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Student artists to be featured in Dixon

Live music at Val’s Place, Books on First

Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – A special April Second Saturdays, featuring Dixon High School student artists, is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday on Hennepin Ave and First Street out through Ottawa Ave.

April Second Saturdays will showcase the second Dixon High School Art Department Student Art Show. Mike Olson’s art classes will display a variety of mediums at various venues, including acrylic, watercolor, drawing, and digital media works of art.  

Nineteen students with 39 pieces of artwork will be displayed. The students and locations are: Rachel Bonkowski and Samantha Scott at Green River Cyclery; Alyssa Cruse and Domyneque Cantu at Penny Lane; Destiny Bridgeman and Devin Vaughn at The Next Picture Show; Jessica Duncan and Emily Ekles at Rosbrook Studio; Conner Ross, Emmaline Linton, Katlyn Godman, and Melissa Goken at Ginkgo Tree Café; Jackie Felz and Emily Youngmark at Books On First; Mia Avilia, Maddison Mckee and Paige Himes at Roxie’s; and Sophia Hubbell and Joan Bratt at Trein’s Jewelry.

Additionally, The Next Picture Show will feature the Sinnissippi Foundation’s “Expressions” Art Show and Sale, along with music by Flying Fish. Art will be for sale, and proceeds from a silent auction will benefit the foundation’s mission objectives.  

The Crystal Cork will have an international photo exhibit on display. 

Music for the evening includes Lunch with Pedro at Val’s Place, and Andrew Robinson at Books on First.  

The after hours tradition, Second Saturdays Studio Jam at Rosbrook Studio, begins at 8 p.m.

Sign-up for the jam starts at 7 p.m., blocking 15-minute slots. There is a sound system set up. Interested musicians only need to bring their instrument.

Second Saturdays is a monthly cultural event in downtown Dixon, organized by a core cooperative of local artists, and small businesses. 

Those interested in participating in Second Saturdays should email Find the group on Facebook at

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