Shell show honors top prep artists

by nathan oster

“Look into My Soul,” a super-realistic oil painting of an eyeball that was created by Greybull High School’s Bonnie Turner, took first place overall as well as the Principal’s Award at the dual district art show Friday night at Shell Hall.

The event is an annual showcase of the artwork of students in Big Horn County School District Nos. 3 and 4. Once again turnout was tremendous, as several hundred people filed through the doors to check out the works of the area’s best and brightest high school art students.

While Turner’s painting was the choice of the judges, the people’s choice was a digital photo of a horse entered by Dasha Kelso under the name of “Ginger.”   A second Kelso entry, a silhouette digital photograph titled “Art in the Dark,” claimed third place overall as well as the Superintendent’s Award.

Second place went to an altered book, “Changing in Time,” entered by Emma Hunt.

District No. 3 art teacher Teresa Boyer said she’ll be taking a strong group of students to the Wyoming State High School Art Symposium which runs from today through Saturday at the Casper Events Center.

An estimated 5,000 pieces of artwork will be on display.

Among the 1,500 students in attendance will be the following from GHS: Tre Nelson, Jared Henderson, Caleb Robertson, Dustin Fox, Dante Sylvester, Anne McBride, Charisma Roberson, Margaretha Tinglund, Bonnie Turner, Jessica Dowling, Savannah Kober, Frida Elleskog, Megan Mikus, Jordan Knight, Anna McLauchlan, Tara Langer and Anja Louis.