Students explore ag heritage through art

Klahre House students unveil works April 8

“GROW,” one of four panels in a woodblock piece created by Klahre House students.

“GROW,” one of four panels in a woodblock piece created by Klahre House students.

Klahre House Alternative School students, using a grant from the Hood River Cultural Trust, have produced a challenging art project they will unveil on April 8.

Teams of students worked collaboratively to make individual linoleum cut block prints that also work together to print as a larger block of four.

Continuing their artistic explorations into local history and agriculture, they titled the project “Present Day WPA: Exploring Our Agricultural Heritage Through Art.”

This is the students’ third project with artist-in-residence Kelsey Mosley.

The public is invited to the opening of an exhibit of their artwork at the Hood River Library’s conference room on Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m., where the artwork will be on display throughout the month of April.

Students had this to say about the project:

  • “We make art because it’s a way of expressing ideas and ways of life, and everyone can talk to each other with art; there is no language.”
  • “We brainstormed ideas and collaborated as well as finding different ways we could all contribute to putting our different kind of art together on linocut blocks.”
  • “The techniques we used in our project was individually using our own art skills and collaborating them all together in one project.”

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