photo of student art on library shelving

OSSB Art Show 2019

The Third annual Ohio State School for the Blind (OSSB) Student Art Show was on display at the State Library from April 25th to the end of May, 2019 . The art show featured seventeen mixed-media, symbolic self-portraits by the students in OSSB art teacher Rachelle Smith’s class.

Students drew inspiration from well-known artists like Frida Khalo and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Before beginning their artworks, students participated in a brainstorming process to identify key components of their identities. Each student was then provided with a blank mask and a canvas. Students painted and attached objects to their masks and canvases. The students selected objects that they could attribute to a meaningful connection to their lives. Once the artmaking process was complete, students wrote artist statements, explaining the meaning behind their artworks.

Photo of "Untitled" by Maddie Clover - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019
Untitled by Maddie Clover – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019
Photo of "Untitled" by Kayla Garland - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Untitled by Kayla Garland – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Photo of "Has More Than One Meaning" by Jonathan Morris-Stimmel - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Has More Than One Meaning by Jonathan Morris-Stimmel – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio

 

Photo of "Mortal Kombat" by Jesse Amos - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Mortal Kombat by Jesse Amos – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Photo of "Things That I Love" by Jeremiah Turner - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Things That I Love by Jeremiah Turner – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Photo of "Untitled" by Ian Bell - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Untitled by Ian Bell – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Photo of "In My Head" by Evan Alioto - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
In My Head by Evan Alioto – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Photo of "Split Perspectives" by Emily Wilson - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Split Perspectives by Emily Wilson – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Photo of "Queen Brooks" by D'Arionna Dowdell - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Queen Brooks by D’Arionna Dowdell – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio

 

Photo of "Darth Bane" by Carl Parr - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Darth Bane by Carl Parr – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio

 

Photo of "Untitled" by Bryce Belcher - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Untitled by Bryce Belcher – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Photo of "Inconvenience of Preference" by Brianna Pickens - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Inconvenience of Preference by Brianna Pickens – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio

 

Photo of "My Piece" by Alyssa Bryant - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019
My Piece by Alyssa Bryant – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019
Photo of "Face in My Room" by Anonymous - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Face in My Room by Anonymous – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Photo of "My Personality" by Julia May - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
My Personality by Julia May – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019 at the State Library of Ohio
Photo of "Memories" by William Mitchell - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019
Memories by William Mitchell – Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019
Photo of "The Portal Mask" by Scotty Overmyer - Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019
The Portal Mask by Scotty Overmyer- Ohio State School for the Blind Student Art Show 2019