Metro-Arts Apprentice Fellowships Awarded to AHS Students

Two Assumption students received Metro-Arts Apprentice fellowships for the 2018 summer session.

Congratulations to Marissa Shell and Trenton McDonough. Marissa will be part of a group painting public murals in the QC area. Trenton will be pursuing a group photography project.

Metro Arts apprenticeships must be applied for through Quad City Arts. A lengthy application process includes letters of recommendation, portfolio review as well as one-on-one interviews.

Congratulations to both Marissa and Trenton!

Assumption Art Club News

A big thank you goes out to Assumption Art Club for service projects completed. Students created kite props for St.Paul’s musical Mary Poppins. Students also painted an Assumption-themed bags game donated from Mr. Dave Simpson to April Knight. Art Club members who worked on the projects included: Kenneth Nguyen, Marissa Shell, Alexisciel Dinh, Hannah Lerch and Amanda Herrington.

April Knight was also the benefactor of a couple more artistic endeavors. Gracie Miller beautifully painted a round serving platter in a floral bouquet theme. Advanced Graphic Art students Marissa Shell, Pamela Moya and Trenton McDonough teamed up to create a 3-D printed chess set which was auctioned off at April Knight as well.

Thank you to all these creative students who donated their time and talents to worthy causes.

Quad City Arts Award – Max Cluff

Quad City Arts Award

Congratulations to Max Cluff for his award winning entry at Quad City Arts 41st Annual High School Art Exhibition. The Rock Island Art Guild Members Selected his Acrylic titled “Free Flow” along with three other student works from the Quad City area.

You can view the exhibit, which also includes artwork from Assumption artists Marissa Shell, Gillian Marbury and Trenton McDonough now through May 3rd.

Quad City Arts is located at 1715 Second Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201

Tel: (309) 793-1213

Hours: Tue–Fri 10–5 and Sat 11–5

Parking:

Free parking is available on-street for four hours or less on 2nd Ave. Please note that parking ramps are also available within walking distance.

Art Club – Festival of Trees and Art Displays

Assumption Art students and Art Club had another great year displaying for Quad City Arts Festival of Trees.  The pictures show art displays from students in Art Foundations, Graphics, Advanced Studio Art and Ceramics. Art Club participated again by creating and donating a tree for auction at Festival of Trees. Students pictured with the finished mask-themed tree are: Marissa Shell, Alexisciel Dinh and Kenneth Nguyen. Art Club members not present include Collin Burnett, Hannah Lerch and Amanda Herrington.

Art Club Tree – 2017

AHS Ceramic Cone Wreath

Art Display

Art Display – 2

Art Club Meeting

We will not meet on Monday this week, but plan on Tuesday after school. We will finalize plans to assemble the tree at the RiverCenter on Sunday November 12th.

Anyone wanting to design a mask for the tree, and can’t make the meeting, please stop by and get one.

Art Club

Art Club is again creating a Festival of Tree tree. Our theme has Mardi-Gras masks as ornaments. We are looking for gift cards, any kind, to put in one big mystery box under our tree. Please consider a contribution. All money from the sale of trees goes to non-profit Quad City Arts. They help fund art visits and activities for the schools in the Quad City area. We participate in their pastel competition every year.

Any student wanting to help create masks is welcome to join Art Club every Monday and Tuesday now through the week of November 11th. We will be assembling our tree November 12th.  Thanks!

Assumption Artists Spruce up Fejervary Park

Assumption Art students, both current and former, were hired by the nonprofit Quad-City Metro Arts Summer Youth Program to create a nursery rhyme-themed mural in Davenport’s Fejervary Park.

Under guidance from Davenport-based artist Sarah Robb, senior Marissa Shell, along with graduates Carolyn Pham ’16 and Tammy Truong ’17, helped paint an 85-foot mural that contains several panels adorned with scenes from nursery rhymes including “Hey Diddle Diddle” “Hickory Dickory Dock” and “Jack and Jill.” Students also painted large Adirondack chairs that will be placed at sites such as Vander Veer Botanical Park.

“This is my first job and it’s something I love to do,” Shell said. “And it’s one of the first times I get to see somewhat of what it might be like to do art in the future.” Read more