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Red Lake Middle School welcomes Bobby Wilson


Resident artist, Bobby Wilson from the comedy troupe 1491s worked with both students and staff at Red Lake Middle School from Jan. 4 to Jan. 15.

Red Lake Middle School welcomed resident artist, Bobby Wilson, from the comedy troupe, 1491s. Wilson worked with both students and staff from Jan. 4 to Jan. 15. A large mural has been painted in the middle school's main hallway. The mural is inspired from floral beadwork designs on Native American shoulder bags from the 1800's. Janel Lackner, art teacher, said that about 80 students took part in helping to complete the mural. Wilson, along with Industrial Technology teacher, Tony Bellino, helped students in the after school program Targeted Services, to complete a painting, on a refurbished bus stop. The bus stop will be located in the Red Lake community. Supplies for the mural and bus stop were purchased at Home Depot, who provided the school a generous discount.

During the second week of Wilson's residency, he worked with students in Tara Olson's language arts classes focusing on Spoken Word, which encourages students to write and perform. Red Lake Middle School will be hosting more resident artists throughout this school year.


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