2016-01-23 / The Bullhorn

Art classes busy with competitions

By Jackson Woody
Bullhorn Reporter


Art students Ashley Whitlow, Caylee Smith and Eryn Haynes design shoes for the Vans Custom Culture Shoe Design competition. 
Photo by Jackson Woody Art students Ashley Whitlow, Caylee Smith and Eryn Haynes design shoes for the Vans Custom Culture Shoe Design competition. Photo by Jackson Woody The Roxboro Community School (RCS) Art Department is working on a new project ­— students are participating in the Vans Custom Culture Shoe Design Competition.

Tenth-grade art student Eryn Haynes said that it will be “really fun.”

The competition was created to “inspire and empower high school students to embrace their creativity through art and design and to bring attention to diminishing art education budgets,” according to the company website.

Art teacher Anne Bettendorf said that the $50,000 prize would help the art budget.

Tenth-grade student Caylee Smith has worked on a piece in the style of Peter Max, a thriving popart illustrator and graphic artist.

She said, “He is a very inspirational artist; each of his creations has something uniquely different about them.”

Senior Ashley Whitlow is excited to finish her high school art career with the competition. She plans to attend Liberty University in the fall of 2016 to study art education. She plans to be an art therapist.

Senior Garrison Bowes participated in the Person County Public Library Bookmark Contest. She said that it was “fun and interesting to see our artwork compete against other Person County schools.”

The Custom Culture competition began this week, and students will work on the project until April.

Bettendorf said she was excited about what the future of this project could hold.

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