ABOUT THE BEES WING
The Bee's Wing is a place for Mooseville's local artists to showcase their work. Our extensive collection offers a range of work from sketches and photography to sculpting and graphic design. The local artists we having showing at MAM are as diverse as their art. From artists in elementary and high school art programs to others who've been at it awhile longer, MAM boasts the largest collection of Mooseville artists this side of Mooseville.
SKETCHES & DRAWINGS
Pencil on paper. (2013) The Mayor admits drawing a portrait of her clone was difficult, but the end result was fairly accurate.
Using the influences of Vincent van Gogh and M.C. Escher, the Mayor used pencil to sketch the portrait, with rubbings for shading.
The Mayor chose Mini Moose as her subject because she said the clone is always around and under foot.
MINI MOOSE PORTRAIT
BY: THE MAYOR
BY: ART FANTASY
Pencil on paper. (2013) Art Fantasy, a Mooseville Elementary sixth grader, has been drawing fantasy art for three years and has been focusing on developing his shading and proportion skills.
The piece was left as black and white, Fantasy said, so to reinforce the barbaric nature of this Viking Warrior.
BY: POLY NADAR
Poly Nadar snapped this photo of a queen bee while tending to her grandmother's bee hives with a Canon Powershot Elph. Poly says she is fascinated by how bees work and plans to dedicate more of her photographs to them in the future.
"I'm going to try to capture all facets of a bee's life," Nadar said. "They're not just our school's mascot, but they're critical to our survival."
BY: MARSHALL ARTSON
Pencil on paper. (2013) Twelve year-old, Marshall Artson has been infatuated with Bruce Lee since he was 4 years-old. Not only does Marshall practice Jeet Kune Do, but he also frequently wears a banana suit when he's drawing.
"Not only does it help me be like the essence of water," Artson said. "It also is easy to move around in, and I don't care if I get it dirty because you can wash it in cold water."
BY: NATHAN HUNTER
Pencil on paper. (2013) Inspired by primitive hunting techniques, 8 year-old Nathan Hunter says weapon making was one of the earliest art forms ever recorded.
BY: NAT SOUNDS (2012)
Nat Sounds said focusing on the tree instead of the windmill was the point of Mooseville Windmill.
"A windmill is the perfect energy source for Mother Nature," Sound said. "It's not as intrusive as oil wells or other man-made machinery"
THE COWBOY WAY
BY: ROCKY ROPERS
Pen on paper. (2008) Mooseville High School senior, Rocky Ropers grew up on the farm and claims there's no better place to find challenging and fun still lifes.
"There's always something neat to see when you're out on the farm," Ropers said. "There's million little muses out there. The trick is picking the right one."
GOOD DAY, SIR
BY: IMMA "PUDDIN" ANNA RITZ
Pencil on paper. (2013) Puddin' Ritz is in the seventh grade, but she already knows what it takes to draw with style. "Good Day, Sir" was inspired by the novel "The Great Gatsby," which she just finished in English class and now one of her favorite novels.
"Well, it was the only one I finished reading," Ritz said. "The others were boring. This one had cool people in it."
BY: CHERRY LEADER (2012)
Cartwheel was taken by 15 year-old Cherry Leader with a Holga camera using red-tinted, 400 ISO film. Leader says the toy camera with its notorious light leaks was the perfect way to catch the whimsical nature of the activity.
BY: Tennison Speed (2012)
Tennison Speed snapped this shot in front of Mooseville Elementary this past fall.
"I don't know anybody who doesn't ride their bike to school," Speed said. "Well, Jonah Wheels, but that's because he's in a wheel chair and doesn't have a bike. For everybody else, it's the best way to get around Mooseville."
Fair Repair was shot with a Canon Digital Elph and captures the excitement and adrenaline that comes along with most state fairs. Twelve year-old Adrian Junkie said the set-back didn't stop him from jumping on once the ride was back in service.
"You've gotta live life to the fullest," Junkie said. "Otherwise you're just a derp."
BY: ADRIAN JUNKIE (2012)
Connie Sertgoer snapped this pic as the sun was setting on the last days of the 2012 Austin City Limits Musical Festival.
"Florance and the Machine finished out the evening," Sertgoer said. "She really rocks.
BY: CONNIE SERTGOER (2012)
SEE OTHER THINGS
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
BY: CINDY STORMS (2012)
Cindy Storms loves to chase weather down and shoot it with her camera.
"Weather tells is so much," Storms said. "It's so powerful and beautiful you have to stop and marvel at it."
BY: CARL REBUILDER (2012)
Carl Rebuilder snapped this photo after discovering a chicken in the front seat of an old El Camino he was considering buying.
"I think the chicken was just as surprised to see us," Rebuilder said.
BY: BRYCE RICHARDSON (Contributor)
Pen on Notebook Paper (2007) Bryce Richardson sketched this in class for a local arts festival. The effective marketing tactic drew tens of people to the Guitar Hero booth, and several men expressed interest in having the sketch tattooed on their chest or biceps.
TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
BY: NICOLE UNDERWODD (CONTRIBUTOR)
Pen on Paper (2012) In an attempt to earn points for creativity, Underwood sketched this tree. Although she didn't earn points for the quiz she got a beautiful drawing out of the deal.
BY: ART CLIPPER (2010)
Art Clipper collects art from a variety of sources, including magazines and newspapers. He then turns around and create customizable ransom notes to send to friends on birthdays or special occassions. To date he has made $7.26 with this unique concept.
A CLOSER LOOK
BY: DI SECTION (2010)
Di Section is a junior at Moosville high and aims to go to college to become a scientist. Her goals are to graduate at the top of her class and then go on to cure cancer, MS, and the common cold.
BY: GUS RYDER
Pen on Paper (2009) Second-grader, Gus Ryder is already showing great promise as an artist. Check out his pen sketching of this bicycle. He ran out of time and was unable to complete the tires, but he said most people have seen bicycles before and would know what the rest of the tires would look like.
BY: SMALLS TOWNSON (2011)
Smalls Townsend loves Mooseville and intends on staying here for the rest of her life. Her dreams are to open a photography studio so she can help Moosevillians will things like senior pictures and wedding portraits.
BY: AMARIA WARRIOR
Pencil, prismacolor, and ink on paper. (2013) Amaria Warrior created this piece while doodling during history class. The idea came from the teacher's discussion on Greek Mythology.
Warrior wanted the tail to be the primary focus so she used bold primary colors with softer hues for the peacock's body.
She also said she wanted to keep the rawness of the peacock's mohawk visible, so you used a blending of brown and yellow for a sepia tone.
Pencil & color pencil on paper. (2013) Inspired by the scenary of the west coast, Fergirl sketched this picture while on vacation.
Using pencil and Bruynzeel colored pencils, the young artist paid particular attention to the palm tree, leaving the backgroun somewhat flat yet slightly textured.
Fergirl admits the ocean is scary but says her fear is a big part of why she prefers it as her primary subject.
BY: SURI FERGIRL
BY: Steven "Steam Punk" Love
Pencil & on paper. (2015) As a tribute to his favorite genre, Mooseville High junior, Steven "Steam Punk" Love whipped out this piece while taking part of the Bee's Knees art camp.
Love was a voluteer and led two work shops: Getting the Most from Metallics and Beginning Steam Punk.
Oil Pastels & Color Pencil. (1987) Theo King, Mooseville elementary student, resurects one of his favorite artists, Elvis Presley, with this cartoon charicture he doodled in art class.
Elvis Has Left the Grave
BY: Theo King