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First Annual “Art in the Moment” A Creative Success!

This past Saturday, seven local schools sent a team of artists to our campus to compete in our first annual Art in the Moment competition and the results were amazing!  R-P art instructors, Jeff Hellmann and Craig Olson crafted the vision, collected the supplies, invited the schools, secured the judges and facilitated this wonderful event for our area artists.

The inaugural theme was “Secret Message” and teams used their collective talents to shape their artwork from a table of what many people would consider junk.  As they say, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.  The teams were given a 4×4 piece of plywood to create their art piece along with the same supply list relative to paint, brushes, sand paper, power tools, etc.

The competition began at 10:00 a.m. with final judging completed at 4:00 p.m.  The art team from Montague won first place with North Muskegon placing second.  The artwork and student teams are presented below.

First Place: Montague Artists: Madeleine Gracmlick, Hailey Cockerill, Jane Dandron


2ndd Place: North Muskegon Artists: Timara Tisch, Madeline Huisingh, Kelly Tore


R-PHS Artists: Ari Norris, Sarah DeYoung, Taylor Kruszynski


Whitehall Artists: Sylvan Benton, Taylor Boyd, Sam Huebler


Mona Shores Artists: Brooke Stucbbaker, Maddie Wilson, Alex Baker


Holton Artists: Elizabeth Colvin, Cordell Chester, Megan Latsch


Muskegon Artists: Cecelia Shaw, Antony Salazar, Noemi Jimenez


With such a successful start, we look forward to “Art in the Moment 2015”.  A hearty thanks to Mr. Hellmann and Mr. Olson for their efforts in providing this wonderful art opportunity for our Rockets and surrounding school artists.