Student artists Zoubek, Nelson, Weatherly get recognition at North Hennepin show

Marissa Zoubek of Rogers with her award-winning piece featuring her favorite subject.

Marissa Zoubek of Rogers with her award-winning piece featuring her favorite subject.


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.)

Echo Nelson's pendant was chosen as Zimmerman's best entrant.

Echo Nelson’s pendant was chosen as Zimmerman’s best entrant.

“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.”

Echo Nelson, Zimmerman

Echo Nelson, Zimmerman

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.”

Cayla Weatherly, Elk River

Cayla Weatherly, Elk River

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.

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