The 43rd annual
Porter County Arts-A-Budding student art exhibit began March 2 and will
continue until March 13 at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso
University Campus. This exhibit is organized through volunteer efforts of
the Porter County Visual Arts teachers and is sponsored by the Porter County
Arts Commission in cooperation with the Bauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso
This is an exhibit
of the best artwork produced by studentsí grades Kindergarten-8th in Porter
County. Visual Art teachers from across Porter County selected the top 11
pieces artwork done by their students during the past year. The art works
done by these students include various media such as drawing, painting,
printmaking, fiber art, sculpture, pottery and computer graphics.
students, along with their families and friends, are invited to the opening
award reception on Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. At the reception, students
will be publicly recognized for their accomplishment by name and will
receive a ribbon.
Each year the
talents and accomplishments of more than 400 participants are recognized.
Arts-A-Budding gives Porter County students an opportunity to exhibit their
work and be rewarded for artistic merit.
Visiting hours are
weekdays and Saturdays, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sundays, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11.
Corporation students whose works will be exhibited are:
Bella Hampton, Arya Seiber, Catherine Ward, Ella Rone, Jessica Dahlin, Abby
Cibak, Emilia Franco, Cameryn Kaufman, Weston Booras, Taryn Wellensiek,
Elementary: Cate Swistek, Tierra Cazy, Victoria Hetrick, , Autumn Higgins,
Eva Solomos, Lezly Munoz, Nicholas Fraley, Gavan Rimer, Lux Mountford,
Mailen Davison, Alexander Kozinski.
Bradyn Stephan, Maia Gowan, Jenna Bircher, Georgia Peterson, Serenityrain
Vargas, Broke Ales, Addison Pack, Ben Bank, Luke Boyter, Andria White,
Keegan Gibbons, Ella Bolinger, Janelle Barbarossa, Brayden Woods, Abby
Courtright, Brooklyn Towner, Tyler Gray, Lucas Wilson, Alexis Payne, Lily
Huneryager Wyatt Lambersie.
Jonus Fierro, Sophia Mussatto, Lela Ragnone, Cameron Daghy, Jayden Aaron,
Aarohi Agashe, Madilynn Beschinski, Alexander Popp, Sophia Ontiveros, Piper
Adler, Patrick Norris.
Intermediate School: Tyler Akinczyk, Jori Hawkins, Marley Mayer, Ethan
Soblotne, Flora Baker, Lauren Frencl, Sebastian Kogl, Rylee Schultz, Oliver
Wilgocki, Ariana Simms, Masun Connaway.
Intermediate School: Chloe McGowan, Jacob Guzman, Joshua Tefteller, Kennedy
Larson, Sarah Postelnick, Morgan Darnell, Fiona Martin, Jasleen Singh, Kenny
Furry, Grace Wolters.
School: Charlize Jurica, Maddy Russell, Conner Smenyak , Gigi Haner, Emily
Wallace, Aidan Foley, Jacob Orzech, Adeline Janowski, Bridger Fowler, Lucy
Huffman, Sydney Osburn, Emma Bolinger, Kate Caracci, Ethan Fair, Jordan
Foster, Bree Gentry, Breyena Hornyak, Sierra Hutchenson, Olivia Lange, Dylan
Leavitt, Isabelle Maddex, Stella Trent.
art teachers are Anne Long of Bailly, Brooke Sutter of Brummitt, Susan
Calkusic of Jackson Elem., Aubrey Rose of Liberty Elem., Natalie Loden of
Liberty Intermediate; Cheryl Muller of Westchester Intermediate; and Jason
Gast and Taylor Tice of Chesterton Middle.