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Upcoming Art Show Preparations Underway

When flowers start growing on the trees, it is spring. And spring just happens to be the same season the art show is being held currently undergoing preparations.

“I’m really looking forward to showcasing my students’ progression and work throughout the year; I am collecting tons and tons of artworks, labeling them, trying to get a lot of them matted as well,” said art teacher Tina Rumsey.

She has been working with her 2D media class to get pieces set up for the show.

“A lot of students I really enjoy seeing the growth, especially my Art 1 students, because a lot of those students, some of them may be seniors who haven’t taken art since even potentially fifth grade or middle school,” Rumsey said.

Time can change a lot of things, and without the constant repetition of making art, it can cause individuals to have some uncertainty on how well they can be confident in their work.

“I get especially excited about their creative thought process that they go through. And just teaching kids to think more openly and imaginatively and more creatively,” Rumsey said.

She was enthusiastic while explaining this with a cheerful smile that could light up the whole room.

“I really like to make sure the art fair has a whole range of artwork showcased and so I like to make sure I have everything from 2D to 3D material to include in the show,” Rumsey said.

A combination of various artworks can spark the interests of those who like to inspect or look at art, increasing the participation.

“It’s going to be on a Wednesday this year. So there’s no track conflicts or anything like that. We’re going to have a reception with snacks and everything. And we’re going to have a huge representation of all our artistic students,” Rumsey said.

She believes the day, April 10, will be very accessible towards all, even those who do track and other after-school sports. Not only that, but the participants of the art show will also be praised for their accomplishments.

“I think it’s going to be really great. This is my third year here. And so this will be my third art show. And each year I feel a little more prepared and I have a lot of awesome representation for all my students. So this year, I think it’s going to go even better than the past too,” Rumsey said.

The art show will be a unique experience, with newer and improved showcasing.

“I feel like it’s a perfect time. And we planned it. We had this discussion last year when it would be this year so I’ve had this date in mind for over almost a whole year now. So I feel prepared,” Rumsey said.

Oak Park anticipates the coming of this art show, along with many of the art students who put their efforts into making their work.

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Kamila McCall is 16 years old and she is in her second year of high school. Her academic focus is getting involved with the school and participating in sports activities. She is in the H&W pathway and plans on attending MIZZOU to become a veterinarian. Over the summer, she went to Russia for three weeks to visit her family members. In her free time, she likes to take care of her dog Max, who is 6 years old and is a mix between Pekingese and Toy Poodle. She also likes to sleep, listen to music, and play video games. On top of that, she takes piano lessons with Ms. June and has been playing for three years now. She is a caring advocate who strives to achieve success and help others to it. The quote she wants to share to everyone is, “if you don’t try now, you will never know what’s to come.”

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