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Art Department hosts alumni show

<B>Canthigaster valentini</B> STEPHANI STEFFEN - Wood Through the combination of my two passions science and art, I am able to create semi- abstract structures that magnify the discovery of mud cracks, ripples, deposition, erosion, and the life within the water's boundaries. Each piece is a reflection of the cycles of nature's beauty, from the lakes of North Dakota to the depths of the oceans. Just as nature fluctuates so do the laminated forms I create. Ultimately, my goal was to make sculptures t...1 / 3
<B>"Simultaneous Portrait - Richard's Face Transplant"</B> ERIC SYVERTSON 20"x16" -Charcoal on Paper While on sabbatical from teaching at West Fargo High School, Eric Syvertson is continuing his education at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Working towards his Masters Degree, he is building an experimental body of figurative work. This particular piece explores spectatorship and collisions of identity while carefully manipulating textures, values, and form. A detailed description of the d...2 / 3
<B>LOST IN TRANSLATION</B> DAN FRANCIS - Metallic Photograph Dan Francis (Fargo, North Dakota) is a certified professional photographer, a college photography instructor who teaches Digital Photography and Image manipulation. He is currently working on photo restorations, weddings, and family portraits in his Downtown Fargo Studio. Since graduating from WFHS in 2001, he took up Graphic Design in Moorhead. Once he was done with college, he worked at a Fargo photography studio for six years. In 2009, ...3 / 3

The West Fargo High School Art Department is hosting its 4th Annual Alumni Art Show with a reception on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the West Fargo High School Library. There will be around 18 graduates and art teachers taking part in this show that will feature great art as well as refreshments.

Participating artists include: Ron Boehm, Sarah Dotzenrod, Jill Downs, Matthew Eckelberg, Eric Falde, Dan Francis, Shannon Gorden, Liz Grandon, Brenda Luthi, Shandi Mack, Tracy Melendez, Amber Parsons, Connie Riedman, Dave Sauvageau, Claire Shive, Jesse Suppa, Stephani Steffen, and Eric Syvertson.

Everyone is welcome to attend the showing.