Friday, February 11, 2011

Crookston Artists

Artist in the Schools: Trey Everett helps students make pen and ink come alive


Natalie J. Ostgaard

rey Everett has (from left) Chris Ibarra, Gabe Montieth and Mandy Von Reuden add their own text to the large text-within-outline mural that’s been accumulating all week at Highland School.


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By Natalie J. Ostgaard, City Editor
Posted Feb 11, 2011 @ 01:34 PM
Thanks to a grant from Minnesota Northwest Arts Council, Crookston Artist Trey Everett is working with students at Highland and the high school this week to help them produce original pieces of pen and ink artwork, the goal being “to help students gain confidence and take pride in their abilities and unique creativity.” All that's needed to express yourself is a pen and paper, he says.

Everett has been concentrating primarily on students in fourth grade on up, helping them create age-appropriate unique pictures made up of text within an outline. Beth McDougall, retired Highland fifth-grade teacher who specializes in art, has assisted by working with second and third grade students on creating realistic self-portaits.

A culmination of the students’ work will take place this evening (Feb. 11) in the form of an art show in the CHS  commons, in conjunction with the Artist Series concert, from 6 to 9 p.m. The show is free of charge and open to the public.

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