For the first time in Steinbrenner history, a select group of warriors have made it into the Salvador Dali Museum. Students submitted their surrealist art pieces to art teacher Ellison Miller, who then relayed the art to the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. The pieces were judged by a panel of four judges, who narrowed down the submitted works to choose what will be displayed in the upcoming gallery. This year’s theme was to recreate or invent a myth, with Steinbrenner junior Erin Fesler, senior Rachel Duffen, senior Aliya Talbani, and senior Karli Janhigen all accepted for their talented artistic pieces.
Miller is ecstatic with the results.
“We did not get in last year so this is really awesome,” said Miller.
Those accepted also had quite the reaction.
“I was really happy to find out I got in. I did not think I was going to, but I’m happy that I did,” said Fesler.
According to Miller, the students will be able to mention the accomplishment on their college resumes which she explained with great enthusiasm.
“The Dali Museum is internationally known and this is a big deal. These kids can put this on their resume,” said Miller. When asked about the inspiration behind their works, the art students had enlightening insights.
“Well I wanted to do a myth, so I thought of Hansel and Gretel which would be kind of cool to add surrealism and stuff too, so that’s how I kind of came up with my idea,” said Fesler.
“I’ve always been inspired by the myth Little Red Riding Hood,” said Duffen.
“My piece was titled ‘The Wind Beneath Their Wings’ and basically is a personification of wind as a human entity,” said Talbani.
“[I] ended up using a different piece of Japanese myth-lore that I reinvented and painted,” said Janhigen.
This accomplishment will carry those accepted students far and hopefully serve to inspire other aspiring artists to follow in their footsteps.
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