Public Art at South Ridge

South Ridge Art students created two new works of public art to enrich our life at South Ridge School. 2016 Seniors Krystal Karppinen, Mallory Thibault, Reid Clark, Lindsey Weme and Spencer Stroschein all added their ideas in creating two public art works. The first is the large sign out in the football/baseball ball park. The sign is beautifully painted and includes the panther claw marks.

The second work is on the windows near “The Jungle” Credit Union. After researching the theme, taking into consideration input from the client, students designed and painted the windows in an effort to make the Credit Union more inviting and private. Their proposal was approved by the Credit Union Manager, South Ridge administration, maintenance and a number of senior art students.

Creating public art enriches the community and reflects who we are to our community at large. It is a wonderful opportunity.0197fe13fac904d5a4de0e4fbe87229833e51cb17f

Minnesota State Arts Board Awards Arts Learning grant to South Ridge School

We are thrilled to have again received the MSAB Arts learning grant for 2016-2017. This grant provides funding to support for programming in the 3-4th gra classrooms, afterschoolSTEAM (3-7th) and 7th grade art class. Students retell traditional stories through theatre. Writing activities and theatre games provide skills towards a successful theatre production. Additional support is provided through the National Endowment for the Arts, the Legacy Fund of Minnesota, American Indian Student Services and the Northland Learning Center. Additional support is still needed.

It is a wonderful experience to work with other students and staff in a creative effort such as this. If your child is in these grades please watch for information coming home early in the Fall on how your child can participate.IMG_0004 IMG_0005 IMG_1568

South Ridge Art Students Participate in “Empty Bowl”

Empty Bowl, Duluth MN
Empty Bowl, Duluth MN

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 • 10 am–6:30 pm
The Depot, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth

Empty Bowl benefits Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank, providing food for more than 4.2 million meals annually to people in need throughout northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.
Enjoy a delicious soup meal FREE of charge. Buy beautiful handmade bowls for just $20 each.

South Ridge 9-12 Sculpture and 7th grade Design students are creating bowls to donate to the local Empty Bowl fundraiser for our area Food Shelf. One bowl/student will be given to the fundraiser which in turn will be sold for $20. The money will go into our local food shelf account.

The event is an annual fundraiser. Local chefs donate a variety of soups and bread which people purchase with their choice of bowl. The goal is not only to support the food shelf program, but a way for the local arts communities to give of themselves. Many families are struggling to feed themselves. As a community we want to do what we can to make life a bit better for all.

Open clay studio at South Ridge HS Art studio open Tuesday’s after school, March 22nd and April 5th.