the bright color scheme to be very intriguing and eye catching.

Todd Morris                            Medium: Ink                          Grade 12
I am a senior at Allegheny-Clarion Valley, in my free time I like to play video games, play basketball and write. I did an ink portrait of Russell Westbrook, an NBA player for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ink and charcoal are my favorite mediums. I live in West Freedom, outside of Parker.

Larry Morrison Jr.                   Medium: Charcoal                  Grade 12
Hello, my name is Larry Morrison Jr. I am currently in 11th grade at AC- Valley High School. I am 17 years old and was born in Michigan. After I graduate from AC-Valley I plan on going to Lineman School and later work for an electric company.

Myia Page                               Medium: Acrylic                    Grade 10
My name is Myia Page and I go to A-C Valley. I participate in Volleyball, Softball, and Art club. I have made many acrylic paintings ranging in sizes along with a mural along the walls of the Community Christian Day Care. So far this year I have made four pieces including this ballerina and a painting of sunflowers. I used many techniques such as finger painting, palette knives, and many other different techniques

Treva Page                              Medium: Acrylic                     Grade 12
My name is Treva Page, I am a senior at Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School. For the Art Show, I chose to put in my Acrylic portrait of Captain Spaulding from Rob Zombie Films. The reason why chose to put this in is because I love Rob Zombie movies and his music My favorite thing about this project was that it just was part of Rob Zombies work. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, spending time with my family and dog, and anything nature related. After I graduate High School, I plan on going to Texas State Technical College in Waco, Texas for Electrical Power & Controls in the Fall of 2018.

Sydney Palmer                       Medium: Linoleum Print                     Grade 10
My name is Sydney Palmer and I am in tenth grade. I have participated in concert band, jazz band, PMEA Districts/Regional band, as well as a few other events. The selection I chose to put in, is a linoleum print of a boat in the ocean. I think the ocean is serene, so that’s why I chose the picture.

Angelina Pierotti                     Medium:  Acrylic Painting                  Grade 11
My name is Angelina Pierotti. I go to A-C Valley High School and I am 16 years old. I enjoy participating in GIVE Club and competitive cheerleading. In my free time I like to hangout with my family and friends. In the summers, I’m a lifeguard at the Union COG Pool. After highschool, I plan on going to Clarion University and majoring in education. For this project I choose to do acrylic, which most of my projects are. I enjoy doing them because I like blending the colors of the paint together to make beautiful colors.

Brendon Price                         Medium: Oil Pastel                            Grade 12
I live in Foxburg and enjoy hunting, fishing, and lifting weights outside of school, in school I am involved in basketball and football. My favorite class is woodshop, I enjoy hands on work. After school I plan to work for Wagman Contracting as a laborer. The art project I did is the lead singer of the band Amon Amarth, Johan Hegg. I chose him because I enjoy his music and wanted to do something other than a NFL player for once. 

Nathan Redding                      Medium: Graphite                              Grade 12
My name is Nathan Redding, I’m 18 years old, and I’m a senior at A-C Valley. My favorite medium is graphite because I like to draw and I like the pencil’s ability to blend and shade one color. For this art show, I decided to present my artwork of Lil Peep, one of my favorite artists who passed away in November. I also believe it is one of my best artworks to date. In the future, I will be attending Pittsburgh Technical College for Graphic Design.

Maddy Rottman                   Medium: Oil pastel              Grade 9
I live in St. Petersburg. Some of my favorite things to do is spend time on the river with friends, go snowboarding, and go on road trips. My favorite school subject is history because I like to learn about what was. My project is a parrot, I chose this one because I love the bright colors on the the bird.  When you use oil pastel you start the drawing by coloring the drawing roughly, and adding more details as you go along. Then, you blend the colors together with your fingers. You could use tools instead of your fingers but using your fingers in the recommended method and I think it looks the best.

Alexis Rupert                           Medium: Charcoal                              Grade 10
My name is Alexis Rupert, My art work is on Wiz Khalifa. He is a rapper because that’s what I like to listen to (Rap). I live in Parker PA I moved here from erie. This is a much smaller school than my old one. I like to hangout with friends and chill, Go to the mall, movies. I am 16 years old. I don’t really like school but I have to come and make it through to graduate.

Sydnie Schmidt                       Medium: Acrylic Painting                   Grade 11
My name is Sydnie Schmidt, I am 17 years old, and I attend A-C Valley High School. I enjoy playing softball and pitching. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends. I am a member of National Honor Society, Give Club, and I am secretary of Prom Committee. After high school, I plan on possibly going to Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science to become a mortician and own my own funeral home. For this project, I chose to do an acrylic painting of daisies inside a jar at night. I enjoy painting because the end result is very rewarding. 

Cassie Schwalm                      Medium: Acrylic                     Grade 12
My name is Cassie Schwalm and I am a senior at Allegheny Clarion Valley. I am a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team, Student Council, National Honor Society, as well as the President of Spanish Club. I have been involved in art for four years. I did these set of lilies in acrylic paint. I enjoy this medium the most because it can be manipulated very easily. I also loved the simplicity of the flowers, which is why I picked this picture. In the future I plan to attend Edinboro University to major in Journalism. I hope you enjoy my artwork. Have a beautiful day!

Cailyn Shaffer                         Medium: Ceramics                 Grade 8
I am glad to have done this project and enter it in this year’s art show. I chose this  project because of how much I love clay and I love masks. I thought this would be a new challenge for me due to all the detail and working with clay. Some actives I like to do are band, volleyball, 4-H, marching band, and youth group activities. I gladly appreciate my mom and dad (Kristie and Randall Shaffer) for supporting me in all my actives that I do. I also appreciate all the people in my life that helped me learned and have fun.

Mia Sherman                          Medium: Watercolor              Grade 9
I live in Foxburg, and like to play basketball, volleyball, run track, adventure with my friends, perform in the school musical, spend time with my family, and make memories while doing all of it. I decided to do this giraffe just because I think they are really cute animals, and I thought I could hang it in my room when I was finished with it. I did it in watercolor because it is my favorite thing to work with and I thought it would look the best with the picture.

Alexandra Slater                     Medium: Clay/Charcoal          Grade 12
I am currently a Senior at Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School. I participate in many activities inside and outside of school. I am involved in Student Council, National Honors Society, 4-H Teen Council, and am the President of the Senior class. I also participate in cheerleading and track. Some of my other activities include theatre, gymnastics, and choir. In my free time I enjoy reading and hanging out with friends and family. My favorite medium in art would have to be charcoal. In the show this year I have a mug and a charcoal portrait of one of my favorite actresses, Rachel McAdams.  =

Morgan Switzer                      Medium: Acrylic Paint            Grade 12
My name is Morgan Switzer and I am a senior at Allegheny Clarion Valley High School. I am an active member of GIVE Club and Art Club, I have received Honor Roll and Principal’s List this school year, and I will attend Slippery Rock University in the fall to study Pre-Pharmacy. I chose to do an acrylic painting of a cello because I believe that they are the most beautiful instruments to recreate in artwork. This was my first acrylic painting so I knew that I wanted it to be personal to me. Finding the right picture to recreate was a struggle, but after I found the right one, things continued to fall into place. After drawing the picture on canvas, I started mixing acrylic paints for the first time. After learning exactly what colors I needed to mix, my painting started coming to life. Needless to say, I am very proud of my very first acrylic painting.

Brooke Terwilliger                  Medium: Water Color            Grade 9
I live in West Freedom. My favorite subject in school is math because it comes easy to me. I like school because I get to see my friends and participate in school sports. I play volleyball and softball. Outside of school, I like to hunt, and ride my fourwheeler. My project is a watercolor of a Mallard. I chose to do this because my cousin has a pond and I love seeing the ducks there. I also wanted to challenge myself with a harder project. It has a lot of color to it, so once I saw it, I knew I wanted to do it. I plan on doing more projects like this throughout the rest of the year.

Kelsie Terwilliger                   Medium: acrylic record           Grade 11
My name is Kelsie Terwilliger,I attend school at Allegheny Clarion Valley and i’m a Junior. I play high school softball and travel softball for Butler. This year was by far my favorite year of art. I painted records and learned a lot. Mrs. Allen has taught me so much. My record that I’m putting in the show is one of my favorite bands. No Doubt doesn’t sing as a band anymore but I still listen to their old songs. It’s amazing how you can put your hobbies and interest in to a art project.

Ellie Thompson                       Medium: Watercolor              Grade 12
Hello, I’m Ellie Thompson and a senior at Allegheny-Clarion Valley. I am a part of  the FBLA club, the basketball team, and the golf team. I chose to paint a watercolor of koi fish because I wanted to capture the essence of Asian art.

Garrett Vincent                       Medium: Marker                    Grade 11
My name is Garrett Vincent and I did many art projects this year. Several of them were done in marker. One of them was my drawing of the Cleveland Cavaliers logo.

Lexis Walker                           Medium: Graphite & Charcoal
I live in Parker, Pa but in the countryside of it. Near interstate 80.I find myself very drawn to artwork, I always have been. I get my art talent from my Grandma and Grandpa. For my artwork I drew Ariana Grande because she inspires me. I’m also really into music; I find pride in it, where I actually feel like I can relate to it. Ariana Grande has an amazing voice even without auto tune, she’s an amazing artist and quite beautiful for a music artist. She’s one of my favorite artist’s. I love doing art, and I love to look at the pieces of artwork that I create. It’s beautiful and each artwork has its own unique meaning to it.

Emily Wetzel                          Medium – Acrylic                    Grade 10
I’m a sophomore at Allegheny Clarion Valley High School. I enjoy doing sports and am a part of the volleyball and softball teams. I’m also a part of the art club and intramurals. I chose this picture because I like older things involving the 50s and 60s. Everything in that era looks vintage including the old diners and cars. Acrylic is not my favorite medium but I did like working on this piece because of the blending and variety of colors. My next art project will be an old vintage car.

Lucas Whitcomb                     Medium: Acrylic Paint            Grade 10
I was born in Oklahoma and lived there for the first 10 years of my life. I now currently live just outside of St. Petersburg PA and I love to be outdoors. Art is one of my many hobbies and I love to do graphite pictures but I enjoy trying new things in art. So far this year, I have only done one Acrylic painting and a couple other graphite projects.

Dakota Williamson                Medium: Graphite                  Grade 12
I am a senior at Allegheny Clarion Valley High School. I live in Parker Pennsylvania, and I enjoy playing video games, and watching movies, or series on Netflix. I also like drawing, I’m not bad at it, but I’m not that great. I’m very bad at most every medium besides graphite. Almost all of the projects I did were graphite. I did one ink drawing this year, but it didn’t turn out very well.