BC students take their talent on the road

Jesse Workar’s woven basket is set to be featured in the exhibit at the Tri-Metro Conference Fine Arts Festival at St. Croix Lutheran High School. (Sun staff photo by Katy Zillmer)

Jesse Workar’s woven basket is set to be featured in the exhibit at the Tri-Metro Conference Fine Arts Festival at St. Croix Lutheran High School. (Sun staff photo by Katy Zillmer)

Students in choir, band, orchestra and visual arts at Brooklyn Center High School are showcasing their work, developed since the beginning of the  school year, at the Tri-Metro Conference Fine Arts Festival Monday, Feb. 4 at St. Croix Lutheran High School in West St. Paul.
The band and choir students will perform music they’ve been rehearsing for months with other musical groups from schools in the conference, said Brooklyn Center Arts Magnet Coordinator and Visual Arts Teacher Kris Edmonds.

This vase by Kayley Kulyas will be in the exhibit at the Tri-Metro Conference Fine Arts Festival at St. Croix Lutheran High School. (Sun staff photo by Katy Zillmer)

This vase by Kayley Kulyas will be in the exhibit at the Tri-Metro Conference Fine Arts Festival at St. Croix Lutheran High School. (Sun staff photo by Katy Zillmer)

Students continue rehearsing with the other groups the day of the festival and then perform a concert in the evening, Edmonds said. The visual arts students have an exhibit with ceramics, paintings, drawings, woven baskets and graphic arts, she said.
Music students have a guest conductor to provide critique during their rehearsals.
“It’s just nice to meet so many people with a passion for cultural music in different languages,” said Brooklyn Center junior Amber Ferry.
Ferry is in the choir and has participated in past festivals, including at Brooklyn Center High School in 2011.
Other students selected to participate in 2013 include: band musicians Katie Grund, Anthony Capetillo, Harvey Whalley, Juan Sanchez; orchestra musicians Eduardo Torres and Jay Johnson; choir musicians Amber Ferry, Abby Smith, Jennifer Erickson, Nastya Popova, Shaka Ekiyor, Johnny Lee, Tony Lee, Zach Anderson and John Dahl; visual artists Nick Mitchell, Kole Moua, Kayley Kulyas, Jesse Workar, Denise Padmah and Taylor Miller.

If you go:
Tri-Metro Conference Fine Arts Festival
St. Croix Lutheran High School
1200 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul
Concert: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4. Art will be on display throughout the day Feb. 4-9.
Info: stcroixlutheran.org

Contact Katy Zillmer at katy.zillmer@ecm-inc.com

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