The Burnett Area Arts Group (BAAG) is resuming its outstanding student art exhibition this year. “We are pleased to once again be able to host this very successful event celebrating student creativity,” said event organizer Deb Norling. “Because of the pandemic, we had to cancel the 2020 and 2021 shows.” More than 300 people attended the 2nd annual fair in 2019, viewing the works of 48 students.
Art teachers help more than three dozen students in grades 9 through 12 from Frederic, Luck, Grantsburg, and Webster schools create and select their work for submission. Mediums include painting, drawing, and three-dimensional art in various formats. BAAG members will organize and hang their works in the Northwest Passage Gallery.
“It’s our way of celebrating National Youth Art Month,” says Norling. “The student work is really amazing. One of the most important skills sought by employers and which the nation needs more than ever is creativity. These young artists are our future.
According to the Scripps Affiliated Medical Group, “Creating art builds self-esteem and provides a sense of accomplishment for adults and children. You don’t need to create a masterpiece to reap the benefits. Create something, enjoy it and discover the mental health benefits of art.
The exhibit at the Northwest Passage Gallery opens Friday evening, March 25 at 5 p.m. with a special recognition ceremony at 6 p.m. attended by 28th Assembly District Representative Gae Magnafici. The exhibition will be in place for one additional day only, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public. The Northwest Passage Gallery is located one mile south of Webster near St. Rd. 35. For more information, email [email protected] or call 608.695.2846.