BRACE 2015 is almost here!
Mid-South Fair Art Competition
Congratulations goes out to two of our High School students for placing in the Mid-South Fair Exhibit!
Brianna Smith, 10th Grade, 3rd Place
Austin McElveen, 11th Grade, Honorable Mention
The Briarcrest Regional Art Contest and Exhibition (BRACE) is coming November 4-12, 2015! Each year over 50 regional schools participate and over 400 pieces of art are exhibited in the foyer of the Sparks Chapel. It is a wondrous site to see. The talent that students K-12 in our area possess is truly stunning.
The contest awards over $6,000 to the winners each year. Gifts from our generous donors make that possible. You too can be a part of this extraordinary community event by becoming a BRACE donor. By giving to BRACE you are impacting not just one student, not just one teacher, not just one school. You are impacting an entire community. Won't you join with us to encourage and celebrate the youth in our region? Showing your support is easy. Send any amount marked BRACE on the envelope to the school's address. Be embraced by the experience and don't forget to stop in to take a peak of the world through the eyes of our future. The exhibit is open to the public beginning November 6, 2015.
Donations are tax deductible.
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
“Little Local Fair”
by Caroline Harris, 9th Grade
The creative point of view, the lighting, the vivid colors, and the depth of field combine seamlessly to enhance the whimsical nature of this photo. Well done!
by Grace Turner, 10th Grade
The impeccable timing of this shot paired with spot-on focus and perfect lighting make this shot a winner. Wonderful composition here. The viewer is easily drawn into the action.
by Bailee Ross, 11th Grade
The vibrant colors had such a strong impact that I couldn’t take my eyes off it at first. The photo captures a soft fluidity in contrast to a bold palette. The slightly off-centered subject adds to the sense motion.
Prizes will be distributed to the winners Tuesday during activity period in Mrs. Fergus' room.
Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Each and every photo was of high quality. It was very difficult to choose the winners. You should all be proud of your photography skills!
Thank you, parents!
Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend last night's Art Tasting and to all those who signed up to help with the various activities throughout the year. Your support is vital. Our wonderful school can offer outstanding programs and opportunities to our children only because we have incredible parents who share their time and talents to make those events happen. You are a blessing.
Desiderata Wins Five Marks of Distinction from the National Scholastic Press Association!
The high school art and literary magazine reached new heights with the most recent publication thanks to the hard work of many students: the editing staff, writers and artists. Read all about it on the BCHS website.
Nice work everyone. Congratulations!
Artist Lee Benson
A rtist Lee Benson gave an engaging talk Thursday to the high school student body on his favorite art element: texture. The most inspiring aspect of his speech came not from his interpretation of the element, but rather from his praise to God for giving us such an extraordinary invention. Mr. Benson illuminated several ways in which God injects the power of texture, physically and emotionally, into our lives each day and how we often neglect to credit Him for this miracle.
Thank you, Mr. Benson, for showing us how God is the original and ultimate artist.
Please join us for a short talk with Artist Lee Benson in the Sparks Chapel at 9:00 a.m. August 27, 2015.
This Thursday’s assembly topic is Renewing the Joy of their salvation, How to love Him. Mr. Benson is the head of the Art Department at Union University. He uses scale to push the limits of what is possible, but also allows himself an exploration of color, form and narrative that would be unavailable in a smaller format.
Professor Benson’s works will show from Tuesday, August 24th through September 21st in the Sparks Chapel Gallery.
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