TSA 2021 Archives - Southwestern Illinois College

Stand By Me – Jade Bissonnette

Talent Statement:

“I came up with this idea because of my last charcoal drawing. I had a fun time doing it, but I did not like the image I did. So I decided to change that. I took a photo I can look at daily! I have been doing art for 7 years. I love to do new things. Especially painting monochromatics. I just started to practice tattooing as well. I enjoy opening up your own world of beauty, and making it a masterpiece.

Submission Information

Title: Stand By Me

Talent Name: Jade Bissonnette

Category: ART

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Goose – Shannon Monroe

Talent Statement:

“I’ve been drawing animals ever since I can remember and have recently gotten back into animation.

– Shannon Monroe

Submission Information

Title: Goose

Talent Name: Shannon Monroe

Category: ART

Happy Halloween – Mielea Damrill

Talent Statement

I came up with my idea for my act because I really like doing this kind of art

– Mielea Damrill

Submission Information

Title: Happy Halloween – Mielea Damrill

Talent Name: Mielea Damrill

Category: ART

Shar Pei – Kerra Hayes

Talent Statement

This piece was a commission of a friend’s dog done in April of this year. I’ve been doing art for as long as I remember and took art classes from ages 11 to 16 at Hall of Frames.

I enjoy drawing and clay sculpting, and have attempted painting, but my favorite medium is using pastels.

I have taken two classes at SWIC learning about the history of art and art of different cultures and have enjoyed both of them, and I would like to take classes in the future to learn how to create different types of art.”

– Kerra Hayes

Submission Information

Title: Shar Pei – Kerra Hayes

Talent Name: Kerra Hayes

Category: ART

His First “Happy” Smile – Lillian Brunick

Talent Statement

Depression is a real struggle many of us must face at one point or another. Here is my illustration of a special someone’s ‘turning point’ towards recovery and more REAL “happy smiles.

– Lillian Brunick

Submission Information

Title: His First “Happy” Smile – Lillian Brunick

Talent Name: Lillian Brunick

Category: ART

I’m late for class – Deondra Johnson

Talent Statement

This was inspired by myself almost being late for class. I ran so fast it wasn’t even funny. At the time, I felt so embarrassed when I arrived to class out of breath. As for the papers that are flying out of my backpack, in the background, I didn’t realize my bag was open and a few things fell out as I was running. Looking back on the situation I personally found the situation funny, so I decided to draw what I imagined myself running to class late. Hope you like it.

– Deondra Johnson

Submission Information

Title: I’m late for class – Deondra Johnson

Talent Name: Deondra Johnson

Category: ART

Art In Pencil – Abigail Markel

Talent Statement

It draws on one of my favorite art themes ever, the Danse Macabre. It’s a concept from the Middle Ages, which was often depicted by a skeletal figure dancing with several different people, obviously drawn as having come from multiple walks of life. The idea embodied by the Danse Macabre is that we are all simply dancing our way to the grave. I took that concept and twisted it into the Macabre Dance, choosing to draw a ballet dancer wearing a spiky crown and a fang earring, made up to look like a skeleton. The expression of hope on her face shows that one day, all people will be equal in more than just death.

– Abigail Markel

Submission Information

Title: Art In Pencil – Abigail Markel

Talent Name: Abigail Markel

Category: ART

Get Out of My Mind – Erin Sullivan

Talent Statement

This is my most intimate photo manipulation as it allows anyone to step inside my mind for a minute during COVID-19. The deadliest silent world as no lips is to be seen. Six feet away with a mask on means, you are covering our form of communication.

The isolation from frustration grew depression, regression, aggression.

Wear your masks, but PLEASE

Be patient.

Be kind.

We cannot hear you when you cover your mouth.

God Bless!


– Erin Sullivan

Submission Information

Title: Get Out of My Mind – Erin Sullivan

Talent Name: Erin Sullivan

Category: ART