Young artists in residence show off their skills
By Barbie Porter
Some Frazee Elementary students were put to the task of creating artwork for a contest hosted by Lions Clubs in the area.
For decades, Lions Clubs have sponsored a contest asking students to create a peace poster. The poster comes with a theme and students are put to the task of creating artwork that shares the contest’s message. This year, Frazee Lion Karlene Negen explained the theme used had to do with challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and recoginzed the impotance of people celebrating the things that keep them all connected.
The Lions picked winners, who will then go onto the district competition. The winners were Aynslee Johannsen, Neveah Wirth and Cassandra Puttbrese. The three ladies received a $50 gift certificate from the Lions Club.
Art teacher Linda Beilke said her students impressed her with their talents this year.
“The compositions of each were well developed with images and symbolism, demonstrating the theme of ‘we are all together,’” Beilke said. The posters also showed a great deal of skill in their unique drawings and layering of colors and shadows. I’m very happy for them and proud of their accomplishments.”