Collaboration between the Art and English departments making the event happen

    The Crookston Public Schools Art Department in collaboration with the English Department has teamed up with local artist Trey Everett and will be holding a “Word Art” display on Tuesday, December 11 starting at 5:30pm in the Crookston High School Commons.

    The English classes are working individually on a large piece that relates to a book or subject they have been working on this year, for example, the AP literature and composition class taught by Kristen Alston is drawing ideas from “The Handmaid’s Tale” written by Margaret Atwood.

    Students in Gary Stegman’s classes will each create their own pieces to display, inspired by something of their choice.  

    The display of student art is sponsored by the Northwest Minnesota Arts Grant.

    Trey Everett was involved in a similar project many years ago, with the help of Crookston students, a portrait of Abraham Lincoln was created by students of all ages signing their names and writing words they associated with the 16th President. This portrait stands around 7 feet tall and 5 feet wide.

    It’s being used as inspiration for the English and Art projects.