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Art in the Airport: Captivating Your Imagination

Students artists take a photo with their teacher

The walls of Albert J. Ellis Airport have come to life with a new batch of OCS student artwork!  

Students, teachers and families gathered at OAJ on Monday, November 21, 2022 to celebrate the newest installment of Art in the Airport. OCS has partnered with OAJ to showcase the talents of our visual arts students for several years, and the newest exhibit, “Captivating Your Imagination,” features the work of 19 of our talented high school visual arts students.  

Student artwork is displayed at OAJ  Student artwork is displayed at OAJ

Student artwork is displayed at OAJ

While the pieces vary in subject matter and medium, common threads of imagination and creativity bring them together as a cohesive gallery.  

“Captivating Your Imagination” will be on display at OAJ throughout the holiday season, so if you find yourself travelling, take a moment to explore the beautiful work of our student artists! 

A student poses in front of their artwork  A student takes a photo with their art teacher

A student poses with their artwork  A student takes a selfie with their art teacher

Congratulations to the following students whose work was selected for display:  

  • Gabrielle Outler, 11th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Strawberry Hair” 
    • School: Northside High School 
    • Teacher: Kayla Oler 
  • Randi Lucido, 11th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Spring Blooms” 
    • School: White Oak High School 
    • Teacher: Korey Mitchell 
  • Claire Marriott, 12th Grade 
    • Artwork: “What If.....” 
    • School: Richlands High School 
    • Teacher: Renee Tripp 
  • Andy Goddard, Zeke Murphy, Madison Ford, Dalayla Carelton, Angel Deel; 10th and 11th Grade Collaboration 
    • Artwork: “The Downside” 
    • School: Southwest High School 
    • Teacher: Amber Cauley 
  • Keith Archibeque, 12th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Imagination Running Wild” 
    • School: Jacksonville High School 
    • Teacher: Bernie Rosage Jr.  
  • Jordan Banda, 11th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Fantasy Bubble” 
    • School: Swansboro High School 
    • Teacher: Erin Strohschein 
  • Lillianna Jenkins, 10th Grade 
    • Artwork: “The Inner View of an Artist” 
    • School: White Oak High School 
    • Teacher: Korey Mitchell 
  • Aubrey BosenBach, 11th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Fantasy Bubble” 
    • School: Swansboro High School 
    • Teacher: Erin Strohschein 
  • Alex Strong, 10th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Boreal” 
    • School: Onslow Virtual Secondary School 
    • Teacher: Zach Borge 
  • Myah Sturgell, 9th Grade 
    • Artwork: Untitled 
    • School: White Oak High School 
    • Teacher: Brandi Criscitiello 
  • Madison Galindo, 11th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Bright Night” 
    • School: Northside High School 
    • Teacher: Kayla Oler 
  • Lilly McIntosh, 11th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Leo’s Loss” 
    • School: Richlands High School 
    • Teacher: Renee Tripp 
  • Hailey Sheldrake, 11th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Incandescent Passions” 
    • School: Dixon High School 
    • Teacher: Kelly Rivera 
  • Madison Simmons, 12th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Life Brings Color” 
    • School: White Oak High School 
    • Teacher: Brandi Criscitiello 
  • Chloe Holliday, 12th Grade 
    • Artwork: “Shinrin-Yoku” 
    • School: Dixon High School 
    • Teacher: Kelly Rivera