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MHS Senior's Artwork Featured in Governor's Exhibition

Posted on: March 18, 2015
Milford winning artwork

Congratulations to Milford senior Will Taylor who had his artwork chosen for the 2015 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition. More than 12,000 works of art are judged across the state and only 300 are chosen for the actual show.  The exhibition opens at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower, across from the State Capitol, in April, and closes at the end of May. At the exhibition opening, students receive Awards of Excellence and scholarship awards.

Will created his work shown below in Graphic Design I, which was offered for the first time last year by art teacher, Christopher Luessen.  Will is now a student in Graphic Design II and is looking into pursuing art at the college level upon graduation this year.  

In addition, the following five Milford High School art students had their artwork selected from the Southwest Region to move on to the qualifying round: Cassi Smith, Rebecca Kinslow, Isabelle Kolik, Noah Frye, and China Martin.  Only 10% of the artwork originally submitted from the Cincinnati region makes it to this level in the statewide competition.

The Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition, now in its forty-fifth year, is dedicated to the educational and artistic advancement of our talented young people in the state of Ohio. The exhibition is open to all of Ohio’s 1,112 high schools, both public and private, chartered by the State of Ohio Department of Education. The purpose is to provide all budding young artists of the state with opportunities to advance their talent, whether that be through scholarships or simply experiencing the process of entering their work in a competition.