Friday, January 11, 2013
He’s being recognized with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s ‘Living the Dream’ award and is showing his works in a variety of venues.
You may have caught Jimmy Longoria’s work when it was shown at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. But the Hopkins artist isn’t exactly confined to pristine galleries. He’s best known for using murals to combat gang violence. He partners with residents in rough neighborhoods to paint colorful, swirling murals that make it nearly impossible for gang members to see rival graffiti. Last summer, he worked with Minneapolis’ STEP-UP Summer Jobs Program to help youth develop work skills. He even painted the Obama field office and saw one of his works used on an exclusive batch of messenger bags given to corporate executives. Longoria’s work hasn’t gone unnoticed. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has awarded him this year’s “Living the Dream…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Eleven Hopkins High School students will travel to Ometepe, Nicaragua, to deliver portraits of the children.
(The following announcement comes from Hopkins Public Schools.) On June 14, a delegation of 11 Hopkins High School art and Spanish students will travel to Ometepe, Nicaragua to deliver a cherished keepsake to the children living in the Cicrin Orphanage -- a portrait of each child painted by Hopkins AP art students. High school teacher Randi Rood and Spanish teacher Stephanie Owen-Lyons will accompany the students on this nine-day trip. In addition to personally delivering a portrait to each child, Hopkins students will teach the children how to draw and paint using art supplies generously donated by Triarco Arts and Crafts. Students will then travel to León to live simply with Nicaraguan families. They'll learn folkloric painting and …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Amy Mathews is also a Silver Key Award winner in the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards competition.
Friday, May 4, 2012
(The following news release comes from Hopkins Public Schools.) Hopkins High School senior Amy Mathews won second place in the 2012 Third Congressional District High School Art Competition. Mathews also received a Silver Key Award in the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards competition in the category of drawing. Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. The competition provides an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. The competition is open exclusively to high school students currently in grades 9-12 who must be a …