Partnering with the Ohio Arts Council, we strive to bring outstanding artists to our community each year as Artists-In-Residence. This year Green High School art students worked with artist, Susan Byrnes, to create a piece of artwork for permanent display at SOMC's new Urgent Care Center in Portsmouth. Students in the Core Group (made up of Green High School Advanced Art students) created a plexiglass sculpture depicting a cross-section of aquatic life in the Ohio River. A Peripheral Group (made up of Art I students) collaborated to create a 10' painting of fish in the Ohio River. Throughout the residency, Susan introduced the students to new artistic concepts and techniques.
The Artist-In-Residency took place from Sept. 19 through Oct. 7, and the Celebration Reception and "unveiling" of the artwork took place on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. at Green High School.
Congratulations to Green High School art students and their teacher, Mrs. Ann Everman, for the successful completion of a work of art that will remain on permanent display in the lobby of Portsmouth's new Urgent Care Center.