Travis Nemec, a 10th-grader at Albert Lea High School, used pencil, eraser and shading tools to create “Defend Against the Darkness.” “This piece depicts Master Chief from the Halo video game series. I have always liked to play video games. It’s pretty cool,” Nemec said about the piece. – Provided
Hailey Perkins, an 11th-grader at Albert Lea High School, used watercolors and pencil to create “Capture Every Moment.” “I painted this picture because I love the way cameras look and I love to draw people. I like the difference in the shading. I also needed something to paint for a project,” Perkins said about the piece. – Provided
Carly Adams, an 11th-grader at Albert Lea High School, used watercolors, Prismacolor pencils and pencil to create “Who I Am.” “My work is about who I am as a person and how it represents me. The piece also represents what I am interested in doing now and in the future,” Adams said about the piece. – Provided
Chloe Braden, a 12th-grader at Albert Lea High School, used a 2B semi-hex drawing pencil, shader and colored pencil to create “The Raven.” “I drew this because I’ve always liked drawing and I want to get better because I am going to be a tattoo artist in a few months,” Braden said about the piece.
Tree Zar, a 9th grader at Albert Lea High School, used colored pencils, markers and pencil to create “The Little Green Eyed Girl.” “We worked on drawing portraits in class. She reminds me of me when I was young and peacefully playful,” Zar said about the piece. – Provided
Shelby Eggum, an 11th grader at Albert Lea High School, used colored pencils, chalk pastel, charcoal pencil and blenders to create “Soldiers Last Stand.” “This artwork depicts my unconditional respect for the United States Armed Forces and for the fallen but not forgotten soldiers that laid down their lives for our freedom. It also shows my faith in Christianity,” Eggum said about the piece. – Provided
Alexa Wood, a 12th grader, used pencil, construction paper, sharpies and Mod Podge to create “Zentangle Jigsaw.” “Ironically, this was created through the frustration of not having any ideas. We were supposed to tie three of the sixteen designs together in one piece. I couldn’t think of any way to start so in anger, I ripped the paper into pieces. That’s when I got the idea to put every design and a few others on each piece and put it back together,” Wood said about the piece. – Provided
Raven Trevino, an 11th grader, used watercolor, pencil, India ink and sharpie to create this piece. “My artwork is very unique I would say. It is not just this one, but all of them. I do this because it is how I express a different side of myself that I know people would make fun of me or judge me for,” Trevino said about the piece. – Provided