The following directors, ensembles and students are selected to perform in the 2014 Michigan Youth Arts Festival on May 8th and May 10th at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
Dance Workshop was selected for the Dance Showcase Concert, Saturday May 10th at 10 a.m. Hadiya Knight, Violin - Michigan Youth Arts Orchestra Nomination Jacqueline Mills - Michigan Youth Arts Orchestra Nomination Chamber Strings - Michigan State Band and Orchestra State Festival GIna Ellis, Director - Dance Workshop Dr. Jui Chao Wang, DIrector - Chamber Strings CONGRATULATIONS DPS ART TEACHER OF THE YEAR RHS Art Instructor - Mrs. Odette Holley Mrs. Holley serves as the art instructor at Renaissance High School which consists of one of DPS’ highly competitive advanced art programs. In 2010 Mrs. Holley was selected to continue a progressive program that offers students a four year course of study. Her students consistently out perform their Detroit competitors in drawing, painting, printmaking, mix media and photography in both the Regional Scholastic and Detroit Institute of Art Exhibitions. Under the guidance of Mrs. Holley, students have won Chancellor’s Awards from Wayne County Community College’s Annual Student Exhibition, Scholarships to the National Council of Artist Summer Institute and a National Gold medal in photography for the annual Scholastic competition. Renaissance art students have been awarded over $50,000 in scholarships to continue their artistic careers.
CONGRATULATIONS RHS ART STUDENTS Winners in the Detroit Institute of Arts Student Exhibition
Renaissance High School students and staff placed in multiple categories at the 77th Annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts Saturday, April 12. The exhibit featured hundreds of talented works created by DPS students in grades K-12, including paintings, prints, drawings, photography, ceramics, videos, jewelry and more!
Renaissance winners included: 1st Place Drawing- Courtney Wheeler 1st Place Painting- Kayla Battle 1st Place Printmaking- Nathaniel Matthews 2nd Place Printmaking- Etana Hughes 2nd Place Photography- Brianna Brydie 2nd Place Mix Media- Jasmine Smith 3rd Place Printmaking- Stephanie Flores