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     2016 Scholastic Award winners at the BOE and at the Detroit Institute of Arts Award Ceremony.  Mira Z. at College for Creative Studies! Photos courtesty of Steve Zaranek. Thank you  Dr. Niehaus et al!
    Human creativity is the ultimate economic resource."                                                              
                                                                                              Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class
    ART DEPARTMENT: Kit Aro & Tom Szmrecsanyi, Co-Chairs, Micki Buksar Cecil, Emily Wolfe
    Grosse Pointe South’s Art Department believes in providing all students with the critical twenty-first century skills of analytical thinking and creative problem solving.  These skills give South Art students an edge as they gain awards, college admissions, scholarships and, most importantly, new and exciting career options.  Regardless of a student’s long-term goals, experience in Art + Design provides essential skills for success in a future of visual communication and creative innovation.
    New York Times article citing creativity as "the factor most crucial for success found in an I.B.M. survey of 1,500 chief executives in 33 industries.  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/education/edlife/creativity-becomes-an-academic-discipline.html?_r=0&referrer=
    Wall Street Journal article on the value of an art degree :  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304402104579149060054918936?mod=trending_now_5
    Sam P. with her GMC truck, her mentor designers from Cadillac and Sheryl Garrett, GM Design International.  Zora B is at GM designing now.
    "South really changed my life. I came into South without caring about art in really any way. I thought it was just something cool to look at. The teachers here taught me how to think about art in a different way. I realized I could say what I couldn’t any other way and make people look at it too. The art department gave me direction in my life and I’m proud to say I’ve gotten in to every art school I applied to and also received some great scholarships thanks to the teachers here. So ya pretty neat I guess. LOL! Uh have fun and go out there into the world and reach for the stars. You can do it"  John D. is studying design at Virginia Commonwealth University, where top design firms recruit talent and students spend a lot less!  Smart guy! 
    SCROLL down for art shows and winners---local, regional, and national!
    South wins Congressional Art First Place for our district three years in a row!  Winners received two complimentary tickets to go to the national event in Washington D.C. to be honored with other winners from across the nation, see their art hanging at the Capitol, meet our senator and tour Congress.
    2013:  Congressman Gary Peters holds Zoie U’s 1st Place ribbon beneath her award winning photograph in 2013!  
    2014:  South wins again in 2014!  Conressman Peters of the 14th District with Grace M. and her 1st place winning photograph!
    2015:  South wins again in 2015!  Melissa B brings home the third win in a row for South!  Melissa went to Washington D.C. too and her drawing of her eye is on display until next June!  
    The Great Frame Up Show 2014!  See all the art and the winners!  http://grossepointe.thegreatframeup.com/gallery.asp?id=463039&page=17
    Scholastics Art and Writing Awards:  see the Scholastic link at left please!  Also, click here for images from the district home page of all winning work 2016: http://gpschools.schoolwires.net/Page/17550