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LUVERNE — From zombies feeding beady little eyes to chickens to paintings, prints, sculptures and jewelry, the HGS (Hallstrom Glass Studio) Gallery in Luverne is featuring the works of seven regional artists during the month of May. The show kicks off with an opening reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. tonight. The public is invited for free food and drink and social time with the artists.
Luverne artists crafts his creations with wood
WORTHINGTON — Francis Ladd of Luverne is one of dozens of regional artists to display original works during the annual Area Art Show at the Nobles County Art Center.
WORTHINGTON — In recognition of Student Art Month and through the Nobles County Arts Center’s sponsorship, Stephanie and Francisco Ramos visited with Worthington students Friday to talk about art and their work in Paris.
Exhibit includes recent ceramic pieces of Jerry Deuschle
WORTHINGTON — An electrician by trade and artist at heart, Jerry Deuschle has managed to combine his two vocations by teaching in the electrical program and ceramic classes at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Jackson Campus.
Abstract artist James Graham will show, sell work
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus, is hosting an artist talk featuring James Graham from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts.
Worthington students make art projects; interact via video conferencing
WORTHINGTON — Tuesday morning brought a different start to the school day for some Worthington fifth-graders and high school students.
WORTHINGTON — An English teacher by vocation, Judith Edenstrom spent almost 40 years in the classroom, her days focused on literature, grammar, punctuation and writing.
But in her off hours, Edenstrom always explored another interest — art.
Art students from the Area Learning Center stand Tuesday — the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks — with the abstract piece “Black Tuesday,” which approximately 50 ALC students created during the 2011-2012 school year to commemorate the attacks. The work, which was recognized with a Merit Award at April’s Area Art Show at the Nobles County Art Center, currently hangs at the ALC.
Tricia Mikle retired a few years ago after a 27-year stint in the art department at Worthington High School, but she certainly isn’t done teaching or sharing her passion for art.
For instance, on a recent morning she was creating autonomous art with Ellen Baker-Merrigan and her two sons, Stewart, 12, and Sullivan, 10, at the Baker-Merrigan home. A former colleague at WHS, Ellen teaches biology but also enjoys exploring her artistic side.
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