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Jack Hemmersmeier Named Artist of the Month for October
Posted 11/02/2018 09:49AM

Congratulations went out to junior Jack Hemmersmeier for being named Bronco Artist of the Month for October. Jack, a Design I art student, was selected for the honor by art teacher and Fine Arts Department Chair, Ms. Stephanie Kuecker.

"I have taught Jack for two years now and he has a very strong dedication to his artwork," said Ms. Kuecker. "He is a very reliable student, he comes to work on his projects before and after school." She is very impressed about Jack's commitment to his craft, saying he often forgoes his lunch period to make touch ups and finish projects. "He has really grown as a painter. During our most recent painting project (Montini Community Painting project), he created a stunning Lacrosse image!" she said, adding, "I am very proud of Jack's work inside and outside of the classroom."

"I started creating significant pieces of art after my first art class with Mrs. Lee, freshman year," informs Jack. "I find creating art very fun and enjoyable!"

His favorite medium, he has discovered over time, is pencil (graphite and sometimes charcoal). He is intrigued by single light sourced, illuminated images. "Pencil is a very controlled and precise process, but also forgiving," he said. "Shading is significantly different than from ink. I love how the light interactions can be easily manipulated. This matters when shadows and shine are involved."

One of Jack's favorite subjects to draw is tanks, warships and armored vehicles. But, he also enjoys drawing people, an undertaking which he finds quite challenging.

Jack is a very humble artist, but is proud to have been chosen as Montini's Artist of the Month. "Ms. K has inspired me to learn to appreciate my work!"

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