Spotlight on hip hop culture

91113_paint2Despite the heat Saturday, this year’s Paint on the Water event featured student graffiti artists from various area schools and all the facets of hip-hop culture from break dancing to DJ-ing and break-dancing battles. Left, grafitti artist Peyton gives a student tips on how to create her masterpiece. Other area students featured in this year’s event were 91113_paint1Grant Whalen from Stillwater Area High School; Hannah Johnson from Hudson High School; Jesse Greenhouse, Georgeann Byrd, Zhiyang Gao and Eddie Ortegon from Washburn High School and Ian Karp, Josiah Thomas, Reilly Forsmark and Triada Lundeen from Intermedia Arts Summer Camp led by Peyton and graffiti artist Eros. While artwork was created, break dancers, above, were warming up like the dancer here showing his moves to the crowd. (Gazette staff photos by Avery Cropp)