Duluth students showcase art work at Depot

By KBJR News 1

March 12, 2014 Updated Mar 12, 2014 at 11:18 PM CDT

Duluth, Minn. (NNCNOW.com) -- Students in grades K-12 showcased their masterpieces at the Duluth Depot on Wednesday.

The Duluth Art Institute hosted the first ever "Art for Education's Sake" event.

The event celebrated media arts education in Duluth schools.

It featured a silent auction and guided tours of the exhibit.

Organizers say visual literacy is critical to all other learning.

"It's just a critical area for students, and it is part of human development. The same way we learn how to read and write and move our bodies in space, we learn stages and mark making in development," said Debra Hannu, a media arts teacher.

All proceeds from the event went to the Duluth Public School's visual and media arts education.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.