The 44th annual
Porter County Arts-A-Budding student art exhibit was hosted recently 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 Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University.
This is an exhibit
of the best artwork produced by students in grades Kindergarten-8th in
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, were invited to the opening
award reception this past Sunday at the University. At the reception,
students were publicly recognized for their accomplishment by name and
received 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.
Corporation students whose works were exhibited were:
Riley Nowicki, Charlotte Morgan, Lydia Johnson, Roxanna Frey, Lizzy McGrogan,
Mia Tsugawa, Aliya Boothe, Sloane Colburn, Logan Weaver, Adelyn Booras,
Elementary: Eshaal Ali, Jack Ciupak, Autumn Higgins, Austin Ressler, Colton
Porter Blythe, McKenzie Cochran, Cole Gilbert, Jasmine Gutierrez, Declan
Mayer, Claire Sutter.
Elementary:Alex Brown, Audrey Brown, Jackson Campana, Abby Courtright,
Claire Eli, Celeste Schaefer-Murray, Madelyn Myers, Chloe Neuman, Audriana
Roach, Levi Schott, Cole Santillan.
Lela Ragnone, Brady McWhirter, Mila Patterson, Alyssa Noakes, Cullen Hill,
Morgan Millis, Isabelle Manns, Liam Juszczak, Madison Moore, Melia Albaugh,
Intermediate School: Breanne Walters, Anna Burton, Mallory Killosky, Gisele
Persuhn, Olivia Lange, Elsa Gowan, Reese Kolasa, Kemorah Powells, Han Phan,
Jany Zhang, Ava Bank.
Intermediate School: Emmalise Adcock, Alexia Levy, Joshua Tefteller, Makayla
Erickson, Leila Watson, Karina Vasquez, Alaina McGrogan, Elsa Estridge,
Kalista Aleman, Emma Kidd, Madi Nowinski.
School: Grade 7: Abigail Dennington, Riona Funderburg, Lindsay Goad, Emma
Ioannidis, Ayla Johnson, Summer Machnik, Rosalie, Salentine, Rylee Schultz,
Sydney Szabo, Grace Wolters, Katelynn Wyatt.
Grade 8: Abby
Atrosh, Aidan Foley, Sam Goin, GiGi Hanner, Aryel Kuhl, Kylee Leidolf,
Aubrie Li, JoJo Myers, Brianna Moore, Audrey Stricker, Amara Watkins.
art teachers are Anne Long of Bailly, Susan Calkusic of Brummitt and Jackson
Elem., Aubrey Rose of Liberty Elem., Jose Carrillo of Yost; Brooke Sutter of
Liberty Intermediate; Cheryl Muller of Westchester Intermediate; and Jason
Gast and Taylor Tice of Chesterton Middle.