NEW HOME FOR WESTLAKE HIGH ART GALLERY

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DISMANTLING HISTORY….ArtGallery

 In 1989, the Westlake High School Art Department conceived and created the Art Gallery to honor and support the visual arts in the community. The Art Gallery was supported by the Westlake Arts Council under the direction of former high school art teacher Steven Davies.

In preparation for the move to the new high school this fall, former WHS art teacher Christine Filmer and a team of National Art Honor Society students will remove, clean, categorize and restore the current art in the Art Gallery. Art will be stored in the Westlake Schools Administrative Offices until it can be re-installed in the new high school.

The new Art Gallery is expected to be installed in early 2014. New etched identification tags will identify each work. Kate Hudak, owner of A Gallery West, is assisting with the removal, storage and re-installation of the Art Gallery. Hudak, a parent and Westlake community member, framed most of the art in the gallery since 1993.

The Art Gallery grew each year with carefully selected art presented to the school during the Fine Arts Awards Presentation. The opportunity exists to invite a professional community artist, a staff artist and a graduating senior artist to donate a work to the permanent collection.

The selection process for the graduating senior art revolves around student artists who demonstrated community service, leadership and artistic ability. The art is intended to remain in the high school permanently. Over the past 20 years the WHS PTSA supported the professional framing of each work of art by Hudak.

Three handcrafted oak showcases, designed and built by Michael Shaun Duffy in 1992-1993, were added to display 3D works of art and fine arts awards. The funds for the showcases were donated from the Art Gallery account, Westlake Arts Council, Westlake Educational Foundation, WHS PTSA, Westlake Junior Women’s Club and Westlake Town Criers.

Westlake High School Art Gallery Inventory:

1989

·         Jim Hubbard, community artist, pen and ink drawing

·         Paul Beal, student artist, pastel

·         Steve Mulichak, staff artist, pen and ink

1990

·         Susan DeMars, community artist, pen and ink

·         Ken Wardell, staff artist, watercolor

·         Marty O’Connor, student artist, oil painting

1991

·         Bob York, community artist, painting

·         Larry Nickel, staff artist, watercolor

·         Kim Saigh, student artist, oil painting

1992

·         Dave Roenigk, community artist, kaleidoscope

·         Gloria Shollenberger, staff artist, quilt

·         Jim Lee, student artist, pastel

1993

·         Connie Stover, community artist, painting

·         William Shollenberger, staff artist, wood carving

·         Eric Johanni, student artist, gumball art

1994

·         Tom Wanosik, staff artist, wood carving

·         Rochelle Lee, student artist, pastel

1995

·         Bill Kufahl, community artist, painting

·         Vera Molls, staff artist, metal jewelry

·         Jonathan Hildebrandt, student artist, watercolor

1996

·         Janice Kozyk, community artist, fabric art

·         Louise Myles, staff artist, photograph

·         Michelle Jonas, student artist, charcoal

·         Brendan Meany, student artist, painting

1997

·         Anita Kent, community artist, photograph

·         Pat Millheim, staff artist, collage

·         Theresa Gorski, student artist, ceramic

1998

·         Beverly Fawcett, community artist, fabric art

·         Jerry Miller, staff artist, photograph

·         Jeremy Mann, student artist, painting

1999

·         James Lustek, community artist, watercolor

·         David Fogle, staff artist, drawing

·         Jeremy McWreath, student artist, ceramic

2000

·         Christy Alomar, community artist, drawing

·         Lindsey Beal, student artist, drawing

2001

·         Colleen Clappas, student artist, painting

2002

·         Jay Miller, community artist, drawing

·         Jessica Cannon, student artist, ceramic

·         Casey Senko, student artist, ceramic

2003

·         Kay Murray, staff artist, photograph

·         Katie Ankoviak, student artist, painting

2004

·         Angie Dobson, student artist, drawing

·         Nick Forrest, student artist, mixed media

·         Adam McClelland, student artist, drawing

·         Christine Filmer, staff artist, mixed media guitar

2005

·         Liz Hertl, student artist, mixed media

2006

·         Kelsey Poorman, student artist, painting

·         Amy Rottinger, student artist, painting

2007

·         Chris Greco, community artist, painting

·         James Costanza, staff artist, photograph

·         Art Daniels, staff artist, photograph

·         Sarah Ivancic, student artist, drawing

·         Kelsey Lapping, student artist, drawing

2008

·         Al Prexta, student artist, painting

·         Brandon Woodle, community artist, digital

2009

·         Marge Widmar, community artist, mixed media

·         Courtney Sennish, student artist, painting

2010

·         Lee St. Marie, community artist, hat

·         Luke Graber, student artist, drawing

·         Sarah Michels, student artist, drawing

2011

·         Steven Davies, staff artist, drawing

·         Janey Eager, student artist, painting

·         Tate Davidson, community artist, photograph

2012

·         Kelley Zhou, student artist, painting

2013

·         Wan Kwok, student artist, painting

 

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