By Dan Yokajty
Bellbrook High School senior Danny Mendez’s charcoal drawing titled Annie Clark sold for $120 at the Ohio Gifted Conference. Mendez entered this auction with help from art teacher Mrs. Fogarty. The auction was run by The Ohio Association for Gifted Children and held in Columbus.
Mendez said, “I’m very happy that my art was featured.” He is currently taking Art 3 with Mrs. Fogarty who said, “Danny is a joy to have in the art room. He serves as an inspiration to his classmates for his creative solutions while working on class assignments.” He created the charcoal drawing of a girl playing a guitar back in the spring. He plans on attending the School of Visual Arts in New York and studying illustration.