MICHAEL KERR - BEST OF SHOW AWARD
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Seventh Annual Purim Mask Invitational
Parents, teachers, student artists, and community members are invited to the opening reception and awards presentation for the
Seventh Annual Purim Mask Invitational from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 with the award presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The masks are juried by a panel of local art experts in separate age divisions with all masks competing for the “Best in Show” award. On Purim, it is a mitzvah (commandment) to hear the Megillat Esther (The Book of Esther) that tells the story of Purim read aloud. Due to Esther’s disguising her identity as a Jewess, it has become custom to dress up and mask one’s identity during the Purim feast. Students create wearable masks recognizing Purim, a joyful holiday occurring on March 24, 2013 (Jewish Year 5773).
The majority of students in Tulsa area schools are from faiths other than Judaism and are often unaware of Jewish culture and traditions. In creating a mask for Purim and learning the story of Esther and other Purim traditions, students are able to learn more about other cultures and religions.
The show is on display in the Brodsky and Special Exhibition Galleries from February 24 – April 7, 2013.
13 MHS students take 16 awards at the district-wide
2012 Levit Awards for Excellence in Art!
Please congratulate the students for
awards in the following catagories:
Nancy Arzola, Painting, Honorable Mention
Jacob Pruiett, Printmaking, 3rd
Isabel Gonzalez, Mixed Media, 1st
Nicholas Daliege, Drawing, 3rd
Jacob Yerton, Pottery, 1st
Michael Kerr, Pottery 3rd
Sheanderick McMillan, Printmaking, 2nd
Jessica Molina, Printmaking, 3rd
T'Aubrey Griffin, Pottery, 3rd
Macy Hair, Drawing, 2nd
Macy Hair, Painting, 2nd
Macy Hair, Mixed Media, 2nd
Macy Hair, Pottery, 1st
Monica Campos, Pottery, 2nd
Nelli Barrientos, Pottery, 3rd
Bianca Flores, Sculpture, 2nd
Congratulations to MHS Artist
Best in Show at
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
The Purim Mask Exhibit Contest
Two of Mrs. Johnson's art students recently won awards at the
Indian Education Art Show. Their artwork is featured below:
"Broken Dreams" sculpture by Meghan Kane - FIRST PLACE
"Self Portrait" by Macy Hair - SECOND PLACE
Ms. Julie Johnston is the sponsor of ART CLUB