Waupaca library hosts student exhibit
The Waupaca Area Public Library is celebrating local student art at the annual Youth Art Month exhibit.
The exhibit, open in the library’s lower-level exhibit room, showcases the artwork of Waupaca’s elementary, middle and high school students and runs through April 9.
Art teachers at each school choose artwork to be displayed in the annual exhibition.
Artwork ranges from pencil drawings and paintings to ceramics and jewelry.
Local judges then present awards for the top artwork at the show.
The six-week exhibition opened on Feb. 29 with a reception for all students and their families.
Judges gave nine top awards this year.
In the high school division, Kadence Neuens, Amanda Peterson and Ashley Jeske all won top awards.
Aiden Bloedow, Kyle Pulvermacher and Claire Jacquet received the top middle school awards.
Aiden Smith, Hannah Fischer and Natalie Waller were honored with top elementary school prizes.
All received certificates and cash prizes from the Waupaca Public Library Foundation.
Ten students received honorable mentions for their artwork.
Among high school students, Kei Nemiki, Chloe LeBouef, Violet Thielke, Madison Hansen and Luis Jorgensen all received awards.
Cadie Ash and Andraya Saunders received honorable mention recognition in the middle school division.
Isaih Murphy, Lilli Rice and Maxwell Dolski were honored among elementary school students.
Youth Art Month is observed each March across the country to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage public support for quality school art programs.
The library’s Youth Art Month exhibit will be on display during normal library hours and is free to the public.