Waupaca library hosts 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.
Art teachers at each school chose artwork to be displayed, mounted them in mat board and set up the exhibit.
The artwork ranges from pencil drawings and paintings to ceramics and mobiles.
Local judges presented awards for the top artwork at the show.
The six-week exhibit opened on Feb. 27 with a reception and will run through April 8.
Judges gave nine top awards, and all received certificates and cash prizes from the Waupaca Library Foundation.
In the high school division, Zachary Thuerman, Elle Miller and Micaela Porod won top awards.
In the middle school division, Ava Degen, Jenna Olsen and Gracieanna Liegl were honored, and in the elementary division, Leo Chouinard, Kionna Jorgenson and Ava Fritz received the top awards.
In addition, students from all three divisions won honorable mentions.
High school students Zachary Thuerman, Elle Miller, Micaela Porod, Amber Peterson, Stephanie Cleaves, Amanda Jensen, Markie Ash, Kourtney Plaman, Cadie Ash, Oscar Martineau, Sasha Schmidt, Alana Radley, Simon Baumgart, Kristal DeMesa, Sandra Jorgenson, Marissa Hollingshed, Hannah Heifort, Hannah Nasberg, Alex Deschler and Marty Marlega received honorable mentions.
Middle school students Liliana Sieracki, Jonathan Perry, Ian Sherman, Jay Nikolai, Nathan Lemkuil, Marek Kanaman, Ryan Mace, Sydney Ruffalo, Kendall Gibbs and Macy Johnson received honorable mentions.
Receiving honorable mentions at the elementary level were Sarah Fiedorowicz, Alaina Everts, Maya Collins, Sage Gural, Bradley Meeks, Clara Riley, Scarlet O’Connor, Jackson Akright, Belle Robinson, Marissa Hansen, Jayden Krueger, Cory Ellenich, Jorin Shulz and Julia Hemingson.
Youth Art Month is observed each March across the country to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and encourage public support for quality school art programs.
The next exhibit for the library is its Peeps and Bonnets Show, made of public submissions of dioramas made with marshmallow Peeps and, new this year, decorative hats.
People may visit the library’s website at www.waupacalibrary.org for details.