High School Art Student Gets Real-World Experience in Mount Horeb Show | Local education


“I felt like I was drawing the same thing over and over again. I didn’t feel it made sense, ”she said. “I realized that I could use art to communicate things, ideas, opinions and things. It was a very good outlet for me.

The exhibit seeks to balance images with deeper meanings with those that are “more giddy,” such as those featuring vegetables, she said. And while some may see a “body positive” message in some of the pieces, there are other ways to interpret the art, she said.

Student artist Adelaide Arrigoni, left, discusses the exhibit with Sally Leong from Avoca. “It’s fantastic that such a young person is inspired by creative activism,” Leong said.


“It was really important to me that all the colors were thoughtful, thoughtful and pretty exciting,” Adelaide said of the show, which features bright pinks, oranges, greens and reds.

A social distancing artists reception was held outside the exhibition at the end of last month. Prints of some of the art were available for purchase, with 20% of the proceeds going to the Historium’s preservation and education efforts.

“As I walk, I am completely moved by the pictures, messages and words she uses,” said Susan Tweedy of Mount Horeb, who attended the reception with her daughter, Ari.

Ari Tweedy and Benjamin Jaramillo Nicholson have been chosen for the first year of the Student Spotlight Artist program.

Protect the bodies

George Floyd’s portrait of Adelaide Arrigoni includes the “I can’t breathe” line repeated on the wall behind it.


“I can’t believe she could have done it herself and filled this gallery wall and under the same theme,” Ari Tweedy said.


Kayleen C. Rice

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