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Land O' Lakes Arts celebrates Youth Art Month Submitted: 03/22/2017

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LAND O' LAKES - Picasso, Van Gough, and even Andy Warhol all had to start somewhere.

This month Land O' Lakes Arts displays local students' artwork in a gallery in honor of Youth Art Month. The gallery holds 112 different art pieces from students ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade.


Many kids from the Land O' Lakes area were more than happy to paint, draw, or even hot glue a piece of artwork for National Youth Art Month.

Land O' Lakes Arts Program director Wendy Powalisz believes that when children make art, they get to express themselves in new ways.

"We're working both sides of the brain when we're doing art. We are using skills that we don't normally use regularly in academic school," said Powalisz.

Powalisz thinks taking art classes and being creative can correlate with other subjects.

"We become more inventive and we are able to use science and math within art as well," said Powalisz.

Local eighth-grade student Maddie Indermuele says art boosts her confidence.

"I love having my art displayed here. It just makes it neat to see it actually framed from LOLA and it looks professional. Art is a really big part of just growing up because there's art in everything," said Indermuele.

Third-grader Autumn Thompson agrees art is everywhere. She turned an old shoe box into her dream house.

"She also helped me cut open the side so that I could go inside to play in there with my Barbie and stuff," said Thompson.

Land O' Lakes Arts chooses one student's art from each grade to be displayed and sold on note cards.

Autumn was one of those winners with her flower picture. In addition to the note cards, people can also purchase the original copies of the student's artwork.








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