The 42nd annual
Porter County Arts-A-Budding student art exhibit begins on March 4 and will
continue until March 14 at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso
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 University.
The exhibit brings
together 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 12, at 2:00 p.m. 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 artwork and be rewarded for artistic merit. Visiting hours are
weekdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; March 13 - March 15, from 8
a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Closed at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March
11. Visitors must enter through Helge Center.
Corporation students whose works will be exhibited are:
Madison Buckley, Stella Foster, Aeson Horsch, Ria Kashyap, Karina Vasquez,
Madalynn Nowinski, Keeley Tharp, Isabella Puglisi, Elyssa Martin, Camryn
Kaufman, and Lizzy McGrogan.
Elementary: Ahad Ali, Eshall Ali, Skye Rodriguez-Anderson, Payton Cezewski,
Livia Costello, Elsie Crothers, Zoe Fraley, Sophia Higgins, Mia Kirkham,
Lorelai Simmons, and Mac Smith.
Suzanne Adent, Lilly Boyter, Mia Larimer, Caleb Liptak, Wolfgang Lutterman,
Marley Mayer, Maeci Mullet, Rylei Mullet, Grayson Nagel, Carmen Stark, and
Katie Ailes, Adalicia Aures, R.J. Balda, Ella Boyanski, Braden Hills, Caden
Koedyker, Tyler Payne, Han Phan, Lennon Phan, and Claire (Elizabeth)
Lucas Barbarossa, Kennedy Burkhart, Amelia Demeter, Claire Demeter, Brandon
Jones, Kennedy Williamson, Margaret Maddex, Ewing Martin, Fiona Martin,
Kaylin O'Daniel, and Sam Smith.
Intermediate School: Katie Billings, Bailey Christoff, Olyvia Clark, Lydia
Comfort, Maximus Gardiner, Regan Krachinski, Ellen Rath, Saffy Shrum, Conner
Smenyak, Ali Stringham, and Maizy Swanson.
Intermediate School: Savanah Hester, Abby Atrosh, Brianna Moore, Madelyn
Russell, Lia Schnatz, Emmie McCready, Ava Komp, Anya Barbarosa, Brianna Sim,
and Laela Dinkins.
School: Grade 7- Sydney Bruce, Kate Caracci, Bri Connors, Hannah Hall,
Mollie Haughtington, Kailee Komisarcik, Melanie Konarski, Logan Moore,
Nathan Osborn, Emily Richardson, and Stella Trent.
Grade 8 - Connor
Casbon, Carter Casbon, Juliet Dinkins, Autmn Gilsinger, Grace Hannah, Lauren
Kobialka, Lauren Konopacki, Sarah Lhotak, Conner Mathis, Morgan Smelley, and
teachers are Anne Long of Bailly Elem., Brooke Sutter of Brummitt Elem.,
Susan Calkusic of Jackson Elem., Aubrey Rose of Liberty Elem., Natalie Loden
of Liberty Intermediate; and Jason Gast and Taylor Tice of Chesterton