Open house, artist reception open to public March 30

Artistic Pelican Rapids High School students are displaying work at the Pelican Public Library through the end of this week. 

As a finale to the student art show, there will be an open-house style reception Thursday, March 30, with some snacks and drink from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the library.

There are more than 100 works of art, created by 7-12 grade students. 

“The media covers a wide variety of work, including pencil drawings, oil pastel, mixed media 2D work, cardboard, clay, collage, 7th graders made some awesome work with India ink and ceramic sculptures inspired by antiquities,” said Adam Satterlie, high school art instructor. “8th graders created some work with oil pastels while also creating paintings in different styles of art from the 1800s and 1900s. Drawing students have been buildings skills, making work about their everyday life while also exploring themes of portrait and collage.” 

Many paintings included showcase still life and landscape, while advanced students have more opportunity to guide their own learning through their self-guided portfolios, which are created while following the AP (Advanced Placement) curriculum. 

The children’s section in the library is set up with Viking elementary school work.

Some of the high school work will be prepped for another show in April.