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Johnson artist earns citywide recognition

The latest piece from Johnson High School freshman Emily Schammel will soon be on display at an exhibit near you. 

Her piece “Women, Life, Freedom” has been selected to be part of Say Si’s We Are Now exhibit, which features art from young artists across San Antonio. 

While some may consider digital art a short-cut, Emily’s submission took time and care. Students spend many hours creating layers, enhancing their line quality, creating textures, and considering light and shadow when making their art pieces, just as they would when using traditional art materials. Her piece was inspired by the recent outbreak of protests in Iran. 

Emily is one of two freshman students in the level two Digital Drawing course. She took Art Honors in middle school, a high school fine arts credit and prerequisite to upper-level art classes. Her teacher, Bianca Pitman, is excited to see her flourish in the years ahead. 

“Emily is extremely talented and dedicated to practicing new skills and techniques. She spent so much time working on hand studies, light studies, representing different cultures and considering her composition. This is a beautiful piece, and I am so very proud of her. The best part is that she is just getting started.” 

The in-person We Are Now exhibit opens December 10 at 1310 S. Brazos St. Emily’s art will also be on display throughout the months of January and February.

Way to go, Emily! 

Posted by Lila Stanley
Posted on 12-1-22