Program Committee: Chairs – Anne Woita and Liz Shea McCoy; Kevin Clark, Kim Einspahr, Ann Williams
In the Fall of 2010, Hildegard Center for the Arts sponsored a city-wide juried art competition for all Middle and High School age students in the Lincoln area; Lincoln Public, Parochial and Home-Schools. University students were also invited to participate. The theme of the competition was entitled ILLUMINATION.
The purpose of the competition was to educate students about life, culture and the arts during the Middle-Ages, and to produce artwork inspired by the life of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), the namesake for Hildegard Center for the Arts. Teachers were provided with creative lesson plans and helpful information pertaining to the Medieval time period.
GRADES 6 – 8
Middle-School students were asked to create a 21st Century-style illumination of the letter “H” (based on the Medieval art form of illumination).
GRADES 9 -12
High School students were invited to submit artwork inspired by the competition’s theme ILLUMINATION.
From the artwork submitted, a panel of judges selected thirty-one entries for recognition as Hildegard’s Firsts. These 31 students, along with their Art Teachers and Principles were honored at a special reception October 14, 2010, where Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy presented certificates of excellence to all of the winners.
Nancy Childs, Kevin Clark, Nancy Heiser, Liz Shea-McCoy, Ann Williams
Cathedral of the Risen Christ (Art Teacher – Anne Deterding)
Anna Krause, Robbie Hansen, Chloe Pinkman, Alli Davis, Evan Helman,
Tanner Resseguie, Nolinh Linebaugh
Lincoln Southeast (Art Teacher – Melody Jones)
Vy Vu, Lesley Darling
Lux Middle School (Art Teacher – Mary Stelmach)
Park Middle School (Art Teacher)
Amanda Delgado, Eila Khalaf, Violet Wieser
Pius X HIgh School (Art Teacher – Laurie Rodaway)
Emma Morin, William Pokojski, Walker Anderson, Cody Boeselager, Michael Williams
St. Joseph’s Catholic School (Art Teacher – Christine Fox)
Ellie Staab, Chelsea Wilkinson, Morgan Noel, Lilly Brnett, Maggie McCabe
St. Teresa’s Catholic School (Art Teacher – Kelly Pokojski)
Shannon Miller, Julien Hoffman, Lydia Wemhoff, Gemma Hotovy, Jacob Hotovy, Justin Coffey, Bernadette Johnson
The student’s artwork was on exhibit at Westfield Gateway Mall in October 2011. Hildegard Center for the Arts would like to thank the College of Architecture, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and Westfield Gateway, for their support to help make the October art exhibit possible.
The artwork has been digitally photographed and will be used in a variety of ways to both inspire and educate the community about Hildegard Center for the Arts. Ultimately, the photographs will be permanently diplayed at the Center, once Hildegard has walls.