ORR artists spread talent through internships, shows

May 9, 2019

Earlier this spring, two Old Rochester Regional art students represented the school in the Emerging Young Artist 2019 Juried Exhibition, hosted by the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Danya Bischel and Kaitlin Kelley, both seniors and AP Studio Art students, submitted work that was accepted into the highly competitive New England regional high school exhibit.

Margaret Berry, a sophomore at ORR,  participated in the The Teen Artist Internship Program (TAIP)  through the New Bedford Art Museum. TAIP is an exciting opportunity that pairs high school students with an established local artist. This allows the teens to work with a creative mentor in an actual studio while creating a collaborative piece.

At the end of the internship, the artists and teens get the opportunity to exhibit the work that they’ve made at the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!.

Grayson Lord and Sofia Sudofsky, both juniors, participated in the Artreprenuership Program. This program is for serious students interested in a creative arts career sponsored by Artible SoCo.

During the twelve week program, Grayson and Sofia created artwork, observed working artists and learned first hand how to market their artwork. Their artwork can be found at; @bysofiaforyou @graysonboard

Seniors, Kelsea Kidney and Kaitlin Kelley earned honors and awards in the Scholastic Art Show.  Kelsea earned the Silver Key award for her mixed media collage and Kaitlin earned two Honorable Mentions for a drawing and a painting.

Thirteen students represented ORR in the 2019 9th Congressional District Art Show. Jacob Demoranville, Taylor Green, Christopher Knight, Sofia Martins, Meghan McCullough, Alex Pateakos, Ana Poulin, Emma Rodriguez, Byanca Silva, Nuntannut “Nam” Subannawong, Victoria Sullivan, Anna Terteryan and Autumn Tilley all had artwork displayed in the show.

Both Jacob Demoranville and Ana Poulin received Honorable Mention honors in the mixed media category while Victoria Sullivan earned an Honorable Mention in the painting category.

Sofia Martins designed an award winning logo for the Mattapoiset Land Trust.  The Mattapoisett Land Trust chose her design to make stickers. 

Seven seniors and three juniors in Joanne Molgilnicki’s AP Studio Art class will submit their portfolio exams to the AP College Board for review on May 10. Community members will be able to view some of this work, as well as the work of other advanced art students, at the 10th Annual OR Art Show.

This exhibit is hosted by Uncle Jon’s in Marion and showcases the artwork of seniors, juniors and selected sophomores. Viewers can celebrate the art of these students at the opening reception on May 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will be up through June 1. For questions about the show, contact Jo Molgilnicki at joannemogilnicki@oldrochester.org