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Morgan Grim wins $10,000 art scholarship

Senior Morgan Grim is exited by receiving a $10,000 art scholarship from Bergen Scholarship, for her photography skills.

Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor

May 9, 2019

Well-rounded senior Morgan Grim grew up with a love of art. Just about a month ago, Grim was surprised with a $10,000 art scholarship from Berggren Scholarships. With the scholarship she will attend the University of Minnesota Duluth where she will continue making art. Grim grew up creating her own art. She s...

Staff Editorial: keep budget cuts away from classroom

Photo by Paige Sanders

Pony Express Staff

December 17, 2018

Due to a $2.5 million deficit for the 2019-20 school year, board members are working to reduce expenses.  Thousands of people will be impacted in the district next year as tough decisions will be made to cut the budget. Board members should aim to make cuts that have the least impact on student learning. Programs,...

AP Studio Art creates portfolios

Senior Andrea Gomez Molano working on a piece for her portfolio. “I want people to realize that my country and my home is so much more than just war and drug trafficking, it is really important for me to show that in every one of my pieces,” Gomez Molano says.

Hannah Drake, Print Editor-In-Chief

February 10, 2017

Artistically talented students have a special opportunity. Students who excel and who are passionate about their art work have a chance to take part in the AP Studio Art (APSA) class taught by Carey Nisi. This class focuses on four main ideas: a student’s commitment to experience the technical, formal and expressive means of their own ar...

High School Visual Arts contest presents new opportunities for students

The winners of the contest pose with bright beaming smiles after awards were called. From left to right: junior Sam Distefano, senior Anna Craggs, and senior Caitlin Rademacher. “I was really excited about winning! I honestly didn’t think I would but I am very happy to be up here with all the other amazing talent,” Distefano said.

Lily Marchan, Online Editor

May 5, 2016

The White Bear Center for the Arts (WCBA) sponsored a High School Visual Arts contest. Students from the Northeast Metro in grades 9-12th were invited to enter original pieces of art in this juried art show that also had cash prizes for exemplary pieces. With encouragement from art teacher, Car...

Delacroix exhibit brings Minneapolis world class art

MIA showcases works that they have obtained over the 100 years that they have been open.

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor

December 22, 2015

Eugène Delacroix has been inspiring artists for hundreds of years. His work helped transform art forever. From Oct. 18, 2015 to Jan. 10, 2016 the Minneapolis Institute of Art is giving guests the chance to witness Delacroix's work and the work of those inspired by him. 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the MIA and to cele...

Nisi deals with newly enlarged class sizes

Joe Rice, Team Lead Editor

November 11, 2014

Clay and photography teacher Carey Nisi is one the many teachers dealing with larger than average class sizes this year. Nisi has been teaching for over 15 years and she says that this year's class sizes are some of the largest she has seen thus far. With the help of her fellow art teaching colleagues,...

Students and staff help Nisi battle cancer

Jasmine Hearne

November 1, 2013

“A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug,” said famous American actress, Patricia Neal. Cancer often causes victims to distance themselves from society as they take the time to rest and recover. However,  Carey Nisi sees her interaction with her students a...

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