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Pequot Lakes High School artist of the month

I am a senior who attended Pequot Lakes School in kindergarten and then spent the next 10 years Pine River-Backus School. Junior year, I returned to Pequot Lakes and am finishing my high school career here. Whether it’s the attempt to create some or if it’s me just listening to it, I adore everything about music.

Future plans:

I plan to go to college, majoring in music and then becoming a band teacher.


I have four siblings: two older sisters, one older brother, and one younger brother. I live with my mother, Julia Kurilla.

My history with art:

At a young age, I was introduced to that magical box of colors we call crayons. As time went on, I learned that crayons and I weren’t meant to be, so I tried colored pencils. Colored pencils were much more fun to work with, yet I still felt like it did a great job of degrading the quality of my “artwork.” I decided it would be best to take a hiatus from using colors, and to continue with mainly the use of a pencil. The pencil is still my preference of creating. I prefer to draw animals, especially the ones with an overabundance of fluff.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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