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A&E Briefs: rt Forum and Arts Council present work by Snowy Peaks High School

On Saturday, Feb. 13, Dagny McKinley and her dog Alma Rose will be visiting Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco for a reading of her newly released, “The Adventures of a Girl & Her Dog: In the Snow.”
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Art Forum and Arts Council present work by Snowy Peaks High School

The Art Forum and the Summit County Arts Council will unveil a month-long exhibit Friday, featuring artwork by Snowy Peaks High School students. The opening reception will take place from noon to 2 p.m., Feb. 12, at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. The reception will include a meet-and-greet with student artists and Arts Council representatives.

Snowy Peaks High School is Summit School District’s innovation-learning option for high school students. The school utilizes a blended-learning instructional model, focused on personalized educational experiences, individual support, project-based learning and the cultivation of 21st Century skills.

The Summit County Arts Council sponsors Snowy Peaks’ art program. Students travel to the Breckenridge Arts District and the Arts Alive Gallery to be mentored by local volunteer artist educators.

Local jewelry designer and precious metal artist Yvonne Kuennen is in charge of education and outreach for the Arts Council. She curated the work of her Snowy Peaks students to display in the new exhibit at the Community and Senior Center.

“These kids are very talented, and their work covers a wide spectrum of art forms,” she said in a statement.

The collection spans several years of art education at Snowy Peaks and includes paintings, mosaics, masks and tiles.

Next Page hosts author Dagny McKinley

On Saturday, Feb. 13, Dagny McKinley and her dog Alma Rose will be visiting Next Page Books & Nosh in Frisco for a reading of her newly released, “The Adventures of a Girl & Her Dog: In the Snow.” The two-hour event, from 3–5 p.m., will also include a drawing contest for kids and a ‘find the dog’ contest. Winners will receive a free copy of one of McKinley’s books and drawings will be posted on McKinley’s website dagnymckinley-author.com.

Each year, McKinley hikes over 1,500 miles with Alma Rose. They have visited the ocean, the mountains, canyons and every landscape in between. The joy McKinley feels when she is surrounded by nature with her best friend led to her write “The Adventures of a Girl & Her Dog” book series. Not a traditional adventures series, the books illustrate the bond between a girl and her dog and the freedom and healing nature can bring to people.

­­­­— Compiled by Heather Jarvis


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