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District 191 Children’s Art Show will take place at Ames gallery

A Children’s Art Show, featuring work from elementary students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, will take place from Feb. 28 to April 29 (closed March 7, 14 and 21 and April 3, 4, 10 and 11), in the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville.

The exhibit features over 100 selected pieces of artwork by students in kindergarten through grade 5 from all 10 elementary schools in District 191. There will be drawings, paintings, mixed media, and a variety of three-dimensional works.

“The Ames Center show is always a ‘must see’ for our staff and students”, said Sara Merkel, art teacher at Hidden Valley Elementary School and organizer of the event. "It is exciting as an art teacher to see how our students grow artistically through the year. We see an expansion in their ideas and in their technical ability; this annual exhibition provides an opportunity for them to see their hard work come to fruition. We can all be very proud of their artistic accomplishments.”

In addition to Merkel, elementary art teachers are Dan Risinger (William Byrne, Rahn), Kathryn Petri (Harriet Bishop, Vista View), Kelly Knott (Marion W. Savage, Edward Neill), Jill Derouin (Sioux Trail, Rahn, William Byrne), Mara Schriver (Gideon Pond, Edward Neill), Kelly Rae Vo (Vista View, William Byrne), and Micayla Irmiter (Sky Oaks, Marion W. Savage).

The Ames gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. There is no charge to view the exhibit.

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 11:01