Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Milwaukee Art Museum is featuring some of Hamilton's most artistic students.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Hamilton High School art students earned 15 awards in the 2012 Scholastic Art Awards – Wisconsin Regional Competition and Exhibition. Students who earned awards were: The Wisconsin Scholastic Art Awards program, which features outstanding works by students in grades 7–12, is the regional section of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Program conducted by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc. Students were recognized Feb. 4 at an awards ceremony at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The Silver Key and Gold Key artwork will be exhibited February 4 - March 4 in the museum’s Schroeder West Galleria & Pieper Education Gallery. The Gold Key award-winners’ work will go on for national competition.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
A talented Hamilton student who passed away leaves his legacy in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center with a massive portrait, reminding visitors about the arts.
As a young student at Templeton Middle School, a talented boy named Gabe Leonard created a work of art that would sadly soon become his legacy. Gabe graduated from Hamilton High School in 1995 as one of the most promising art students that teachers had seen, but that talent was cut short. In 1997, at only 20 years old, Gabe died of an inoperable brain tumor following a three-year battle. But now, the Hamilton School District is honoring its prized artist by hanging his middle school self portrait – done entirely with his own smudged fingerprints – in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center. “We are celebrating the life of a little boy who’s actually in the picture above,” said Superintendent Kathleen Cooke. “We are honored today to thank Gabe …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Dave Wunsch practiced his artistic abilities on his front lawn after the Brewers' big win on Sunday.
Dave Wunsch of N65W24369 Elm Ave. did a little painting project on Sunday to commemorate the big Brewers' win. Using only his Brewers hat for reference and a rope to eye up the outline, Wunsch spray-painted an 8-foot-by-8-foot Milwaukee Brewers' logo on his front lawn. “I pretty much just laid out the rope and traced it with the white,” Wunsch said. “Then I filled it in and outlined it with the blue.. I think it turned out pretty great.” Wunsch admits that although it wasn’t in the budget to attend many games this year, he saw about 25 last season and he is still a huge Brewers fan. Now his passion is displayed for all of Sussex to see.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Natyarpana Dance Company students will perform classical Indian dances this summer that are free and open to the public.
Wearing ornate, brightly colored costumes, decorative temple jewelry, stylized makeup and bells on their ankles, seven students of Guru Kripa Baskaran at Natyarpana Dance Company will perform debut dances called Arangetrams this summer. Based in Brookfield and Madison, the dance school teaches about 100 students from ages three to adult a form of classical Indian dance called Bharatanatyam. The dance has roots going back more than 2,500 years in India, and it combines expression, music, rhythm and drama. Dancers tell stories through a combination of facial expressions, elaborate hand gestures and poses. “Bharatanatyam is a beautiful art form and people should know about it," said Ragashree Komandur, an eighth grade student at Wisconsin …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Two Hamilton High School students designed the logo for the American Cancer Society’s 2011 Relay for Life.
Know a great kid who made Eagle Scout or did your local soccer team take the championship? They may be our next Patch Whiz Kid honoree. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens, and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Editor Mark Maley. Who: Junior Kaleigh Hall and senior Jamie Destashe School: Hamilton High School School Accomplishments: These high school students are the logo design winners for American Cancer Society 2011 Relay for Life. Elements from each of the logos they created were combined to create the final design with the phrase “Kicking the Crab out of Cancer.” Key to Awesomeness: The students in Tom Schlueter’s art classes …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Even if you can't draw a stick figure, Sips n Strokes can show you how to create a masterpiece painting.
Laura McCarthy used to be an IT director. Then she was invited by a friend to a Sips n Strokes session in Franklin, TN, and she fell in love with the concept. “When I was leaving my first class, I thought, ‘No one leaves my meetings all happy and smiling like this,’ ” said McCarthy. That prompted McCarthy to open her own store at W249N5267 Executive Dr. in Sussex. The grand opening is Thursday, but the business has a "soft opening" on Tuesday, where employees held a practice run teaching and helping students learn to paint. The idea behind the business is to give people who enjoy art but may have never tried it before a chance to create their own painting in a couple of hours. Ian Anastas, one of the five teachers at Sips n Strokes is an …