Students Featured Friday

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The art of seven local high school students will be featured at The Gallery on Main in St. Maries this month.

They include Kalie Harvey, Kinzie Dittman, Emily Rottini, Ivy Ingram, Sam Mueller, Chad Martinell and Alix Reiss.

The work of advanced art students Kinzie Dittman, Kalie Harvey, Ivy Ingram, Sam Mueller, Chad Martinell, Alix Reiss and Emily Rottini of St. Maries High School will be featured at The Gallery on Main for the month of March. The students will be available to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 at the gallery.

The work of advanced art students Kinzie Dittman, Kalie Harvey, Ivy Ingram, Sam Mueller, Chad Martinell, Alix Reiss and Emily Rottini of St. Maries High School will be featured at The Gallery on Main for the month of March. The students will be available to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 6 at the gallery.

Emily, a senior, said art helped her get through grade-school.

“I couldn’t read as a child because I have dyslexia, so I used to draw words instead of write them,” she said.

She became more dedicated to art as she grew older and spent a summer at the Springdale School of Art in Burley when she was 15 years old.

“I served as a janitor and later also helped teach the youngest students (4-5 year olds) in order to pay for the classes that I took,” she said.

Emily enjoys drawing people with pencil above all else, but also enjoys painting with acrylics.

“I love to use pencil best, but it’s hard not to smudge it,” she said. “I mostly enjoy doing portraits and portraying human activity, people doing things.”

She plans to use her talent in a future career in the illustration field.

“I want to draw every day and get paid for it,” she said. “God gave me a gift, and I need to share that.”

Kinzie, a junior at St. Maries High School, said she has been drawing since she was three but didn’t become serious about her work until she was in middle school.

She also prefers pencil drawing. As an eighth grader she participated in an art show at the local gallery and more recently she has won a poster contest organized by the Benewah County Humane Rights Coalition for two years running.

Kalie, a senior, has also been interested in art since she was young.

“Since I was young, I have been complimented on my work,” she said. “I find art relaxing and a good way to express myself.”

Kalie prefers to paint.

“I love water color and acrylic paint is a close second,” she said. “I really enjoy painting portraits.”

The showing at the gallery this month will be a first for Kalie.

The public is invited to meet these up-and-coming artists from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (March 6) at The Gallery on Main (within The Paperhouse) in St. Maries. The students’ work will be included in a special display and featured throughout the month.

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