Fargo artist and Lego-maniac Joe Burgum, 10, enjoys creating art. “I like to make art because it’s fun,” he explains. “I enjoy working with bright colors.” His seven-year-old sister, Jesse, agrees. “I’ve been an artist since I was three,” she says, “because it’s fun, cool and pretty.”
Joe and Jesse are two of owner Karen Stoker’s three children. Both attend elementary School in Fargo, where art is among their favorite classes. Joe’s other interests include math and sports. He received the Hustle Award at basketball camp in the summer of 2001. Jesse studies tap, jazz and ballet at the Carousel Dance Theater in Fargo and won first place in the Paint It Forward Art Exchange in 2002.