Bishop Ward High School

Bishop Ward Partners With Alcott Arts Center for Art Show

On Saturday, October 8th a variety of works and talents were performed by our different departments from math and Spanish to music, theater, and art. 

Mr. Nick Tomasic ’90 has been leading the art department at Bishop Ward for the last ten years and was instrumental in organizing this art show.

"We have so many talented students and this was an excellent opportunity to showcase them," said Tomasic. "And we thank the Alcott Arts Center for hosting the students of Bishop Ward."

In May three seniors graduated and are now attending the Kansas City Art Institute. They earned $76,000 in scholarships and are pursuing their artistic dreams.

"Mr. Tomasic has been an inspiration to me and encouraged me to attend KCAI. He would bring alumni to speak to our classes and I learned about the many opportunities to pursue," said Evan Barclay '16.
Patrons had the chance to view a variety of mediums in the gallery such as A Day of the Dead Altar, 2D works as well as paintings, sculptures, drawing, and poetry. There was a drum solo by junior Jaden Hutchingson and an acting segment by Adrian Cisneros and Natalie Bragdon who performed the Duo entitled "13 Ways to Screw Up a College Interview" by Ian McWethy.

Current Bishop Ward students showcased their art and talents as well as young alumni that had a section with pieces from Stephanie Duenas ’10, Evan Barclay '16, Makynzie Sanchez ’16, and Camille Conner ’16.

Bishop Ward President Fr. Thomas Schrader, O. Carm. was proud of this art showcase.

"I am so proud of our students and their achievements. They deserve to be recognized and this art show was a wonderful opportunity to showcase Mr. Tomasic and our artistic students. Thank you to everyone that came and supported our students."