Artists working in ceramics must also be part scientist and part engineer, says Roane State’s Bryan Wilkerson, an associate professor of art and design on the college’s Oak Ridge campus.
Oak Ridge High School students involved in the college’s dual enrollment program in ceramics are mastering those challenges as they mold their artistic skills. They are being supervised and taught by Wilkerson and high school art teacher Gisela Schrock.
Wilkerson and Schrock launched the dual enrollment program after meeting at the Knoxville Museum of Art and becoming friends.
“Gisela and I are very different in how we approach teaching art,” Wilkerson said. “I think it’s good for students to get multiple feedback and instruction, but we also communicate so we’re on the same page.” [Read more…]
Oak Ridge High School students Katie Roach and Asher Chance recently took first and second place in The Congressional Medal of Honor Student Art Contest.
Roach, a junior, won first place in the 3-D category with her piece, “Red Heart Turns Purple.”
Chance, a senior, took second place in the 2-D Category with his painting, “My Hand in Liberty.”
These pieces, from the 2015-2016 school year, were submitted by ORHS art teachers Gisela Schrock and Anna Wakefield, respectively. [Read more…]
Five members of the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats soccer team were named to the 2015 All Region 2 Team.
Four players, all seniors, were named to the First Team: forward Macy Barclay, midfielder Ellie Brown, goalkeeper Jasmine Rizk, and defender Katie Welsh.
One player, a junior, was named to the Second Team: Leah Scudder.
Casey Riemer of Bearden was named most valuable player in Region 2-AAA. First-year coach Mark Patterson of Hardin Valley, which made it to the state quarterfinals before being eliminated, was named coach of the year.
Here are the First Team and Second Team selections:
|Bearden||Casey Riemer||Tayler Frizen||Clarity Voy|
|Farragut||Grace Sommi||Miranda Burt||Megan MacLean|
|Hardin Valley||Dominique Rowe||Paige Hewitt||Kelsey Klett|
|Gabby Powers||Maggie Wilson|
|Lenoir City||Devin Healy|
|Maryville||Lizzie Fry||Dee Fritz||Emery Spears|
|Oak Ridge||Katherine Welsh||Jasmine Rizk||Macy Barclay|
|Powelll||Lauren Sexton||Lauren Wood|
|Regional MVP||Casey Riemer||Bearden|
|Coach of the Year||Mark Patterson||Hardin Valley Academy|
|Hardin Valley||Gweb Breslin||Macy Lindsey||Lainee Griffin|
|Maryville||Preston Robinette||Abbie Anderson|
|Oak Ridge||Leah Scudder|
|Powell||Raygan Scarbrough||Bailey Taylor|
|West||Tionna Thompson||AK Anderson|
POWELL—Powell sophomore Raygan Scarbrough scored three goals, a hat trick, in a 4-1 win over Oak Ridge at Powell on Thursday.
The loss ended a 10-game winning streak for the Lady Wildcats, who are now 10-1 overall and 3-1 in District 3-Class AAA. It could have an impact on whether Oak Ridge gets home field advantage in the playoffs, Lady Wildcats Coach Jeff Trombly said.
It was also an important district victory for Powell (4-2-1, 2-0).
“It’s a huge win for us,” Powell Coach Mark Smith said. “It’s become a good rivalry between the two teams.”
He said Oak Ridge, Powell, and Karns have been the top three seeds in the district the past three years. [Read more…]