Four of the five student artists with their pieces for the ZED Traveling Art Show. From left, Abigail Lilledahl, Braedon Dostal, Kasey Kehl and Logan Round. Missing is Mariah Lang. Photo submitted.
By Cassandra Churchward,
This week the ZED Traveling Art Show has come to Triton Public School District. ZED stands for Zumbro Education District, which aims to help the school districts in the area.
What exactly is the Art Show? Well the ZED Traveling Art Show is where students from different school districts give an art piece that will travel to other schools. This is something new for Triton's new art teacher, Ms. Ehlert. To Ms. Ehlert to see a community come together like it does for the ZED Art Show is one of the reasons why she became a teacher. In an interview she had said about the show, "It takes team effort and everyone has been helping out."
To follow the guidelines that teachers themselves have for picking students she picked students that were in her class based on work that she liked. Every teacher picks five students for one piece to be in the show. This year there was a variety of media that were picked were picked from one of Ms. Elhert's first semester classes. The students that she picked were Mariah Lang, Logan Round, Kasey Kehl, Braedon Dostal, and Abbie Lilledahl.
Mariah Lang, who is an eighth grader this year, drew a piece called "Futuristic Compass" done in watercolor. When asked if she had any set idea of what she was going to do she answered, "I don't know I just thought I'd draw up some colors and see how it went."
Logan Round, a sophomore, did a piece made from pastel and color pencils called "Madness of Alice" based off Alice in Wonderland. He had played the video game based off the classic character, watched some of the movies, and read the book. So when he was thinking of a project to do it seemed pretty obvious on what he was going to do.
Kasey Kehl, a sophomore, wanted to do something different and she thought of a song she had listened to earlier called Joker's Wild. The name of the song gave her a name of the for her art piece "Joker's Wild" and a well set idea of what to draw, but instead of drawing a clown she drew a jester. When asked if there was anything else she'd like to add she decided to say something to artists out there that they should always let your imagination roam farther than ever before.
Braedon Dostal, a junior, decided to draw "Breakfast of Champions" done in the style of art called pop art. He was inspired by an artist Andy Warhol who had done a famous art piece called "Campbell's Soup Cans." What gave him the idea to do his piece which has two bananas on it? Well he thought of how he used to have bananas for breakfast almost every day over the summer.
Abigail Lilledahl sketched a piece of an old man's hands called "Generation's Grasp." She likes drawing realistic things and wrinkles because of the details.
The ZED art show has left Triton Public Schools, but it will be going to other schools until April 8, when those who participated in the show are expected to pick up their work.