Thursday, October 27, 2011

Area artists compete in Art Battle

By Kacie Kusinski
Cardinal Staff

Several area artists competed in the Art Battle, “art face-off of epic proportions,” on Oct. 8 at the Winona Arts Center.

The Battle was structured so that two artists “battled” at a time; they were given a set amount of time to come up with a piece of art on the spot.

The artists performed on a well-lit stage in the back of the room at the Winona Arts Center, and there were chairs set up in front of the stage where viewers could sit and watch the artists at work. Music for the event was provided by DJ Rhumpshaker, and Dr. Bob acted as the “referemcee,” serving as both judge and commentator.

According to the Winona Arts Center website, the contenders included Jamie Harper, Julia Crozier, Lyon Smith, Aaron Rykhus, Theresa Crozier, Jerod Schmocker and Brianna Klapperich.

Downstairs, the artists were able to show previous works they created without the time crunch required by the Battle. The work displayed downstairs was available for silent auction bids.

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