Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hillcrest High Grad Returns as Artist-in-Residence

HHS alumnus Daniel MiyaresAnother outstanding graduate story! Hillcrest High Art Teacher Eva Esrum recently received a grant to bring in HHS alumnus Daniel Miyares for a two-day Artist-in-Residence this Thursday and Friday.

After graduating from Hillcrest High, Miyares went on to study art at Ringling College of Art and Design, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. During his two-day visit to Hillcrest High, he will speak with students about his job as a Master Artist at Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri, and teach students how to create a dummy (mock-up) for a children's book. Students will create their own stories and a dummy.

Daniel has illustrated a book by Newbery Medal winner Kwame Alexander.  He has also illustrated a book for Grammy award winner Neil Sedaka and poems by Langston Hughes. He has written and illustrated such books as Float, Pardon Me, Bring Me A Rock, and That Neighborhood Kid. Miyares dedicated one of the books he illustrated, Bambino and Mr. Twain, to his high school art teacher, Mrs. Esrum.

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