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Click on the links along the left side of this page to see what the artists here at Smith Center High School are doing this year and what the artists accomplished during the 2016-17 school year.

Chris Goedert


Preparation of the wall for a large mural downtown began during Do Good Friday!



Here are six portraits that will be on display at The Gallery in downtown Phillipsburg during the month of April. The theme for the show is "Faces." Artists include Kaitlynn Godsey, Sydni Herdt, Lizzy Pfortmiller, and Carril Rego.




Here are photos of Smith Center's part of the 41st Annual Dane G. Hansen High School Art Show. Kaitlynn Godsey, Sydni Herdt, Lizzy Pfortmiller, and Carril Rego did a wonderful job setting up our part of the show.

The show was on display from February 9 to March 18, and it included 50 pieces created by 26 artists from Smith Center High School along with several other pieces created by artists at five other league schools.




Pictured above are the Smith Center High School artists and their mural from this year's league mural painting competition. This year's theme was "The Space between Light and Dark." The students had 30 minutes to brainstorm ideas with their teachers and 3 hours to complete their 4' x 6' murals.




See new artwork by the artists at the high school, including paintings, drawings, and prints, by clicking on Senior High Artwork Online on the left side of this page or by visiting http://smithcenterhighschoolart.blogspot.com.


See new artwork by the 7th and 8th grade artists by clicking on Junior High Artwork Online on the left side of this page for the link or by visiting http://smithcenterjuniorhighart.blogspot.com/2017/09/blog-post.html. New pieces include illuminated manuscript pages, graphic design tool drawings, large realistic pencil drawings, colorful linear perspective drawings, realistic and abstract still life drawings, and ceramic coil and slab forms.


New high school art history has also been recently posted - click on Art History on the left side of this page for the link. During this Fall semester, we looked exclusively at American art.


On October 4, Al Leal, a Red Cloud resident who restores historical buildings for a living, visited the high school art room to talk to art and construction students. Mr. Leal talked about his past projects, and we discussed the importance of restoring old buildings for future generations to use and appreciate.



Art Club is busy once again, creating art with elementary school students and residents at Long Term Care, running concession stands at volleyball and basketball games, picking up trash after football games, creating the decorations for the Homecoming Ceremony, making props for the school play, and raising funds for art projects in the school and community and for our annual Spring trip. This school year, we are also planning to paint a mural downtown.


On October 8 and October 15, Art Club members hosted several K-3 students in the art room. The Art Club members taught the young students a wide variety of skills and vocabulary, and they raised more than $200 for supplies to paint the downtown mural.


In September, Art Club members once again created the banner and signs for the Homecoming Ceremony. Here are some photographs of their work. Lharken Patzel came up with the font that we used for the banner and name signs. Jordyn Shoemaker and Lizzy Pfortmiller designed and created the cover for the program.




On September 10, five Art Club members journeyed with me to Logan to see the incredible hyperrealistic sculpture of Marc Sijan at the Dane G. Hansen Museum. In the photo below, you can see Lharken Patzel, Sabrina Saltzman, and Carril Rego interacting with the sculpture of a salesman carefully studying the peep hole of a front door.


Here are a couple more images of Marc Sijan's incredible sculpture.



Phone: Email: Chris Goedert