Archive for the ‘Art Club’ Category

Creative Canvases

Creative Canvases

By Connor Bilden In Mount Vernon art is a big part of the community. As you’re driving east of Cedar Rapids on Highway 30 into Mount Vernon, you will more than likely see Grant Wood’s American Gothic painted on the side of a barn since 2008. About a mile after that barn you will see […]

Dawa Journeys into Art for Inspiration

Dawa Journeys into Art for Inspiration

By Blaine Schumacher It was missing something. The proportions, structure, and detail was all there, but something was still off about it. No one in the room could quite get what it needed but after some thought the creator did. He grabbed a few oil colors and started mixing. After 10 minutes the solution was […]

Art Students Visit Kansas City

Art Students Visit Kansas City

By Summer Sampson Art students of all grades took a field trip to Kansas City, visiting the Kemper museum, the Nelson Museum, and the Kansas City Art Institute. The students also walked around Kansas City, drank coffee, and enjoyed the fun little shops and neat architecture. Sophomore, Alanah Malone, said that this was “definitely a […]

The Competitive Side of Art

The Competitive Side of Art

  By Maggie Dale He narrows his eyes, concentrating first on the photograph in front of him, then on the crisp sheet of paper laid out on the table. As he carefully sketches the lines, the shape of a hand begins to appear. Senior Journey Dawa bases his drawing, depicting a pair of weathered hands […]

Seven Students Attend National Portfolio Day

Seven Students Attend National Portfolio Day

By Laura Adrian Freshman Kate Margheim was shocked at the abundance of art-related buildings and businesses that she and the other students found while walking through the streets of Milwaukee for National Portfolio Day. “Literally there was art everywhere. Y ou glance up–art gallery! You look over there–another art gallery! You look the other way–art […]

Mount Vernon Students Add Color to Chalk the Walk

Mount Vernon Students Add Color to Chalk the Walk

By Chelsea Wallace Chalk the Walk is an annual event held in uptown Mount Vernon. Artists from around the area have a sponsored where they make artwork out of chalk. This year’s featured artist was Maggie Lynott, a freshman at MVHS. This is the tenth anniversary for Chalk the Walk. Every year there is a […]

Art Club Italy Trip Slideshow

Art Club Italy Trip Slideshow

Slideshow by Cassidy Steines – Photos by Cassidy Steines, Emma Conroy, Tawnua Tenley, Laurie Zaiger, and Kaitlin Grief – This past summer, members of the Art Club traveled to Italy along with many other schools from Eastern Iowa.  The trip included visits to Rome, Florence, Padua, Venice, Assisi, Pompeii, and the Capri Islands.