Artistic Excellence

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The Babylon Junior-Senior High School Art Club recently attended the Olympics of the Visual Arts event, held in Saratoga Springs, New York, where students were able to showcase their artistic abilities and complete challenges based on their specific artistic medium.

In preparation for their competition, the students worked with art club advisors Cheryl Schweider and Patricia Stork for over the course of 12 weeks to create artwork that would be brought to the Olympics. Some of the projects they worked on included taking photographs, which portrayed a story in the style of comic book strips, constructing a merry-go-round-themed dress entirely out of paper materials and creating a still-life painting using human hands as the starting point.

According to their website, the Olympics of the Visual Arts invites students from across New York State to engage in friendly competition as they participate in a series of problems that require utilizing historical references, brainstorming, problem-solving and creative solutions.

Three Babylon Junior-Senior High School students took home second place in the Drawing category for their project on “The Light at the End of the Tunnel.”

“Each of the students did a fantastic job in all of categories, as their time, talent and persistence was evident,” said Patricia Stork. “Congratulations to the Babylon Panthers on a job well done.”