Students learn art and history at camp

Student Art Camp
Lonnie Zrust demonstrates to students how corn was once dried on wire racks.
This week, 17 area young people attended the second annual Art Camp hosted by retired Boone Central art teacher Jerene Kruse at her studio east of Albion.
Students made collages, stepping stones, dream catchers, candles and mosaic candle holders, along with print making and initial paintings. Along with their art projects, the students learned about Nebraska history from retired Boone Central teacher Lonnie Zrust and Boone County Museum President Pat Boilesen.
Zrust demonstrated how ears of corn were once dried and stored on wire racks. He also demonstrated corn shelling and grinding, and taught lessons on early farm life and Omaha Indian chief Logan Fontanelle. The camp is sponsored by the Albion Area Arts Council.