VALPARAISO | The 38th annual Porter County Arts-A-Budding student art show is on display now through Wednesday at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University Campus. This exhibit is organized through volunteer efforts of these teachers and is sponsored by the Porter County Arts Commission in cooperation with the Bauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University. Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The best artwork produced by students in grades one to eight in Porter County is selected by visual art teachers from across Porter County for the exhibit. The artworks 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 at 2 p.m. Sunday Approximately 1,500 people attend the ceremony every year. Students will be publicly recognized at the reception 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.
Ninety Duneland students whose works will be exhibited are:
Bailly Elementary: Elizabeth Pokorney, Sydney Orsburn, Emma Sieman, Emily Klein, Maddy Lyons, Olivia Renko, Molly Carden, Caitlyn Cook, Grace Wolters, Ella Simons, Brianna Moore and Zach Vanderslice
Brummitt Elementary: Sophia Zebell, Braydon Barrett, Mackenzie Sharp, Yousef Ibrahim, Kamryn DeValle, Abigail Atchison, Ryan Donovan, Ian Rutherford, Brieanna Rodriguez, Brianna Hardsock, Sage Rodriguez and Kevin Ly
Jackson Elementary: Adam Royster, Jessica Bouche, Samantha Bilyak, Conner Potesta, Faye Mauke Kailee Komisarcik, Kate Caracci, Anthony Balon, Ellery Denny, Catherine White, Lauren Konopacki and Shelby Whalley
Liberty Elementary: Abby Buchanan, Julia Larson, Kelly Lahaie, Sydney Schloemer, Anna Hawkins, Emma Bolinger, Anna Hunter, Kara Sessions, Aubree Wallen, Teagan O’Connor, Lilly Figolah and Ella Heiner
Yost Elementary: Isabella Pinto, Hannah Green, Anna Guzek, Luke Lombardidni, Madison Ellis, Christina Sucku, Aidan Terry, Summer Machnik, Garrett Benko, Emma Ioannidis, Ashley Lemon and Jocelyn Govert
Liberty Intermediate School: Tanner Berardi, Lucas Chorba, Payton Dalton, Nicholas DeRicco, Elizabeth Hodge, Margaret Phillips, Jaelynne Corral, Nathaniel Perry, MacKenzie Simmons, Sophia Spirrison, Derrek Wilson and Leighton Wrigley.
Westchester Intermediate School: Morgan Sauter, Adeene Divine, Ashley Dillon, Shelby Bullock, Destinee Harrell, Stephanie Archbald, Kyle McEuen, Harmony Burton, Sophia Johnson, Joseph Adcock and Sophia Hunselma
Chesterton Middle School: Tabitha Broering, Karlyn Layman, Abbi Koski, Jake Donovan, Kristina Stevenson, Amber Heilman, Tessa Tilden, Hannah Mullin, Katie Minier, Aaron Brookhouse, Aubrey Wing, Andrue Kosi, Elaina Nichols, Rylie Hickman, Ellie Welsch, Takara Brown, Sabring Pedroza, Rachel Hewitt, Zoe Smila, Sydnee Siver, Abby Andert and Angela Allison
Duneland art teachers are: Anne Long of Bailly, Marie Englehart of Brummitt, Susan Calkusic of Jackson Elementary, Colin May of Liberty Elementary, Pam Adamik of Yost; Natalie Loden of Liberty Intermediate; Cheryl Muller of Westchester Intermediate; and Jason Gast and Brooke Sutter of Chesterton Middle.