March is Youth Art Month

by Jeanne Freer, YES/MES Art Teacher

March is Youth Art Month across the country. To highlight the talents of our young artists in Wisconsin, many regional art shows are held. Twelve art students from Yahara and Morrisonville Elementary Schools displayed their work at the Wisconsin Art Education Association Regional Art Show at Hilldale Mall during February. Art teacher, Jeanne Freer, and student teacher, Rachael Larsen, chose their work to represent their schools.

Photo of students
Back row: Morgan Hahn, Kayla Schlimgen, Riley Herrick, Trey Schroeder, Maeve Hall, Brynn Schmitz-Guy. Front row: Ava Rowe, Rose Capobianco, Meta Fischer, Samantha Mau, Mykal Hochstetter. Not pictured is Paige DuBois.
Students who had art work on display were: Kindergarten: Meta Fischer, Ava Rowe; First grade: Rose Capobianco, Samantha Mau, Paige DuBois; Second grade:  Brynn Schmitz-Guy, Mykal Hochstetter; Third grade: Morgan Hahn, Maeve Hall, Riley Herrick; Fourth grade: Trey Schroeder, Kayla Schlimgen.

Trey Schoeder with his blue ribbon art
Fourth grader, Trey Schroeder,from Morrisonville, received a blue ribbon for his badger drawing and will go on to the State Art Show. His art, along with many from across the state, will be on display in the Capital from March 18-30. The State Art Show ceremony will be held on Friday, March 30, from 12-1:00, on the second floor rotunda. The public is invited to attend.

A red ribbon was awarded to second grader, Brynn Schmitz-Guy, for her owl painting. A white ribbon went to second grader, Mykal Hochstetter, for his version of Starry Night.

Youth Art Month at Yahara Elementary School is celebrated with a display of over 900 works of art made by students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade. The cafeteria and terrace hallway have a special display of large paintings by fourth graders, styled after Keith Haring. The hallways are filled with the student art, two from each child.

Art meets technology in a small display of first grade art from Mrs. Gorres’ class. One can use a Smart Phone or Ipod to scan the QR codes to link to an audio of the students talking about their art.

This Youth Art Month display will be up through March 29. A good time to see the display is after 3:00 on school days.

Morrisonville’s Art Show was held with their Math Night on March 8. A small group of students but great art!

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