Marker and acrylic pour on board, “Open Your Mind” by student Laila Hanson.
Marker and acrylic pour on board, “Open Your Mind” by student Laila Hanson.
Lanesboro Arts is proud to present the Annual Juried High School Art Show from Jan. 8 through 23, showcasing artworks by 9 to 12th grade students from Chatfield, Fillmore Central, Lanesboro and Rushford-Peterson High Schools. The show features a variety of art projects, including those in ceramics, acrylics, pastels, ink, pencil, photography and mixed media sculpture.
Lanesboro Public Schools Visual Arts and Journalism Teacher Stena Lieb touts the show’s role in developing young artists. “Some students who choose to participate may not be very confident in their skills and are afraid to show off their work. In our art classes, we work on building confidence and trying new mediums. The show at Lanesboro Arts helps to prove that these student artists can achieve what they put their minds to.”
“At Lanesboro Arts, we’re thrilled to provide a professional gallery experience for our local student artists,” said Gallery Director Kris Viesselman. 
The show opens with a celebratory artist reception (masks required) from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8. Visitors will get a chance to talk to the student artists while viewing the work. Always free and open to the public, gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or by appointment). Masks are required in the gallery and visitors are limited to one social unit in the gallery at one time. 
The exhibit is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. For more information visit www.lanesboroarts.org, call 507-467-2446 or email gallery@lanesboroarts.org. The exhibition gallery is located at 103 Parkway Avenue North in Lanesboro.