By MINDY MCKENZIE
Daily Globe Staff Reporter
PLYMOUTH - Six talented art students from Plymouth High School will share their most recent creations this weekend when their artwork is showcased at the state competition.Students from Mr. Jason Martin's art classes and Mr. Tom Lewis' digital imaging classes were selected to compete in the state competition at Upper Arlington High School after the students participated in the Ohio Governor's Regional Art Show in Ontario this past weekend. The six different students were selected as regional winners. Martin said seven pieces of artwork by six different students were selected for the state show. "There are about 11,000 pieces that are entered statewide," said Martin, who said last year one of his students had a piece of artwork selected to be displayed in the governor's office. Lewis shared his thoughts on the digital imaging classes. "These classes evolve every single year and just continue to grow," said Lewis. Jessica Henderson, junior, is a student in Lewis' advanced digital imaging class. "The piece that was chosen (for state) was an abstract painting. The name of my artwork is called, 'Jennifer,'" said Henderson. The inspiration behind Henderson's artwork included choosing a picture of someone who displayed a strong face. "I really enjoy what we do on computers with art," said Henderson. Addyson Horne, sophomore, is a student in Martin's Art II class. "I created a picture of Babe Ruth and I titled it 'The Great Bambino.' This piece is mixed media," said Horne. Horne explained how she composed the piece of art. "I tore up pieces of construction paper with different shades of gray, black and white to create the image," said Horne. Last year was the first time Horne took an art class and she revealed she really enjoyed it. "I took Art I last year and I really liked it, so I decided to take Art II this year," said Horne. Cassidy Smedley, senior, is a student in Martin's Art III class. Smedley had two pieces of artwork chosen to compete at state competition. "My first piece that was chosen is a chalk drawing of a betta fish and my second piece is an acrylic painting of Ryan Gosling," said Smedley. Smedley explained her artwork involved creating more detail in her pieces and adding a wide range of color. "Art is a hobby for me. I have always loved it," said Smedley. When Smedley graduates, she plans on attending North Central State College for nursing. Mikayla Reer, senior, is a student in Lewis' digital imaging class. "My piece that was chosen was an abstract painting of the singer Lorde. I decided to go with Lorde because I really like her music," said Reer. The abstract painting took Reer about a week to complete. Reer plans on attending either Ashland University or The Ohio State University-Mansfield for nursing. Leslie Mack, sophomore, created a pencil drawing of a flower in Martin's Art II class. "The drawing took me about three to four weeks to finish. It is all gray tones and it is a close up of the image. You can see all the details," said Mack. Courtney Barber, senior, created a chalk drawing of a cat in Martin's art four class, which is an independent art class. "I had to pick a colorful picture and I really like cats so I decided to go with it," said Barber. Barber revealed once she is completed with high school she would like to continue her education in art and photography.