“Hot” time at EMC Art Show

A self-portrait by senior Melissa Cox was one of many featured pieces of art shown at the EMC Art Show. The show was held in downtown Omaha at the HotShops.
A self-portrait by senior Melissa Cox was one of many featured pieces of art shown at the EMC Art Show. The show was held in downtown Omaha at the HotShops.

A self-portrait by senior Melissa Cox and an oil pastel of billiard balls by sophomore Bryn Groenjes were two of many featured pieces of art shown at the EMC Art Show. The show was held in downtown Omaha at the HotShops.

IMG_9967by Maddie Mulder

 

The art at The Hot Shops gallery downtown is a bright mixture of masks, paintings, and sculptures there’s no name for. There is a painting of the Cheshire Cat that you can only see from a certain angle, and bejeweled shoes and blue tulle represent Cinderella on the other side of the room. This isn’t all a professional’s work, it is also the product of hard work from our very own students.

Art is a representation of hard work and imagination painstakingly put onto a canvas. Pieces aren’t just thrown onto a paper and deemed worthy. Art is something the artist pours their soul into, something they’re prepared to show the world. Mr. Tiltgen selected several pieces to go to the Midland Conference Art Show on March 30. “It’s all the schools that are in our athletic conference, and we try to take a good representation of artwork,” art teacher Jay Thiltgen said. Thiltgen is in charge of picking art that will represent Elkhorn at the show. Most of the pieces are very diverse in color and style, making each individual piece stand out.

Each year, Elkhorn sends many pieces to the show. “[Elkhorn] does really well, Thiltgen said. “I like our color techniques and variation relative to other schools,” he said. The art show wasn’t a competition so much as an opportunity to get exposure.