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Update: Bid to Help Send St. Michael-Albertville Artist to Carnegie Hall

Keaton Van'tHull's art has earned him a trip to the Big Apple. Now he needs the community's help to get there.

St. Michael-Albertville artist Keaton Van't Hull has the opportunity to show his works on one of the nation's biggest stages.

His family and teachers are hoping the community will help him get there.

Keaton has given permission to Lake Community Bank and the St. Michael-Albertville Rotary to auction off one of his works, which his family hopes will offset the cost of airfare and hotel in New York.

The bank donated two Twins tickets for Wednesday, Sept 21st  in the Dugout Box value $160. The bank will have a silent auction form in the lobby for the tickets.

A little background:

Keaton recently won a National Scholastic Art Award.  There were 185,000 submissions and Keaton was one of 17 Minnesotans who received this special honor. Overall, 1,500 teens will receive National Medals at a gala event this June in New York City.  Not just New York City – but at Carnegie Hall.  Keaton and his parents will be attending.

They hope.

Keaton’s winning sketch was a self portrait done with a graphite pencil.  He has a large repertoire of amazing pieces and is always busy planning his next great design.  A top student at St. Michael-Albertville High School, Keaton excels in advanced and AP classes, as well as being a third-year Chinese language student.   Keaton plans to focus his senior year concentration on the “comparison between technology and divinity – exploring in design – the question of what is holy?” 

The sketch up for auction is on display at Lake Community Bank. You can bid on the artwork there, or e-mail your bid to Amy Lazere at the bank.

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