“Mazel Tov to Heilicher seventh grade student Johanna Kaplan on her Minnesota Scholastic Art Award. Her acrylic painting, ‘Plaid Abstraction,’ won the Gold Key Award for Grade 7 & 8 Painting. Johanna’s piece will move on to the national competition. We wish her the best!”

–Minneapolis Jewish Day School Website.

That’s my daughter pictured above in front of her painting, “Plaid Abstraction.”

That’s also her (below) in front of another artist’s work, at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas, earlier this Winter.

P.S.: Congrats as well to the Day School’s Vic Thor, who nominated Johanna’s work, and has served as a mentor to her.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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