Fall Issue 2016
DMA students earn honors

Six Kings High School Digital Media Arts students have had their works chosen to be displayed at Xavier’s 9th Biennial High School Exhibition Junior and Senior Juried Exhibition.  

This event will take place Friday November 4th. There will be a reception will take place at 5:30-7:30 pm. Awards will take place at 7:00. All awards will be displayed November 4-18.

Students whose art was selected:

-Kyle LaCalameto, creator of “LaCalameto Flowering Herbaceous Perennial”
-Carter Favorite, creator of “The GoldenDrop”
-Kali Reaves, creator of “Light Guides Me
-Mikayla Werner, creator of “Scared for the Future”
-Andrew Nishimori, creator of “Forgotten Fog”
-Robert Winkler, creator of “Flower”

This competition happens every other year. Students may submit one work of art. The exhibition, featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture and mixed media work, was open to all junior and senior high school art students in the Tri-State with fewer than one third of its applicants being selected.

Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as voted on by the Xavier Art faculty. The Xavier student art group, Visual Arts Society, will also vote on their favorite artwork and present an award as well.

Kings junior Carter Favorite was one of few selected for the event.

“I was very surprised to find out that my work was selected. I’m very excited to be in the competition and I know I will have some good completion going up against me, but I think I have a fair chance overall.”

To take the perfect photo it takes the right time and eye. Favorite describes how he got his lucky shot.

“I was out scouting for pictures I could take that show a shallow depth of field. After taking some decent pictures I came across a gutter that was dripping water so I decided to take a photo. I wanted to get the shot at the second just before it dripped free from the gutter and after a few unsuccessful shots due to timing I was able to capture an amazing photograph in just a few minutes of setup time. It took about 40 minutes of hunting for that perfect shot.”

DMA teacher Kelly Shields said she is proud of her students.

“Our Digital Media Art students have learned so much in the first nine weeks and are producing some great work,” she said. “It is an honor for their artwork to be exhibited at Xavier. It is always an impressive show.”

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