Winter art show debuts

On Thursday January 7, RB held its annual winter art show. This show featured art pieces from photo classes, ceramics, drawing, and painting. More than 150 people attended the event to see the work of RB artists.

Zoe Steinberg, 1st place Digital Imaging

Q: What inspired you to make this piece?

A: It was part of a series. The theme was teenage vices. That particular one is binge drinking, and her friends are holding her hair up. It’s sad. I also like flowers.

Q: Any advice to students who want to be a good artist?

A: Practice. A lot. That’s about it. There’s not much to drawing other than that. And don’t give up.

Amber Powers, 1st place Photography (Novice)

Q: What inspired you to take this photo?

A: What inspired me for the piece was just the beauty of it. I shot the picture at Starved Rock for this big outing and that place is so special to me so I find I love taking pictures there. When I shot this, I was just thinking about how beautiful it was, and that was all the inspired me: the beauty.

Q: What advice would you give to students to be a good photographer?

A:  My advice to students who want to be a good photographer is to strongly consider a photo elective to really bring out your creative side, but more importantly just to take pictures all the time; at any opportunity you have just take a picture and look for the beauty in everything, even the simple things.

Emily Hejna, 1st place Mixed Media

Q: What was your inspiration for this piece?

A: Well I used a photo of an old art piece I did last year. It’s a drawing of my own eye and it has the lyrics to one of my favorite songs on it.


Q: What advice do you have for students wanting to be a good artist?

A: I guess just keep a good sketch book, so you can write down all of your ideas.