Student artist in the Spotlight: Mallory Nilsen

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2006

Age: 8

Grade: 2

School: Auke Bay Elementary School

Art of choice: He likes to draw because his grandpa used to draw. When his grandpa died, his grandma gave Mallory his grandpa's drawing "stuff."

Future plans: "I might be a fisherman or an artist when I grow up. I don't know."

Favorites: He likes art made out of glass.

Activities: He fishes and is in Auke Bay Ropers.

You should know: Mallory is a cook. His favorite food to cook is fish.

His teacher, Shawna Puustineu, says: "Mallory is very creative and talented. He often comes to school with unique and resourceful creations. He will use anything to create his artwork. Mallory has an eye for detail. He sees things that most people miss."

• Student Artist in the Spotlight is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District Elementary Art Program. To have your student art included, contact your school office.

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