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Pine Bluffs brings home the Blue!


April 26, 2018

Patrick Cosner/Pine Bluffs High School

Students from left to right are Scout Pachel, Elizabeth Syvanen, and Brian Arzola. Students are holding the artwork and ribbons from placing at the Wyoming High School Art Symposium held in Casper at the Casper Event Center.

Once every year, thousands of students and teachers gather together in the Casper Event center to view the best artwork from high school students throughout the state. For the first time in many years, the Pine Bluffs High School attended the Wyoming High School Art Symposium. There were over five thousand pieces of artwork on display. This year, Pine Bluffs had fourteen students participate, and Burns had three. Pine Bluffs students brought home four blue ribbons and Burns brought home one as well. Students who were awarded ribbons should be very proud considering there were over five thousand pieces of art and roughly only five hundred pieces gained that recognition. The art was judged and given ribbons based on the judging done by art teachers. Each teacher was allowed to present 13 ribbons to any artwork excluding work done by their own students. No matter what kind of art student you are, there was something for every student to enjoy. "I thought it was really amazing to see all of the different works of art from the students throughout the state," said Amy Bauer, one of the students who submitted photography. Brian Arzola went on to say that "I'm pretty certain that it was by far the best experience, art-wise, that I've had so far." It was overall an amazing experience and completely worth the bus ride all the way to Casper. Brian Arzola won two ribbons, one for a distorted Salvador Dali created with mixed media and one for the Christiano Ronaldo created with white charcoal. Scout Pachel took home a blue with her distorted portrait created with graphite, and Elizabeth Syvanen took home one with her conceptual acrylic painting based around racism.


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