by Lisa Tome
Sometimes it's okay to break the rules.
Rising Sun High School junior Victoria Stauffer did just that, creating a one of a kind work of art which is part of Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan's by invitation student art exhibit.
Stauffer's work was displayed along side others on March 20 in Annapolis. Her work will remain on display in the capital.
She created the work in teacher Alicia Henry's Drawing II class. She a still life featuring bones in blue green, and purple. Stauffer was given specific instructions about the use of background color. She ignored it and her project, still life with bones, made the cut for the state show.
"Her work was phenomenal," said Henry, who gave the nod for Stauffer to create the art using her vision rather than following the directions.
"I guess I thought it was good. I made colorful bones instead of it being realistic," said Stauffer.
While in Annapolis, Stauffer explored and admired the art presented by other students. She also had her photo taken with the First Lady and attended a reception for the artists.
"Mrs. Hogan is pro arts. Art is one of my favorite subjects," said Stauffer, who is an honor student.
She is the daughter of Jonathan and Nicole Stauffer of Colora.