Archive for Thursday, May 3, 2001

EHS art students vie for awards

May 3, 2001

As Eudora High junior Jayme Martin flipped through a Rolling Stone Magazine recently, an advertisement for sunglasses caught her attention. The second-year art student replicated the ad's centerpiece a middle-aged man with twisted sunglasses and off-the-wall earrings.

"It took me about four-and-a-half to five hours," Martin said. "I worked on it everyday."

Martin was one of 10 EHS student who attended this year's Frontier League Art Contest. Gary Hinman, EHS art instructor, said each school took up to 10 students and 20 works of art to the contest Wednesday at Anderson County High School in Garnett. Contest results were not available at press time.

Students also attended workshops on topics such as dry-point etching on Plexiglas and sculpting. The workshop also included a free-form weaving contest.

Hinman said the workshops gave students an opportunity to work in different media.

Each school receives points for its submitted entries. Ten Frontier League schools competed for 30 blue ribbons, 30 red ribbons and five best of show ribbons. The highest point total won the grand prize. An additional contest was held, without a point value, for the traveling trophy. Hinman said the trophy represented a coveted award among the schools. This year, students competed for the trophy with a sidewalk chalk contest. Traditionally, the winner takes the trophy home, adds to it in some way, and brings it back the following year.

"It's great because they do it right there and they get to show their excellence," Hinman said of the sidewalk chalk drawing contest.

The traveling trophy wasn't Eudora's main concern, Hinman said. In seven years of the contest, EHS has received five first-place awards in the overall competition and two for second place.

"That's a lot of fun to get the (traveling) trophy but what you're really there for is the championship," Hinman said.

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