Art Teacher Brian Sommersberger Announces Position Change for Next School Year

briansommersbergerArt Teacher Brian Sommersberger has announced that he will be the new Art Teacher at Sheboygan South High School beginning next school year. Mr. Sommersberger would like to thank students, parents and staff for their continued support of the arts while at Wilson.

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Wilson Students Participate in Science-Fiction Fair

Wilson Students recently created a collaborative art sculpture based off the work of Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck. Joy and Paul are currently exhibiting a series of artwork at the the John Michael Kohler Arts Center for the Unseen Forces exhibition titled Out, Out, Out Phosphene.

The Sculpture was created for the Truths and Beliefs Sci-Fi Fair held at the John Michael Kohler Arts center this past Saturday. The Sculpture will be on display in the ARTery in case you missed the event. Wilson Students were awarded a prize for their participation.

 

Wilson Art Club Designs Collection Barrel for Pop Tops

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For more than 10 years, Wilson School students have helped to raise money for children with cancer simply by saving pop tops from aluminum cans.  The money raised from collecting and recycling these pop tops is sent to Children’s Oncology Services in Chicago. Through their “One Step Summer Camp“, located on beautiful Lake Geneva in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, children with cancer have the opportunity to enjoy a fun summer camp experience with other kids who face similar challenges.

This is an ongoing service project, so please continue to save your aluminum pop tops and ask your family, friends, and neighbors to do the same.  Drop them in the collection barrel in our front foyer or send them along to school with your child at any time.

Special thanks to art club students: Evelyn Mendez, Fancy Yang, Roselucky Chang, Joseph Sharpe and Sophia Lieffring for their time, creativity and support of the project!

BoMallies Restaurant Features Student Artwork

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Wilson Elementary Art Department is excited to be partnering with BoMallies restaurant in Sheboygan to feature student artwork. Works of art will be displayed in the entrance of the restaurant on a quarterly rotation or as new artwork is created. Art Teacher Brian Sommersberger said, “through each display, the goal is to recognize student achievement in art and create awareness of the quality of artwork being created in our local elementary schools.” Currently on display are paintings made by 1st grade students who studied abstract expressionist artist Wassily Kandinsky. Through the project, students learned how to use rulers, create repetition with shapes and incorporate color theory concepts into their work. Stay tuned for future posts as the artwork at BoMallies restaurant will always be changing, special thanks to BoMallies for their continued support of the arts and the students in our community!

BoMallies is located behind Salon Shibui, 2427 Calumet Drive. Sheboygan, WI 53083

Della Nohl Displays Reconstructed Portraiture Series

There are those who by profession, hobby or faith, wear material to cover or protect their heads. Through casual observation we are unable to see the person under the guise. The Reconstructed Portraiture series is an exercise in providing a glimpse of who lies beneath by combining two vernacular portraits with and without the head covering. The act of hand cutting and weaving two black and white photographic prints form a pixelated double exposure that will inevitably alter the face. The idea of weaving photographic prints came to me after a reminiscent discussion about Girl Scout camp and weaving newspapers to create “situpon” mats. If one was lucky to get the colorful comic section the resulting rearranged imagery would be imprinted on our minds and also our pants. Later, while gazing into the masked faces of my dentist and hygienist, the seed was planted for the Reconstructed Portraiture series.

Click on the Guest Artist Series Link to view more information on Della Nohl or visit http://www.dellanohl.com