The ESU 8 High School Art Show was held in Neligh at the Antelope County Fair Grounds. It began with the setting up and judging on Monday, April 24th and was open to the public on both Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25th and 26th. There were approximately 700 pieces of artwork on display from 15 different schools.
Kristina Swantek, formerly with the Norfolk Art Center, was the judge for this year’s Art Show. She chose a clay sculpture (pictured on the right) by Joe Nelson, a junior from Stanton, as the Best of Show piece. Joe’s Art Instructor is Rod Beyke.
Ms. Swantek also gave the following Outstanding Merit ribbons: (click on the artwork description to see a picture of the art)
|Joe Nelson||11||Stanton||Wheel Thrown Pottery|
|Alivia Kathol||10||Norfolk Senior High||Charcoal|
|Katalina Ahumada||11||Norfolk Senior High||Scratch Board|
The high schools that participated included:
- Battle Creek … Teacher: Stephanie Nelson
- Clearwater/Orchard … Teacher: Shannon Schumacher
- Elkhorn Valley … Teacher: Rebecca Munson
- Ewing … Teacher: Jan Miller
- Madison … Teacher: Casey Wolta
- Neligh-Oakdale … Teacher: Mary Pfanstiel
- Newman Grove … Teacher: Tami Texley
- Norfolk Senior High … Teacher: Tyson Koehn/ Mashayla Ruzicka
- O’Neill St. Mary’s … Teacher: Marlene Zurovski
- Osmond … Teacher: Jessica Evans
- Plainview … Teacher: Ranae Wacker
- Pope John … Teacher: Connie Henn
- Stanton … Teacher: Rod Beyke
- Verdigre … Teacher: Cathy Barta
- West Holt … Teacher: Megan Boyle
Pictures from the 2017 Art Show posted by Antelope County News.