On Friday, May 7, art students from Buffalo High School (BHS) attended the Mississippi 8 Visual Arts Festival at Becker High School. Other participating schools included St. Michael Albertville, Monticello, Becker, Cambridge, Zimmerman, Big Lake, Rogers, and Princeton.
“The artists from the other schools were very interesting,” said Senior Cora Fox. “The mixture of their personality and talent with art made them very fun to talk to. I saw some amazing things, but I feel very accomplished as an artist and a BHS student.”
Buffalo entered 20 pieces to be judged and two pieces received first place. The two first place winners were Junior Nina Jepson for her pencil/charcoal self-portrait and Fox for her color drawing “The Hidden”.
“It makes me feel so accomplished,” said Fox. “I truly feel that I have grown in my artist abilities and it feels great to be recognized for my hard work.”
Jepson also took second place for two of her pieces and other awards included five honorable mentions, awarded to Junior Ethan Kalinowski, Senior Abby Huff, Junior Nicole Nystrom, Junior Nina Downer, and Junior Nicole Norberg.