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District 191 children’s art show opens April 6 at Ames Center

District 191 children’s art show opens April 6 at Ames Center

The annual children’s art show, featuring work from elementary students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, opens Thursday, April 6.

The opening reception will take place on April 6 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and the show runs through May 19 at the Ames Center,12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville. 

The exhibit features more than 100 selected pieces of artwork by students in kindergarten through grade 5 from eight elementary schools in District 191. There will be drawings, paintings, mixed media and a variety of three-dimensional works.

“The Ames Center show is always a ‘must see’ for our One91 community. It’s an opportunity for us to showcase and celebrate our students’ hard work and creativity” said Sara Merkel, art teacher at Hidden Valley Elementary School and organizer of the event.

In addition to Merkel, elementary art teachers are Malorie Binn (Edward Neill, Vista View), Mara Schriver (Gideon Pond, One91 Virtual Academy), Taylor Rizo (Harriet Bishop), Kelly Knott (Sky Oaks), Maria Starkey (Rahn, Vista View) and Kelly Rae Vo (William Byrne).

The Ames Center gallery is open Wednesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge to view the exhibit.