The 45th annual Porter County Arts-A-Budding student art exhibit begins on February 29 and will continue until March 10 at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University Campus. This exhibit is organized through volunteer efforts of the art educators of Porter County and is sponsored by the Porter County Arts Commission in cooperation with the Bauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University.
This is an exhibit of the best artwork produced by students’ 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.
These honored students, along with their families and friends are invited to the opening award reception on Sunday, March 8 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 Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Duneland School Corporation students whose works will be exhibited are:
Art Teacher: Anne Long
Abby Cibak, Brayden Schmidt, Lauren Orsburn, Conleigh Murray, Scarlet Hall, Peyton Hicks, Alice Gast, Quinn Looney, Harry Colburn, Bonham Strudas
Art Teacher: Heather Connors
Victoria Hetrick, Tierra Cazy, Lorelai Simmons, Della Capodice, Kaitlyn Kurz, Annabelle Arguelles, Carter Rudzinski, Sofia Cernat, Leland Skube, Ryan Daniel, Autumn Higgins
Art Teacher: Susan Calkusic
Andersen Himan, Ben Bank, Adrienne Clemons, Hunter Drangmeister, Jamie Boyle, Macie Pack, Aubrina Parker, Stella Pittman, Layne Osan, Sophia Miller, Cameron Law
Art Teacher: Aubrey Rose
Dominic Sylvester, Josie Hanner, Anthony Thompson, Callum McKiddy, Claire Eli, Violet Underwood, Dillion Gallagher, Layla Adams, Adelyn Toole, Kendall Trumbo, Dominic Jendrzejczyk
Art Teacher: Jose Carillo
Fiona Huffman, Silas Bryant, Nolan Marin, Matthew Norris, Madison Moore, Alfonso Llamas Cortes, Bradley Berry, Angelo Bernahl, Chase Olszewski, Autumn Clark, Jose Cervantes
Art Teacher: Brooke Sutter
Claire Vrahoretis, Ella Bollinger, Jack Richardson, Chamiyah Powells, Caleb Liptak, Ryleigh Connor, Amelia Smith, Holly Decker, Devon Thomas, Georgia Peterson, Layla Leon
Art Teacher: Cheryl Muller
Alexis Klusczinski, Alyssa Duszynski, Addison Ledbetter, Isabel Bartkus, Tenley Davis, Phoebe Kantowski, Alex Kozinski, Karina Vasquez, Cecilia Post, Lela Ragnone, Sloane Colburn
Chesterton Middle School
Art Teachers: Jason Gast and Katherine Morrisroe
Holly Anton, Lily Atherton, Kayla Cherep, Lilly Demmon, Oliver Elliott-Halinski, Riona Funderburg, Aundrea Givens, Abigail Hujion, Ayla Johnston, Regan Krachinski, Milena Letic, Summer Machnik, Marley Mayer, Kassidy Miller, Madison Ramey, Rylee Schultz, Ali Sierazy, Valeria Udave, Leilani Vanderslice, Gianna Veenstra, Hadley Wild