Next year, a pillar at the entrance of Sartell High School will be graced with dazzling, artistic tiles, thanks to a $3,000 artist-in-residency grant for St. Cloud area artist Melissa Gohman.
The Arts Legacy grant was given through the Central Minnesota Arts Board to Sartell High School.
Gohman will conduct a mosaic residency with students in grades 9-12. Activities will include a historical overview of mosaic art and geometric tiles in Islamic and Spanish art, materials safety, a personal project, and the designing and installation of a large group mosaic on the pillar at the school’s entrance.
Throughout the process, students will create a video journal from start to finish in order to document how public art is created.
The Central Minnesota Arts Board supports collaborative and innovative arts projects through partnerships and financial investments in Stearns, Benton, Sherburne and Wright counties. It is one of 11 regional arts councils designated by the Minnesota State Arts Board.