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Paint nights spur ingenuity

Paint nights spur ingenuity

Maggie Klaers

March 25, 2019

Many people believe that artistic ability is a genetically built-in talent, when in fact most of the skills involved in art come from practice and repetition. Even so, art isn’t meant only for those with the dexterity to turn their own artistic vision into a reality, it is meant for everyone. A ...

The Nest displays amatuer art

The Nest displays amatuer art

Ben Sanford

March 12, 2019

After hearing about a way to showcase her art at the Nest, junior Lauren Schmelzer jumped at the opportunity. In previous years, Schmelzer has had to sell her own art in person. “(My mom) told me I could have my art sitting (at the Nest), because I don’t really like to be sitting at a booth for ...

Artist uses beeswax to raise environmental awareness

Artist uses beeswax to raise environmental awareness

Noah Orloff

March 3, 2019

With the viewpoint of pollinators in mind, mixed-media artist Jodi Reeb said she created her exhibition with the goal of spreading information about environmental issues. “I wanted to create some artwork that would call attention or raise awareness about the dilemma that is happening with our bees,...

36 Arts basics quiz

36 Arts basics quiz

February 21, 2019

With the school year over halfway done, work on learning about some of the foundational knowledge about 36 Arts, Park’s student artwork magazine.   Loading 36 Arts var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-409982"), "quiz", "4099...

‘Follow This Line’ leads visitors into architectural art

‘Follow This Line’ leads visitors into architectural art

Izzy Kanne

November 4, 2018

The Walker Art Center’s newest exhibit, “Follow This Line” by Siah Armajani, incorporates his work as an architect into the field of exhibition artwork. The pieces grow in size and detail as you go up each level of the building, and the ideas deepen along with them. Armajani is known best for his ...

Ilsa Olsen’s art places third at State Fair

Ilsa Olsen’s art places third at State Fair

Noah Orloff

October 2, 2018

Senior Ilsa Olsen said enthusiasm was her first reaction after receiving the news that she had placed third in a State Fair art competition. “I was really excited. I was actually at tennis practice, so I think it gave me a boost of energy there and I was just really happy,” Olsen said. Senior Marian M...

Club moves in new direction

Club moves in new direction

Marta Hill

May 31, 2018

Nearing the end of her senior year, senior Chava Buchbinder said 36 Arts is important to the school because many students are interested in art. “(36 Arts is important) because there are always going to be people who want to do art, and I think having a space for them to come to to talk about a...

City and school calendar art competition comes to a close

City and school calendar art competition comes to a close

Sofia Seewald

May 11, 2018

Contest meant to showcase unique art of St. Louis Park

Exhibit manufactures new from old

Exhibit manufactures new from old

Emma Yarger

May 8, 2018

Even for long-time modern art lovers this small exhibit, “The Way Things Go” could be easily overlooked and underestimated. “The Way Things Go” is featured at the Walker Art Center and consists of one large room with sculptures, wall-hanging art pieces and two side rooms with videos. The main ro...

Senior designs art for rappers

Senior designs art for rappers

Maggie Klaers

May 7, 2018

What kind of art do you do? I like to draw, but what I’m trying to pursue is graphic design. Do you see yourself pursuing this as a career after high school?  Yes, certainly. That’s why right now I’m trying to get my foot in the door, because I want to make this a career when I leave...

Portraits by Drawing and Illustration class

Portraits by Drawing and Illustration class

Nietzsche Deuel

April 17, 2018

Art teacher Martha Ortman said she decided to have her students draw portraits of of people who made contributions to the black community after meeting with her equity coach. “This year I met with my equity coach and asked him how I could infuse equitable teaching with a racially conscious lense and d...

Senior expresses passion through spray painting

Senior expresses passion through spray painting

Sumaya Mohamed

March 22, 2018

Inspired to make an impact in people's’ lives, senior Aramis Nolen said he plans to pursue a career in art.   “I like to change peoples lives somehow someway. That’s my purpose,” Nolen said. “I don’t have a clear plan yet but I just feel like if I get enough tools I’d be pretty set. It...

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