Students at Lake of the Woods High School in Baudette, Minnesota have new opportunities for unique, hands-on arts experiences thanks to Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants awarded through the Region 2 Arts Council.
Students enrolled in Deb Carlson’s art classes at Lake of the Woods High School recently completed an Artist in Residence Project with Nevis mosaic artist, Marsha Wolff. Wolff worked for two weeks with students on large scale mosaics. Students worked in groups of four on mosaic pieces that had personal meaning to the individuals in the group. Cooperation, collaboration, creativity, and patience were key components in the projects. The completed mosaics will be hung around the school, adorning it for years to come.
The Lake of the Woods Senior Class Trip will include a viewing of the musical “Footloose” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre thanks to the grant written by Senior Class Advisor Don Krause. The Senior Class Trip always includes a tour of the Minnesota State Capitol Building and other historic sites, but thanks to the Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant from R2AC, Lake of the Woods seniors will have the opportunity to see professional theatre as well!
Opportunities such as working with a professional artist and experiencing live, professional theatre may not present themselves frequently, but they have lasting, positive impacts on individuals and communities. Congratulations to Deb Carlson and Don Krause for making art a part of their students’ experiences. Their dedication to including art in their programming positively impacts the young people in Baudette and the greater community as well!