Student art installed at Roseville Library

Roseville Area Schools students have a unique opportunity to showcase their talent while also sparking community discussions about cultural expectations at one of the busiest public libraries in the state.

Join us on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Ramsey County Roseville Library as we unveil “Artful Journeys,” a collaborative art project created by Roseville Area Schools students and two visiting teaching artists.

Students and teaching artists Wing Young Huie and Peyton Russell will be available to share about their experiences working on the art projects.

The Artful Journeys project brought culturally relevant teaching artists into schools to expose students to unique learning experiences that allowed them to embrace their own cultural heritage and helped guide dialogue around difference, both within the school community and in the community at large. The works of art that came from Artful Journeys are designed to spark conversation about social and cultural expectations and individual experiences.

Roseville Area High School and Fairview Alternative High School students worked with artist Peyton Russell to create large-scale graffiti art. Using typography as the basis of learning, Russell helped students explore the history and culture of graffiti while creating and experimenting with graffiti styles, lettering, and painting techniques. The final graffiti artwork will be hung in the teen room at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville.

Roseville Area Schools sixth graders and Fairview Alternative High School students worked with renowned photographer Wing Young Huie on his chalkboard project. Through the project, students learned photography and composition skills while exploring how visual imagery and media shapes who we are and how we think of ourselves. Selected student pieces will be hung in the Community Program Room.

The two art projects that will be installed at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville were made possible through a Minnesota State Arts Board Learning Grant.

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