Art students showcase true talent

Parker Seims (12) photograph, The Beauty of a Mushroom, shows the vibrant life of a mushroom.

photo courtesy of Parker Seim

Parker Seim’s (12) photograph, “The Beauty of a Mushroom,” shows the vibrant life of a mushroom.

 The Emerson Young Artists showcase is an annual event celebrating the artistic abilities of students in the St. Louis area. And, this year, 12 students from OHS were accepted for art and photography pieces, and even though the showcase was virtual, these talented students were still able to have their artwork on display. 

“The Emerson Young Artist Show was a virtual artist showcase where we were able to submit our own art piece for review,” said Connor Inman (12). “Only a handful of students from all over the area were selected and then their pieces were submitted and put onto display.” 

With COVID being as tough as it was, these students found a way to cope with the world. Binary by Connor Inman is a piece that is very special to him. “Just dealing with the isolation from the pandemic with mental health… incorporating how I was feeling,” he said. 

Then for other students, the art was made with the passion for something they love. Like The Beauty of a Mushroom, by Parker Seim (12).  “I love nature and I’ve always found mushrooms interesting…” Seim said. “ I was very happy to get recognition for my love for photography.”

Other OHS students to be featured in the showcase include Emma Rose Seger (12), Ivona Bala (12), Max Angelica (12), Olivia Rausch (11), Selena Seim (12), Allison Funkhouser (9), Jaila Hines (10), Kenan Ferhatbegovic (10), Michael Streb (12), and Snit Ogbe (12). 

Having had twelve students be chosen to be a part of this Art show means a lot for our art department. “It is the top high school art show in St. Louis,” said Mr. Brian Crawford, OHS art teacher.  “I am very proud of all of the students that got accepted.”