Jan 01

Art on Display

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Over the course of the coming week, Holy Family artists will have their pieces displayed in three exhibits– the Holy Family Spring Art Show held in the school’s bus lobby next Thursday and Friday, and two hosted by organizations outside of the building, going on now.

Over 100 pieces of ceramic, painting, drawing, photography, and video will be on display in the hallways on Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28. The show will remain open for guests attending the Friday music concert held in the Performance Center.

The artwork of twenty Holy Family students is currently on display at Charter Bank High School Art Exhibit at its Chanhassen branch until April 28. There is a special artist reception on Sunday, April 23, from Noon-1:30 p.m.

Ten additional Holy Family student pieces are part of this year’s Third Congressional District High School Art Competition and Exhibition hosted by Congressman Erik Paulsen. Their works and those of students from ten area high schools are available to view now through April 24 in the lobby of the Bloomington Center for the Arts. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works will be on display for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

Ms. Gamble encourages students to enter art shows and exhibitions, stating, “The semester art shows held on campus in the winter and spring are a great way for family, friends, staff, and students to see the work of our students. Taking it outside of our building gives students an opportunity to have their art seen by a much broader audience. Being selected to be in exhibits such as these is an incredible honor for our students and our school.”

 

 

 

 

Jan 01

Students recognized with Scholastic Art Awards

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 Holy Family artists submitted a variety pieces to the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards and several pieces are winners of Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention awards.  The Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards have recognized the ingenuity, vision, and talent of America’s youth since 1923. The numbers of participants has increased ever since their inception.

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Jan 01

Student artists contribute to Empty Bowls fundraiser

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Holy Family students artists will once again contribute to PROP’s Empty Bowls fundraising efforts. Proceeds from this event help to alleviate hunger in our local communities. Run by People Reaching Out to People (PROP), Holy Family began participating in 2012 and has continued to do so every year since. According to PROP, “Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level.”

PROP began in 1971, when an Eden Prairie pastor asked Gerry Beckmann and others to make Thanksgiving food contributions to local needy families. The organization has grown in scope and participation since then, but at its heart the goal is the same.

For this particular project, students at local schools make clay bowls on the wheel at school and donate them to Empty Bowls. Here at Holy Family, students can make bowls for the next few weeks after school on Mondays and Tuesdays. The goal is to create 100 bowls to donate. All students and staff are invited to participate.

The event itself is free, and will take place on February 21st at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie from 11am – 1:30pm and 4pm – 7pm. At the event, you receive one of the hand made bowls with soup served in it. The food is donated by local restaurants. Attendees get to keep the bowl, which was made by an artist from the local community.

In addition to the food, there will be entertainment and a silent auction. A donation is asked for but not required. The donations assist PROP in their service of over 1,100 families in the Southwest Metro. Nearly half of those PROP provides food service to are under the age of 17.

Anyone interested in helping should stop by the art room after school and check it out. Help glazing the bowls will be needed closer to February.

You can find more information about the event HERE.