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Murals with meaning adorn Cloquet school walls

Two artists in residency, Michelle Defoe and Moira Villiard, worked with Cloquet students to create two murals — one at Cloquet High School and one at Cloquet Middle School — over the past few months.

Cloquet High School art teacher Julie Deters was thrilled with the residency and the final high school mural — a round mural that utilized three-dimensional cutouts of Ojibwe florals and pollinators, framing the northern lights as they dance across blue waters.

The murals reflect the natural world and students are “leaving the school a better place through their artwork,” Villiard said. “The mura...

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