Snow plow art will brighten winter in Northfield, Minn.

- In the next few weeks, copies of artistic works will be  painted on snow plow blades and attached to city trucks and students at a Catholic school in Northfield, Minn. are making it happen. 

When students at St. Dominic's were approached by Northfield Public Works, they knew this special project was a perfect one for them to tackle. Dozens of students will collaborate to paint the city's snow plows and brighten up the grey winter streets.

All of the creations are inspired by the real masters, including Vincent van Gogh and Dr. Seuss, a master in his own right.

Tj Hienriecy is the public works director, and says he approached the schoo  after seeing the positive response by the community in neighboring Wisconsin. As this partnership enters its fourth winter, one of the challenges is agreeing on which ideas to paint. However, more importantly, it’s about helping the students learn about team work and dealing with mistakes (which can turn to great abstract art).

With the grueling Minnesota winter, right around the corner, these artists are rushing to meet a deadline, hoping to add some color and a personal touch to transform these streets into a masterpiece.

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