TCU Art Night is a popular annual student event

Jarrod Schoenecker

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Sophomores Yasmin Ruiz (left) and Megan Marek enjoy their evening painting Bob Ross.

The Tri-City United High School’s student Art Night has become a popular annual tradition for students says Tony Barnack, art teacher and advisor for the TCU ARTeam.

TCU’s ARTeam has 65 students and many of them were in attendance for Art Night. A total of 53 students participated in Art Night.

Barnack says that they even bring back former art teachers and former students that have become art teachers at other schools for the event. “It’s a great way for them to reconnect and see alumni and other people they may know,” says Barnack.

One of the most popular stations is the Bob Ross painting station. Even though today’s students are not of Bob Ross’ generation, they still have access to and watch him on various platforms like YouTube, according to Barnack.

Senior Lexa Mulville, who took part in the Bob Ross painting station, said, “Art is a way for me to express my feelings and an outlet. I enjoy it.” It was her first time attending an Art Night event.

A t-shirt tye-dye and a pottery station were also stops on art night. One room also featured the painting of the annual Montgomery Wing Walk where they paint sets of wings and place them downtown.

As part of Art Night, students took a break for dinner from Pizzeria 201 and cake.

Members of the ARTeam will be heading to 2AA sections on April 12 as well as a few students going to an invitational hosted in Waseca.

TCU ARTeam will be at the Indoor Farmers’ Market at Revival on Main Thursday, March 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. if you would like to see them work on the wings and perhaps help paint them.

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