Exploring the world's arts and viewing the masterpieces of renown artists is what the Deuel Art Club members experienced on Friday, October 15th. They embarked on a trip to Minneapolis, MN to visit museums and have a fun learning experience. “I think the club members got a lot out of the trip and hopefully will be able to spark new ideas after seeing the different types of arts there are out there,” Stephanie Stee, President of the art club, said.
Leaving at 6:00 a.m from Clear Lake and arriving to Minneapolis at 10:00 a.m the class was eager to explore after the long drive. The group was chaperoned by Mrs. Barb Miller, art teacher and Art Club supervisor, and Mrs. Aubrey Vanderbush, art student teacher. The agenda included visiting The Institute of Art, eating at the Rock Bottom Cafe, then visiting The Walker museum to view the galleries and the Sculpture Gardens, and finally they headed home around 4:00 p.m. “I'm was most excited to see the Cherry on the Spoon, because it's placed so perfectly by the water and you can see the reflection,” Mrs. Miller said. Each museum had different styles of art and many galleries to view.
“Exposing the Art Club to different types of art out there will help them open their eyes to new and different art they haven't seen before,” Mrs. Miller said. This experience should help the Art Club members to be more familiar with artists and their work. “I thought it was interesting to hear the stories behind different pieces, it makes you appreciate the artist and the masterpiece,” Brandi Hanten, senior art club member, said.
The trip was paid for with money from fundraisers the art club puts on, like: selling Halloween dirt cups, supplying crafts for children at the Harvest Moon Festival, and painting rodeo windows. This was a very beneficial experience for the Art Club members to attend, and all had a very good time!