Students show their work at Mantorville Art Guild
Student artists from Byron, Hayfield, and Kasson-Mantorville are displaying their artwork now through April 2 as part of Youth Art Month at the Mantorville Art Guild Gallery in Mantorville. The yearly celebration allows local students, from elementary through high school, to showcase their works.
To get the month started, a reception for the students was held last Saturday.
Art teachers from the three districts chose the works on display from their art classes. Students were able to use a variety of mediums in their work and in some classes also wrote an essay about their work.
Teachers agreed that art is a great outlet for the students and that most of those who had work on display are also involved in other activities at school from theater to music to sports.
Youth Art Month is a national celebration of the visual arts administered by the Council for Art Education (CFAE) at the national level.
The month encourages support for quality school art programs and promotes art material safety. It provides a medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike other curriculum subjects including problem solving, creativity, observation, and communications.
Also ongoing through April 11, is the ZED Annual Traveling Art Show sponsored by the Zumbro Education District.
A display of student art is traveling between schools in the district. Displays are in Byron High School through March 14, Blooming Prairie High School March 16-23, Triton High School March 27 through April 3 and the ZED building April 5-April 1. The display has already traveled to Kasson-Mantorville, Hayfield and Stewartville.
Photo: Photo by Karen M. Jorgensen Ben Tschudy, a fourth grader in Kasson-Mantorville displays his work which is a self-portrait and three things telling something about himself.