PBS eight announces finalists for annual art, photo, essay contestsSome 818 students from 19 area high schools submitted essays and students from 20 area high schools submitted 360 works of art and photography in the “12th Annual PBS eight High School Contest.”
Some 818 students from 19 area high schools submitted essays and students from 20 area high schools submitted 360 works of art and photography in the “12th Annual PBS eight High School Contest.”
The contest theme this year is, “What Inspires You?” The eloquence, honesty and insight of our youth’s response to this question will surprise you and, hopefully, inspire you to support the arts in education.
The exhibit of the 103 selected works of art and photography in the Kruk Gallery at the University of Wisconsin Superior, Holden Fine Arts building on the UWS campus, opens Monday, Feb. 1, and closes with the contest program on Sunday, Feb. 14. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
On Sunday, Feb. 14, the exhibit in the Kruk Gallery opens at 1 p.m. The contest program, which is in the Thorpe Langley Auditorium, second floor of Old Main, UWS campus, begins at 3 p.m. It is free and open to the public, with music performance by the Northern Lights Choir of Hibbing High School, presentation of certificates by the city of Superior, awarding of scholarships, reading of the winning essays, and much more.
From the Carlton County area, art contest finalists include Peter Martin, Dale Wilton, Josh Johnson, Kolten Karppinen and Taylor Cobb, all from AlBrook High School, and Katie Schulz, Saydee Lanes and Cassandra Klatt, all from Cloquet High School.
Local photo contest finalists include Cassie Anthony from Barnum High School; Olivia Blinn, Rachel Smith and Benedict Scheuer, all from Cloquet High School; Patrick Sharkey and Rebecca Sharkey of Esko; and Clayton Lindemood and Emily Johnson, both of Esko High School.
Local essay contest finalists include Collin Goodspeed, Maria Morrisroe, Mackenzie McConnell, Logan Pallin, Brianna Peterson and Lena Swander, all of Cloquet High School; and Rachel Holte and Emily Johnson, both of Esko High School.
The recommended parking lot for the contest celebration on Feb. 14 is Parking Lot 7, behind the Holden Fine Arts Center on Catlin Avenue. Parking is free.
For additional information, contact Dan Corbett, director of lifelong learning, PBS eight, at 218-724-8567, or e-mail email@example.com.