Visiting artist Mikha Dominguez joined MTS Secondary middle and high school art classes to create artwork that will be featured in their Art Shanty Project, “La Casa de los Sueños de Colores.” Students contributed by created ocean themed paintings on canvas and using recycled materials to decorate a forest of colorful trees.
The Art Shanties will be on display on frozen Bdé Umán/Lake Harriet on the weekends during January 27 –February 11, between 10am and 4pm. This is a very fun event, celebrating winter, art and community, all on a frozen lake. If you get a chance you should visit and see the students’ work out in Minnesota winter. There are a number of activities, performances and events.
The Art Shanty Project is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2024. You can read more about the project and see the schedule of events here: https://artshantyprojects.org/2024-program-overview/.
Mikha’s artist website:
MTS Secondary is known for its dedication to art and creativity. With its art studio centered in the school, one wall made completely of glass allows the entire café area to be open to the creative work happening inside. Students can be found creating all the time. MTS Secondary also houses music studios, digital arts, even a podcast studio dedicated to students learning to express themselves in amazing ways.
MTS Secondary makes community connections all the time. There are numerous visiting artists and students display their art in the community, particularly at the local coffee shop, Wildflyer. Wildflyer coffee is currently displaying 7th and 8th grade 3D collages!