Minneapolis students’ artwork displayed at federal courthouse

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Some students are taking their art skills and putting them on display at the federal courthouse in downtown Minneapolis.

A new exhibit called “Artwork through the Pandemic” was created by students from DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis.

The pieces reflect the students’ experiences and were an outlet for creative expression through the pandemic.

“I think the pandemic helped me with my art because it’s given me something concrete to work with,” student Colette Gott said. “It’s something I can be inspired by.”

The courthouse art program was created by Chief Judge John Tunheim.

“Many of us were isolated during the pandemic,” Tunheim said. “We had to shut down for months at a time, and to see the creativity of young people showing their emotions during the pandemic has just been exciting to see.”

Art exhibits have also been put on at other federal courthouses in Minnesota.