OHS Junior/Senior 2019

 
Okeechobee High School Junior/Senior Show
January 23, 2019 - March 22, 2019
 

Ana Bustos - Senior

“My name is Ana Bustos. I have lived in Okeechobee as long as I can remember. I have never excelled at school and I have always felt under pressure to meet people’s expectations. Art helped me move past that and grow as an individual. I feel like the only time I actually do what I want and take in account of how I feel is though art. The mediums I use are pastels, watercolor and oil. I lean towards these because I am a soft person emotionally so these mediums help me flow better when working. I believe art is a form of meditation for me and the day I stop feeling is the day I stop making art.”

Ariana Diaz-Jaime - Junior

“My name is Ariana Diaz-Jaime, I am 16 years old. I am from Puerto Rico and I arrived in Okeechobee on August 2, 2018. I have dedicated 16 years of life to the arts, I am addicted to the arts and I love spending my time doing things related to art. My old school specialized in arts and I could be part of each specialty: singing, dancing, theater and drawing. My favorite area of concentration is drawing and painting. I like to use my creativity, I enjoy using watercolors.  My expectations in this new year is to improve my techniques every day and become a professional in what I love.”

Julie Hines - Senior

“My name is Julie. I am 18 and have loved to draw for as long as I can remember. Art is the freedom to express the things you feel without having to say them out loud. My favorite art style is character designs & illustrations, usually featuring some kind of fantasy element & a childlike feel. I enjoy using pencils & ink to sketch and markers & watercolors to give bright and loose pigments to my pieces. Some of my art has been described as having a 90’s pop-culture feel and some has been described as charming & cutesy. A majority of my works fluctuate in style as a result of my inability to find satisfaction in a single way of drawing. The way my pieces look almost always depends on the atmosphere I am in, my current mood/emotion, and just how adventurous I am feeling.”

Addison Laskey - Junior

“Hello my name is Addison Laskey I am seventeen years old. I go to Okeechobee High School and I am now a junior. I live with my two older brothers and parents. I’ve drawn/painted for most of my life. My favorite medium is oil/watercolor and favorite method of painting is mostly figurative. I enjoy meaning and representation and deep messages behind painting. I love nature but also city light.”

 

 

 

Jasmin Santana - Junior

“My name is Jasmin Santana, 16, born and raised in Florida. Since I’ve moved to Okeechobee I’ve taken a bigger leap in my motivation into my art pieces. My favorite medium to use is pen, I feel that using pen provides me to think on the spot if I make mistakes and create them to be a part of the piece; as well in love with the sketchy appeal. I’ve always been a lover of arts, and although I get frustrated, I’m glad to pursue my passion to share my art.”

Jordyn Shreves - Senior

“My name is Jordyn Shreves. I was born in Sebring, FL. All my life I’ve been creative in some form including makeup and fashion. Recently I’ve been voicing my feelings through art. I have not been an artist for too long. I’d say I have been painting and drawing for a year now. I have much to learn and whether I make something of it or not I will always continue to voice my emotions and ideas through whatever I feel is best. It is important to be your own individual. Nobody will ever be just like you."

Christina Torres - Senior

“I grew up in Florida without traveling much. My work is influenced by other cultures & traditions. My work exhibits important and influential figures. I study humanity and the roles within society. To emphasize the impact of my art I use gold leaf as a medium. There are many common motifs within the work. As a whole, my work explores the idea of expansion & growth. As a child I remember observing people and their interaction within the environment. The idea of how influence impacts one so strongly. The medium used is acrylic and oil paint. I use acrylic as a way to express the strokes and free use. The choice to paint is to exhibit the piece in a way that shows thought.”

Brooke Whaley - Junior

“My name is Brooke Whaley, I am 17 years old and a junior at OHS.  I have lived in Okeechobee my entire life with my aunt, uncle and grandmother. I have always loved art and drawing. I’ve drawn and painted for as long as I can remember. I am an animal lover and everything I draw or paint is mostly always animal related.  For my concentration I’m doing the red tide and how it affects animals and the environment. I love to paint with acrylics and oils, usually because of how thick it can be put on and I don’t have to keep painting over it to make it look the way I want.”

Alex Yates - Senior

 
 

“My name is Jordyn Shreves. I was born in Sebring, FL. All my life I’ve been creative in some form including makeup and fashion. Recently I’ve been voicing my feelings through art. I have not been an artist for too long. I’d say I have been painting and drawing for a year now. I have much to learn and whether I make something of it or not I will always continue to voice my emotions and ideas through whatever I feel is best. It is important to be your own individual. Nobody will ever be just like you.


 
 
 
 
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Artist Reception & Artwork

Exhibit Reviews

Very much fun. Everyone is amazing. I thank you for supporting us! - Julie Hines
Inspiring - Melisa Jahner
Wonderful, as always - Pat O'Connor
Very talented! Great work! - Dowling Watford
A great exhibit! The students did an amazing job!! - Briana Brown
Beautiful Display! - Jennifer Harris
Enjoyed the art - very talented young adults. - Frank Irby
Fabulous! - Debbie Raulerson
So much talent!!! - Jenna McClarahan