Marissa Zoubek, Echo Nelson and Cayla Weatherly are the District 728 artists whose work was recognized as their school’s best entrant at a North Hennepin Community College show.
Zoubek, Rogers junior, was recognized for her drawing “Tribal Horse.” (RHS senior Lizzy Meyer got best in show, so the school award went to Zoubek.)
“She has a love of horses,” said Zoubek’s teacher, Su Sebghati. “This comes through in her work. Her strength is in her technical skill and her attention to detail.”
Nelson, Zimmerman senior, was honored for a pendant called “Ancient Dreams,” using oxidized copper, Mookaite jasper, ceramic glass, feathers, and beads.
ZHS art teacher Tina Kryduba describes Echo as “always pushing a little further than the expectations, always willing to grow from one artwork to another, and always willing to challenge herself beyond what others are doing and beyond what she has already done. Her jewelry pieces reflects the time, effort, and thought put into them.”
Weatherly, Elk River senior, got her award for a drawing depicting entertainer Lady Gaga. “She is an exceptional portrait artist,” said Rana Nestrud, ERHS art teacher. This page will have more on Calya next week.
The chosen art work from 11 north metro schools, for the sixth annual North Hennepin High School Student Art Exhibit, was on display through Friday.