Celebrate art and creativity in our community! On Saturday, November 19th, area Rosemount and Apple Valley High School families and students gathered in-store to take part in Valley Natural Foods’ 15th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition Invitational reception.
During the reception, 47 student artists, with fifty-eight art forms now on exhibit around the store, were awarded and recognized for their excellence. The showcased art was juried by two local art professionals, Lavonne Loerch and Beth Torstenson and two Rosemount High School National Art Honor Society members Samantha Jimenez and Kiera Newson. Dr. Roger McGaughey, retired art teacher at Apple Valley High School, is the exhibit coordinator.
The Valley Natural Foods Visual Arts Exhibition Invitational fulfills the store’s commitment to serve the arts by supporting the flow of creativity and connectivity that helps sustain our youth and creates a healthy community.
The exhibit will be open for public viewing in-store through June 2017 during regular business hours. Look for the showcased artwork on display in the dinning, customer service, dairy, and juice bar areas of the store. The wide variety of art forms are on display including paintings, pencil and pastel portraits, mixed media drawings, batiks, digital photography, illustrations, embossed paper relief, linoleum prints, laser etching, and orphan portraits.