Student art show goes coast to coast

The art work of students at Minden Elementary School makes it look like that they've been everywhere, man. Across the desert bare, man. To breathe the mountain air, man. Their art will take you everywhere.

The theme of Tuesday's art show is "America: Coast to Coast," and the public is invited to see the work created by every class in the school.

Students have illustrated their studies of America with pastels of southwest deserts, line art of Nevada animals, silhouettes of sunsets, colorful drawings and paintings of New York, San Francisco and Lake Tahoe.

Douglas schools have the benefit of one art teacher per school for part of the school year. In just a few months, art teacher Shannon Sedlock's students transformed their school into a place where they are surrounded by art every day. Sedlock's next stop is Gardnerville Elementary School.

Each hallway is a gallery. One class gives their impressions of Grant Wood's "American Gothic." In "Tornado Alley," another class gives the viewer an idea of what it's like to be inside the tornado that landed Dorothy in the land of Oz.

During the night of the show, the art room will feature black lights and fluorescent-colored art work of monster bees and wire figures of UFOs and butterflies.

The art show is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Minden Elementary .


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