Westonka student talent on display during March’s Youth Art Month

Westonka Schools is participating in two art shows in March in celebration of Youth Art Month. Ten artworks will showcased in a special exhibition at the Hopkins Center for the Arts and another 25 artworks will be on display at the Westonka Library in Mound.

Youth Art Month Exhibition

Addison Rieger, first grade
Addison Rieger, first grade

 

The Youth Art Month exhibition at Hopkins Center for the Arts is hosted annually by the Art Educators of Minnesota. This year’s show runs Feb. 25 to March 27.

Art teachers from around the state were each encouraged to submit two student artworks that are a representation and celebration of youth art in grades K-12. Art will be juried and awards will be given at each level. The Best in Show will win a trip to New York for the student, his/her teacher and a parent/guardian, awarded by Sargent Art.

Hopkins Center for the Arts is located at 1111 Main Street in Hopkins. Hours of operation are: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 a.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

District Art Show

Alex J, first grad
Alex J, first grad

The annual Westonka School District art show at the Westonka Library runs March 1-31. Each Westonka art teacher submitted five student artworks for the show.

Hilltop art teacher Klair Hans said, “Westonka has always shown strong support for the arts, and we look forward to exhibiting student work for the whole community to see!”

The Westonka Library is located at 2079 Commerce Boulevard in Mound. Hours of operation are: Monday and Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday. The show is free and open to the public.

Artwork by the following Westonka students will be showcased during Youth Art Month:

Shirley Hills Primary School

Hopkins Center for the Arts:

• Addison Rieger, grade 1
(paper collage)

• Rylie Bode, grade 4
(chalk drawing)

Westonka Library:

• Madelyn Peterson, kindergarten
(mixed media)

• Emerson Droen, grade 1
(tempera painting)

• Dillon Peterson, grade 2
(chalk drawing)

• Alexis Henderson, grade 3
(oil pastel)

• Ali Jenks, grade 4
(relief sculpture)

Hilltop Primary School

Hopkins Center for the Arts:

• Alex Jenney, grade 1
(watercolor painting)

• Megan Stein, grade 4
(chalk pastel)

Westonka Library:

• Mia Nhem, kindergarten
(tempera painting)

• Nicolas Laurie, grade 1
(mixed media)

• Gavin Ruegemer, grade 2
(watercolor painting)

• Cole Drill, grade 3
(watercolor painting)

• Rachel Erickson, grade 4
(chalk pastel)

Grandview Middle School

Hopkins Center for the Arts:

• Ernie Brothen, grade 5
(drawing)

• Blake Franzen, grade 7
(papier-mache/painting)

Westonka Library:

• Megan McFadden, grade 5
(cut paper design)

• Sophie Baker, grade 5
(drawing)

• Greta Ness, grade 6
(drawing/painting)

• Dylan Osborn, grade 7
(drawing)

• Lily Sipprell, grade 7
(drawing)

Mound Westonka High School

Hopkins Center for the Arts

• Maddy White, grade 9
(ceramics)

• Taylor Smith, grade 9
(ceramics)

• Claire White, grade 11
(acrylic painting)

• Brenna Mueller, grade 12
(Photoshop landscape)

Westonka Library:

• Abbey Sletten, grade 9
(ceramics)

• Abby Wharram, grade 10
(color pencil drawing)

• Emma Kerr, grade 11
(ceramics)

• Breanna Hrkal, grade 11
(digital photograph)

• Kristine Falness, grade 11
(digital photograph)

• Lauren Weninger, grade 11
(ceramics)

• Jaxon Helland, grade 12
(charcoal drawing)

• Sam Abegglen, grade 12
(watercolor)

• Samantha Dixon, grade 12
(ceramics)

• Isabel Brandt, grade 12
(ceramics)