Young artists from the community started displaying their work on January 17 in the fourth annual Winona Area Home-school Art Exhibit. The event, hosted by the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA), is be held at the Valéncia Arts Center, located at 1164 West Howard Street.
The walls in Galleria Valéncia will be filled with artwork from home-schooled students in the Winona area. The artists, who range in age from three to 15 years old, used a variety of media, subject matters, and artistic techniques. Paint pouring, string art, oil pastel drawing, watercolor painting, and photography are just a few of the creative ways the student artists used to express themselves.
The exhibit can be viewed through the end of January during regular business hours on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
A generous donation from the Elizabeth Callender King Foundation helped supply a new hanging rail system to display the art. Participating artists are: James Bickerstaff, John Paul Bickerstaff, Auric Gotz, Kinsey Keeling, Gregory Martin, Leonarde Martin, Louis Martin, Isaac Meinke, Preston Meinke, Madeline Modjeski, Iliana Rickert, Luke Rickert, Laura Schleich, Seamus Schwaba, Aviya Swagger, Isaias Swagger, Sam Swagger, Abby Thurmer, and William Thurmer.