Senior Abby Lawrence created this rendering of the late comedian and actor Robin Williams. (All photos by Steve Bowman)

Senior Abby Lawrence created this rendering of the late comedian and actor Robin Williams. (All photos by Steve Bowman)

Aunger, Wojdyla also cited for outstanding work

 
By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit
Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net

Brentwood High School seniors Tedi Craren and Yumino Sasaki were named the school’s most outstanding visual art students last week. Their work was exhibited with the creations of more than 100 other students in the school’s annual art exhibit at the school library.

Craren and Sasaki were chosen by art teacher Tim Rempel based on their work over several years, in the classes Art 1 through Art 4. They each received a “Senior Visual Arts Award” plaque “for excellence in the visual arts.”

Tedi Craren's work is exhibited.

Tedi Craren’s work is exhibited.

Tedi Craren is also on the BHS speech and debate team. Here she performs a dramatic monologue at the senior breakfast in April.

Tedi Craren is also on the BHS speech and debate team. Here she performs a dramatic monologue at a school function in April.

Yumino Sasaki's painting is displayed.

Yumino Sasaki’s painting is displayed.

Items from Yumino Sasaki's portfolio.

More items from Yumino Sasaki’s portfolio, along with her award plaque.

Another creation by Tedi Craren.

Another creation by Yumi Sasaki.

Two additional awards went to seniors Victoria Aunger for a painting and Danielle Wojdyla for her sketchbooks.

“Victoria had such an amazing painting,” said Rempel. “Danielle did a great job with her sketchbooks. Most kids do 20 or 30 pages in their sketchbooks — they don’t fill it. She filled two. Plus she landed a little job making a book for a drug and alcohol counselor. They asked me if I had a student who could illustrate something for them. Danielle has an illustrative style and I said I have just the person.”

Art teacher Tim Rempel was especially impressed with Victoria Aunger's painting of her uncle and his girlfriend (upper right).

Art teacher Tim Rempel was especially impressed with Victoria Aunger’s painting of her uncle and his girlfriend (right).

A highlight of Danielle Wojdyla's portfolio is her work on her sketchbooks.

Said Danielle Wojdyla, “Manga is a big inspiration for me.”

More than 500 creations from Rempel’s students in grades eight through 12 were exhibited in the library last week. Media included acrylic and watercolor paintings, sculpture, clay, ceramics and mixed media.

From 500 to 600 works from about 110 students were displayed in the school library last week.

About 110 students exhibited from 500 to 600 works in the school library last week.

Some of the items were sold in a silent auction that raised several hundred dollars for the school's art club.

Some of the items were sold in a silent auction to benefit the school’s art club.

More items for the silent auction.

More pieces offered in the silent auction.

Senior Audrey Brown customized these tennis shoes.

Senior Audrey Brown customized these shoes.

Brentwood art instructor Tim Rempel organized the exhibit. This image is from the school phone directory.

Brentwood art instructor Tim Rempel organized the exhibit. This image is from the school district’s online contact directory.