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Get Inspired by Supporting Local Artists

Aspiring young Golden Valley and Robbinsdale artists put their work on display this month.

If it's been a while since you stimulated your artistic intelligence, why not consider supporting a group of local artists?  There's a unique exhibit just minutes from Golden Valley. 

“This is a great way to brighten up your day," says Katie Miller, who teaches art at all nine elementary schools in the Robbinsdale District.  "Students produce beautiful artwork, and you can see their development and growth.”

Artwork by students from the Robbinsdale District is on display March 2 through April 6 at the Ridgedale Hennepin County Library. The annual show is put together by art and classroom teachers and includes work by students in grades 3-12.

The exhibit includes two-dimensional and three-dimensional student artwork including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, drawing, mixed media and computer generated drawings. 

“It’s pretty cool and now more people can see it,” says Martin Scholl, an 8th grader at Plymouth Middle School, whose picture of a tiger is on display.

At a time when many districts are cutting funding for the arts, Martin's mom says she's encouraged to see the arts program highlighted and believes it helps students consider a future in the arts.

 

“I think this is fantastic," says Karen Scholl. 

For some artists, it's more simple than that.  “It’s fun to explore through all the things to do,” says Abby Sobol about her art class at Neil Elementary.  Abby's in fourth grade, and you can check out her picture of a building when you visit the exhibit.

Artwork is on display during regular library hours, seven days a week until April 6 in both the children and teen book spaces.

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