Six advanced SSHS Art students (Wiley Bennett, Jamie Cervantes, Jermain Cleveland, Leslie Elizondo, Alex Rodriguez, and Zoe Westlund) entered artwork in the 17th Annual High School Art Exhibition at the Tyler Museum of Art.
Senior Art 4 student, Alex Rodriguez, won Best in Show. Alex entered a mixed media portrait of a student wearing a mask and walking down a hallway made up of masks. Leslie Elizondo, senior Art 4 student, won a Merit of Honor. Leslie entered a self-portrait painting, depicting the experience of a virtual student working at home behind a laptop.
“To have two winners from the same school and the same teacher is a new outcome for us”, stated museum director, Chris Leahy.
These 2 SSHS students won 2 of the 4 awards that will be given at a closing reception. One additional award, a People’s Choice Award, will also be announced at the reception. The closing reception will be held on Sunday, May 16 at the Tyler Museum of Art where Alex and Leslie will receive their awards.
Alex and Leslie are holding other works they have completed in class this year.