Students get creative for art exhibitWORTHINGTON —A student art show slated for Friday will feature artists from Worthington High School and Middle School and other high schools and junior high schools in the area.
By: Laura Grevas, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON —A student art show slated for Friday will feature artists from Worthington High School and Middle School and other high schools and junior high schools in the area.
The show will open with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Nobles County Art Center, 407 12th St., Worthington, with students attending at intervals to explain their work.
“It helps students see more value in their work to see it in a gallery setting,” said WHS art teacher Tricia Mikle.
Some pieces will also be for sale, with the profit going to the artist.
About 35 Worthington artists will be represented by more than 100 pieces, with mediums including digital photography, stained glass, drawing, painting, ceramics and sculptures.
Mikle said all art courses were represented in the show.
“We pull art throughout the year that we feel the quality is strong enough, or they can submit work and if the quality is there we’ll put it in the show,” she said.
Student Alyson Wesselink will show a series of photographs taken between Worthington and Rushmore.
“I did a theme of rural landscapes, just to show the countryside of southwest Minnesota,” she said.
Photography was also the medium of choice for Andrew Hoffman, who may consider a career in the field and said he especially enjoys outdoor subjects.
“I’ve been doing photography for eight or nine years now; I’ve always had an interest in it,” he said. “Once you understand how to do it, you just get more and more interested in it. It allows me to express myself in a way that other things don’t.”
Student Hugo Montejo will display a piece that features yellow hands on a black background filled with drawings of famous figures.
He is looking forward to the show, “to see if people like my art,” he said. Montejo has no favorite medium. “I just love art,” he said.