Student artwork chosen among the best in state for Governors’ Traveling Show


Two entries in the Governor’s Traveling Show include a photograph titled “Clowning Around” by Tecumseh High School (THS) senior Victoria Schreck , and a drawing titled “Glass Still Life” by THS graduate Miranda Bartel.

A Tecumseh High School (THS) graduate and student have had their artwork selected to be displayed with the Governors’ Traveling Show. The traveling art exhibit is presented by the Michigan Art Education Association and is comprised of 30 pieces of the best artwork created by high school students across the state of Michigan. The exhibit will appear at several locations. Approximately 500 works compete annually for the show. Submissions are narrowed down by judges until 100 pieces are chosen for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Exhibit in May at Western Michigan University.

Victoria Schrek, a senior at THS, had her photograph “Clowning Around” selected for the 2015 Michigan Youth Arts Festival Exhibit, along with 2015 graduate Miranda Bartel, who submitted a white charcoal drawing on black paper titled, “Glass Still Life.” Both girls reached the Top 18 designation within the exhibit.

Bartel is currently in her freshman year at Kendall College of Art and Design. Schreck plans to attend Washtenaw Community College after her graduation from THS to gain an associate’s degree in Photographic Technology. “Clowning Around” was the first film photo Schreck ever developed while she took a photography class at THS last year.

THS art teacher Christine Obeid encouraged Schreck to enter the competition. “I was just starting to learn, so I didn’t know what I would get,” Schreck said. “I never thought I would win.”

Schreck’s subject is a picture of a marionette puppet, leaning against a jar. Schreck says she enjoys watching the reactions of people as they look at her photo. “I like it because people don’t understand it, so they look closer,” Schreck said. “It gives off a creepy vibe.”

Schreck says she enjoys photography because she likes telling a story through a picture. “It’s how I express myself,” Schreck says.

In her Economics class, Schreck recently had to create a presentation of a business. She chose to base her project on photography, and said she learned a lot about the industry through her presentation. “I’d like to go all out, have a website someday and a real business,” Schreck said. “It’s my passion.”

Schreck’s ultimate goal is to become a professional photographer.

The exhibit is on display at THS through the end of February.


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