North Hennepin Community College Features High School Art Exhibit
North Hennepin Community College’s Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery features more than 90 works of high school art from local high schools.
High school art teachers were asked to pick 10 pieces of art for the Northwestern High School Art Exhibition, which are then picked for the show. Anoka, Elk River, Maple Grove, Osseo, Park Center, Parnassus Preparatory, Prairie Seeds Academy, Rogers, St Michael-Albertville and Zimmerman all submitted artwork for the show.
“I think one of the biggest parts of this show is just having the area high school students have the opportunity to bring the work outside of the classroom and bring it to the community space and have it viewed by a much larger audience,” said Josh Woof, gallery director. “In a lot of ways we hope it kind of encourages them to continue this kind of creative process and individual expression of creativity and get feedback from college faculty and community members.”
The exhibit includes sculpture, ceramics, photography and much more.
Woof says viewing the gallery can also give you an idea of how art can teach students to tackle problems with creativity.
“Having that opportunity to think abstractly about hard concepts really helps develop a sense of imagination and innovation,” said Woof. “It helps students problem solve and come up with creative answers.”
The exhibit is up from now until March 4.