The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is delighted to showcase the Autumn Northwest Minnesota Student Art Exhibit in our East Grand Forks gallery. The work of over thirty students attending four schools is being featured from November 15th through November 29th. Participating students and their art teachers submitted a variety of art styles and media reflecting their lessons from this school year’s first quarter.
Nineteen of Deb Aune’s high school students in Greenbush-Middle River created whimsical Calaca Dolls from found objects to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Students contributing sculptures to this exhibit are Jorden Hendricksen, Annabelle Chaplinski, Jonathan Mathews, Josh Koehmsted, Chris Koehmsted, Casey Ryan Gram, Callahan Stewart, Caitlin Wahl, McKenzie Lynn Berge, Emily Wicklund, Tyler Allen, Austin John Aune, Jordan Brandon, Nicholas Kaml, Shantelle Gustafson, and Kristy Raye Williamson.
High school pupils of Betsy Saurdiff in Goodridge-Grygla used pencil and colored pencil to create living figures and other objects in either realistic or textural styles. Participating students in this showcase are Benji Wilebski, Hannah Dietsch, Jeremy Wiskow, Jesse Wiskow, Kristin Farris, Samantha Kraulik, Olivia Tykward, Samantha Kraulik, Anthony Loken, Arman Duyar, and Ashley Moe.
Crookston instructor Gary Stegman submitted a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artworks his students created using acrylics, pencil, ceramic, or aluminum wire. Juniors and Seniors whose works are included are Alyssa Schultz, Gunnar Roed, Presley Chandler, and Marie Sandman.
Students of Chris Kirchner at Warren-Alvarado-Oslo created paintings depicting loved ones, places, or things of importance in their lives. Participating students are Samantha, Jacob, Alexandra, Amanda, Fostyn, Rebecca, Courtney, and Ashton.
A reception for the artists and teachers will be held Sunday, November 29th, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the gallery. The Northwest Minnesota Student Art Exhibit is free to the public at the Arts Council Gallery inside the River Walk Artists shop and gallery, 211 Demers Ave, located in the Riverwalk Theater Mall, East Grand Forks, MN. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m, and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. To arrange a private showing, or for information, please call the Arts Council office at: 218-745-9111, or T. Jacobson at 218-965-4216; or email NWMAC director Mara Wittman at firstname.lastname@example.org.