38th Annual Student Art Exhibition on View through April 4

WAUSAU, WISCONSIN: Colorful and imaginative artwork of 150 north central Wisconsin students in grades 5-8 is featured in the 38th annual Student Art Exhibition, on view through April 4 at the Woodson Art Museum. A Student Art Reception, Saturday, March 7, Noon- 2 p.m., at the Museum celebrated students’ creative efforts.

From vibrant oil pastels to bold black-and-white drawings and vivid masks, the 2015 Student Art Exhibition offers a window into what students can imagine. For the students whose artwork is selected by their art teachers, this is a coveted opportunity for their creations to be displayed at the Woodson Art Museum in celebration of Youth Art Month. The geographical region covered reaches from Manitowish Waters to Wisconsin Rapids. Art teachers are encouraged to submit up to four student works for the exhibition and forty-three teachers did so from forty area schools this year.

The exhibition is meaningful both for students whose artwork is selected by their teachers and those who see it, said retired Wausau School District art educator Mary Robinson. “The arts satisfy the human needs for display, celebration, personal expression, and communication,” Robinson said. Visiting students also learn by seeing fellow students’ artwork in the Museum’s galleries, which “helps form a lifelong appreciation for art.” Robinson is looking forward to this year’s exhibition, “to see how student artists communicate ideas and express their innermost feelings.”

Below is a list of participating districts, schools, and art specialists.

District                                       School                                                       Art Specialist

Amherst Amherst Middle School Kacie Peck
Auburndale Auburndale Middle School Kara Lasiewicz
Auburndale Auburndale Middle School Marty Yohn
Birnamwood Birnamwood School Carol Strand
Colby Colby Middle School Lynn Spice
DC Everest Evergreen Elementary Kendra VanSlyke
DC Everest Rothschild Elementary Crystal Krienke-Bonkoski
DC Everest DC Everest Middle School Jeanne Archiquette
DC Everest DC Everest Middle School Tim Feathers
Elcho Elcho School Kim Schoenrock
Junction City Kennedy Elementary Holly S. Rasmussen
Lac du Flambeau Lac du Flambeau Katherine Black
Manitowish Waters North Lakeland School Annmarie Jensen
Medford Holy Rosary Catholic School Corinne Liske
Medford Medford Area Middle School Larry Lecheler
Medford Medford Area Middle School Jill Fortin
Merrill St. Francis Xavier Patricia Gessler
Mosinee Mosinee Middle School Robert Cummings
Mosinee Mosinee Middle School Christy Mathis
Newman Catholic St. Mark Elementary Kari VanNatta
Newman Catholic St. Anne Elementary Kathryn DeLonay
Newman Catholic Newman Catholic Middle School Robert Tourdot
Rhinelander James Williams Middle School Kimberly Martiny
Ringle Riverside Elementary Kathlyne Moore
Spencer Spencer Public School Ruby Thomas
Stevens Point P.J. Jacobs Junior High Zӧe Browne
Stevens Point P.J. Jacobs Junior High Shari Boehnlein
Stratford Stratford Schools Joanne Clark
Wausau Acton Academy Nancy Laliberte
Wausau Franklin Elementary Mary Lucareli
Wausau Lincoln Elementary Nichol Kellenberger
Wausau Grant/Maine Elementary Cheryl Skwierczynski
Wausau Horace Mann Middle School Dan Merkel
Wausau John Muir Middle School Kathy Bloomer
Wausau John Muir Middle School Ryan Priebe
Wausau Riverview Elementary Kelley Schmidt
Wausau South Mountain Elementary Vong Lao
Wausau Thomas Jefferson Elementary Lindsey Smith
Wausau Hawthorn Hills & John Marshall Elementary Jeana McGivern
Wisconsin Rapids Immanuel Lutheran C.R. Macomber
Wisconsin Rapids Washington Elementary and THINK Academy Patricia Larsen
Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School Sharon Aiken Bruha
Wisconsin Rapids Woodside Elementary Connie Henke

For more information, visit www.lywam.org, e-mail the Museum at museum@lywam.org, call 715-845-7010, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Woodson Art Museum
Tuesday – Friday 9am – 4pm
First Thursdays each month 9am – 7:30pm
All March & April 2015 Thursdays 9am – 7:30pm
Saturday – Sunday Noon – 5pm
Closed Monday & holidays, including Easter
Admission: Always Free Admission
Phone: 715.845.7010
E-mail: museum@lywam.org
Location: Franklin and 12th Streets, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403-5007
(700 North Twelfth Street)
Online: www.lywam.org

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