Monday, August 27, 2012
As a creative expressive art therapist, David Ohm brings new perspectives to people's lives.
The surest way to have a high school student do something is to tell him it can’t be done. When aspiring artist David Ohm started work on his first sculpture, he was advised against pursuing his chosen subject matter of two individuals greeting one another. “They said the elbow would break off,” recalls Ohm. “But being a teenager, I wanted to do my own thing and went ahead and did it.” More than three decades later, the intact piece is on display in the living room of his Upper St. Clair home. Better yet, when he entered the sculpture in a statewide art show in his native Ohio, he ended up winning a scholarship to the Columbus College of Art and Design. That can-do attitude still runs deep for Ohm, who has combined his own pursuits as an …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Four Upper St. Clair students entered the contest.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Every spring, the United States House of Representatives sponsors the Congressional Art Competition for high school students across the nation to compete for national recognition and the opportunity to exhibit their artwork in Congress. The competition, held in congressional districts throughout the country, came to the 18th congressional district this past Saturday when U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) hosted his 2012 Congressional Art Competition at The Galleria in Mt. Lebanon. With a gallery of artwork submitted by 32 students from 16 high schools in the district, a panel of judges comprised of local artists in the community awarded the winners on the basis of composition, creativity and artistic skill. Abigail DeIvliis, Alaina …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The annual Congressional Art Competition Exhibit on Saturday afternoon will include more than 30 works of art from area high school students—including four from Upper St. Clair.
The Galleria of Mt. Lebanon will be filled with artwork Saturday afternoon as students from 15 area high schools compete to have their piece displayed in the U.S. Capitol. The annual Congressional Art Competition Exhibit organized by U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy will be open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Galleria. A panel of judges will review the more than 30 works of art submitted by area high school students from around the 18th Congressional District, and a winner will be selected after the show. The winning artwork will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for the entire year. Visitors also can offer their own votes for their favorite artwork to win the People’s Choice Award. That piece will be hung in Murphy’s Washington D.C. …