Students in SOVA collaborate on a mixed-media work of art

In its first full year as a club at Highland, students in SOVA (Student Organization Visual Arts) have gotten together on a collaborative mixed-media project.

With one panel nearly finished, the students involved with the project want to continue working on other panels, but for now they are ready to unveil the "work in progress."

Cameron Holub of Pecatonica, who is president of the club, said the project was born out of a need for the club to get actively involved on a single project. The club meets every two weeks, and following each meeting, those interested artists head to the studio to add something new to the large canvas.

"We as a club wanted to do something artsy and get away from the business of SOVA," Holub said. "We are all interested in art, and this allows us to tap into a creative outlet."

The mixed-media work of art used chalk, pastels and oils for the abstract piece which was unveiled during Student Club Day on February 17.

Wesley Bennehoff of Freeport is in his first year at Highland. He wants to study mechanical engineering, but always has an interest in art. He got involved with SOVA to learn more about art and meet new people.

"Being a part of this project has helped me with my art skills, and the interesting thing is we all worked on it, and it has become an intricate piece of art," Bennehoff said.

For those interested in learning more about becoming involved with SOVA, contact Bob Apolloni at

Wesley Bennehoff (left) and Cameron Holub work on a SOVA art project.

Wesley Bennehoff uses chalk on the mural.

Priyaa Treu (left) and Emily Brentner add their touches to the mural.

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