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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

New art teacher paints a future with Park

New art teacher paints a future with Park

Aidan Shafton November 1, 2022

When did you start becoming interested in art? I started getting into art when I was in high school. People tell me that it was even younger than that but that's the earliest that I remember being into...

Art club president Sophia Jerney creates posters with other art club members. Art club meets every Tuesday in B114 (pottery room)

Art club welcomes everyone

Ivan Zank, Anisa Kahin, Nafisa Kahin, and Liz Williams October 14, 2022

As a member of the Art Club, Marisa Peck says that art club is a space where students can be their most creative selves, make bonds and try new skills. Art Club was officially started two years ago, but...

Junior Abigail Christiansen works in a sketchbook on March 14. Christiansen also paints and creates digital artwork.

Creativity brings fulfillment for junior

Danny Shope April 1, 2022

What kind of art do you do? I do a couple different types. I mostly do digital art, but I also do some traditional pen and paper or pencil and paper (artwork). I’ve also done a bit of painting. Over...

Students artwork displayed at Normandale Colleges art show. The art show ran from mid-February to late March.

Students’ art hosted at exhibit

Serena Bovee March 24, 2022

At Normandale Community College, there is an ongoing art fair with art pieces made by students from surrounding high schools, and six of Park's students were featured in the fair. These pieces were shown...

Student-made mural displayed in the C1 hallway March 16.  Mural by Ora Raymond.

The art of being creative

Tobias Khabie and Lily Nugteren March 23, 2022

For those who have trouble conventionally conveying their thoughts and feelings, art has become an increasingly popular form of self-expression. Whether it be through drawing, painting, sculpting or other...

Photo Illustration by Lauren Thon

Lack of murals lead to outdated hallways

Crystal Diaz October 28, 2021

Art brings people together and represents the school’s community. However, Park doesn’t showcase much art around the building. The architectural vibe is more 1980’s. That is because the C1 and B2...

The Dakota-Edgewood trial bridge is currently under construction May 17. The bridge will have an art wall created by groups that identify as Dakota tribe.

Dakota-Edgewood bridge to feature Native artwork

Sophia Curran-Moore May 18, 2021

Park Friends of the Arts Director Jamie Marshall said he got involved in the Dakota-Edgewood project because he is optimistic Park residents will be touched by the work. “I hope it will create opportunities...

Fair use from the Walker Art Center.

Virtual exhibitions prove insightful, engaging

Ben Sanford January 27, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the arts have taken some of the biggest hits financially. With live theater put on complete hold and museums and art centers being empty for months, it's clear COVID-19’s...

Fair use from Minneapolis Institute of Art. This is a woodblock print using ink and color called The Sky is Aflame by Hagiwara Hideo.

Hideo Hagiwara portrays beautiful abstract artwork

Elena Ortiz-Fishman November 19, 2020

Displayed at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Hideo Hagiwara’s works express powerful modern statements. When viewing “Abstract Prints by Hagiwara Hideo,” I was impressed by his use of style,...

Isabel Nathan

Art teacher adjusts to distance pottery classes

Isabel Nathan November 1, 2020

Art teacher Angela Jacobs said she faced a difficult challenge as the 2020-2021 school year began when she had to figure out how to teach pottery, one of the most hands-on classes, in a distance learning...

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