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Glenwood City celebrates Youth Art Month

On March 9th in Madison WI, many students artists, their families and Art teachers gathered to celebrate Youth Art Month and the many talented artists who had work submitted to the State Youth Art Month Show. Art teachers were allowed to select 3 pieces of artwork from grades K-12 to submit for the show.

This resulted in hundreds of Entries from all over the state being sent to the capital to be displayed in the famous Capitol rotunda. From those hundreds of applicants, only 33 were chosen to receive an award from a number of sponsors. Glenwood City’s own, Carson Thayer, a kindergarten student at Glenwood City Elementary, was chosen for one of these awards. A representative from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) , Scott Jones,  presented Carson with a basket full of new art supplies, and a certificate for his artwork. Mr. Scott Jones stated, “I wonder if Wisconsin has found its next Kandinsky…”

Carson’s artwork was created after his class had learned about the artist, Wassily Kandinsky. They studied the artist’s paintings and learned that his work contained lines, shapes and colors. They were then given the supplies to create something inspired by Kandinsky’s work. Ms. Johnson (Carson’s art teacher) states, “I was drawn to this piece of artwork from the moment he created it. The color choices and his experimentation with the materials really created something special.”  Carson’s artwork will now be framed and displayed in the DPI building in Madison for the next few months, then sent home for him and his family to enjoy.

The Glenwood City School District is also celebrating Youth Art Month with an art exhibit at Glenhaven, Inc. in Glenwood City March 23 – April 5. The show is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. during those days. A closing reception will be held on April 5, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.