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  • K-8 student exhibit underway at Coutts Museum of Art

  • Students had the opportunity to see their art hanging in a museum as the Coutts Museum of Art began its 2013 special exhibit season with the first of two Butler County Student Art Exhibits.
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  • Students had the opportunity to see their art hanging in a museum as the Coutts Museum of Art began its 2013 special exhibit season with the first of two Butler County Student Art Exhibits.  
    A reception for the first show was held Wednesday evening offering family members and friends an opportunity to see the students’ art hanging in the museum.
    Among the students with art on exhibit was Kenza Labidi, a fourth grader at Wheatland Elementary in Andover.
    She had a sculpture selected for the exhibit.
    “It felt awesome,” she said of seeing her art in the museum.
    She also had a piece of art exhibited at the Coutts when she was in kindergarten.
    “You can do whatever you want with it,” she said of what she enjoys about art.
    Alyssa Mitchell, first grader at Oil Hill, had a paper Clifford selected for the exhibit.
    “It was fun to make,” she said.
    She thought the reception was fun and it was cool to see her art hanging in a museum.
    Gavyn Phillips, a first grader at Skelly Elementary, had a self portrait on display.
    He said it was pretty easy to make and thought it was cool to see it in the museum.
    The exhibit for kindergarten through eighth grade students will remain on display through March 6 and there will be another reception from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 23.
    All of the schools in Butler County were invited to participate in this student art exhibit. Each school was limited to 20 works of art which were selected by the art instructors.  Approximately 400 students have their work on display. Art instructors will be given a certificate and ribbon for each student to honor their participation in the exhibit.  These awards are again made possible in part through funds from the El Dorado Charities Auxiliary.
    The following local Butler County schools, students and instructors will be participating in the February 5 – March 6, 2013 exhibit:
    • Andover Cottonwood Elementary – Ellen Wilson, instructor, and students Isabella Aikman, Lindsey Bateman, Alea Bird, jack Bockbrader, Brooklyn Castillo, Maddie Conger, Maizy Conger, Ben Davis, Ella Gong, Mari Griffen, Keane Hauck, Max Kent, Jackson Lee, Ford McDaniel, Halle Meier, Melissa Mercer, Jace Perry, Ian Poague, Hanna Weers and Savannah Weidler
    • Andover Martin Elementary – Lisa Findley, instructor, and students Josie Anderson, Norah Bair, Tiffany Chan, Ainsley Eberhardt, Josie Farris, Connor Gracey, Caleigh Haetten, Alana Hague, Delanie Hall, Peyton Henry, Emma Henry, Madison Huber, Cole Johnson, Aditya Joshi, Joshua Lee, Manon Lee, Max Middleton, Hailey Milner, Catherine Powner and Megan Whiddon
    Page 2 of 4 - • Andover Meadowlark Elementary – Jessica Blumer, instructor, and students Joe Corio, Carson Crusinberry, Kyle Chastain, Halley Durfey, Laney Frisbie, Jacob Graham, Chelsea Hearson, Noah Krueger, Macy McDonald, Matthew McGovern, Allie Paulsen, Jace Rees, Jackson Rees, Jacob Rees, Maddy Reeves, Ali Sears, Nate STovak, Jackson Ward, Jack Wiens and Drake Zogleman
    • Andover Prairie Creek Elementary – Kylee Kahmeyer, instructor, and students Victoria Anderton, Magenta Bell, Noah Camfield, Ben Canfield, Delaney Carroll, Shemaja Dreyfus, Kaitlyn Ericksen, Aneessa Franklin, Selah Goldston, Korbin Hedger, Alexander Hoofer, Haylee Jefferson, Olivia Lara, Madyson Lynch, Eden Michelson, Reagan Partlow, Hanna Peters, Alexander Roos, Colton Ruggles and Abigail Williams
    • Andover Wheatland Elementary – Geneva Loeck, instructor, and students Nick Bergman, David Bolt, Braden Borchers, Aimee Chau, Jack Couture, Caroline Coyle, Liz Haralson, Halie Harp, Cate Johnson, Lauren Johnson, Kenza Labidi, Kallisti Mandanis, Kate Ralston, Olivia Ray, Madison Slayton, Kelsey Stenger, Lauren Thimmesch, Ethan To, Cara Wenninger, Paige Williams and Briana Winters
    • Andover Central Middle School – Ginger Steck, instructor, and students Alanna Ardanche, Chloe Baker, Zach Beatie, Dara Boynton, Chandler Chastain, Reid Christian, Abby Coleman, Ashlea Dalmasso, Beatrice Dayrit, Cole Evans, Andrew Franks, Abbey Fulgum, Victoria Gribble, Grant Jacoby, Amanda Lehman, Jack Lewis, Cameron McFadden, Arman Meinecke, David Mumford, Brenna Porsch, Elizabeth Sands, Noelle Schumann, Callan Steward, Kodi Stockstill, Colton Trowbridge, Nana Twumasi-Ankra and Lourtney Zwiener
    • Andover Middle School – Vickie Foster, instructor, and students Adrien Banuelos, Selin Ergul, Ethan Nelson, Brayden Niessen, Anna Portillo, Shelby Schrock, Skyler Aikens, Natalie Anderson, Baylee Bloom, Sydney Brown, Manda Le, Mallory Loflin, Hannah Showalter, Aeriel Bell, Ashley Gorton, Olivia Logan, Paige Ramsett, Esperanza Solis and Hannah Steinert
    • Augusta Ewalt Elementary – Charlene Jesser, instructor, and students Lexi Barrier, Aidan Chandler, Justin Clausing, Tylyn Emlet, Madison Griffith, Tiffany Hilton, Jadyn Jackson, Caitlyn Korte, Haley Magruder, Meagan Miller, Allie Mitchell, Ben Natvig, Savanna Nichols, Rylie Owens, Madelyn Ray, Alexis Semisch, Hollee Slusser, Sean Speancere, Austin Wedel and Riley Wilson
    • Augusta Garfield Elementary – Charlene Jesser, instructor, and students Cooper Cabrales, Lexi Chinn, Courtney Daly, Hannah DeWitt, Braedon Duff, Jacob Gillis, Austin Gray, Isaiah Hernandez, Devin Ingrim, Emily Korthais, Tallon Martin, Sarah Oliver, Emma Rice, Emiley Scriven, Kirstie Steiner, Trevor Tolman, Isabelle Verdon, Hayden Vittitow, Colin Vogel and Alexis Wilson
    • Augusta Middle School – Johnna Smith, instructor, and Geena Brown, Summer Brown, Sidnee Carter, Jordan Curry, Shelby Duff, Colling Eldringhoff, Caity Herod, Theresa Holt, Braxton Hubbart, Jarod Kellogg, Ashley Leavins, Jaquelyn McMichael, Laci Merz, Jasmine Owens, Alex Partin, Josh Todd, Nathan West, Sadie Williams, Brooklyn Wiswell and Kira Wheeler
    • Circle Benton Elementary – Judy Haynes, instructor/coordinator, and students Madelynn Brackhahn, Lucy Brown, Macy Brown, Paige Cave, Cooper Chadwell, Rebekah Choriego, Morgan Henry, Skylor Henry, Brevon Hoover, Emma Johnson, Sidney Leep, Sophia McCune, Emma Milbradt, Ivy Patton, Beau Reida, Kira Sawyer, Cole Seagraves, Nhi Vien, Alli Willour and Gabriel Wilson
    Page 3 of 4 - • Circle Oil Hill Elementary – Jonna Garbee, librarian/coordinator, and students Rylie Austin, Madysen Bowlin, Brittany Bowdre, Kalei Cline, Breklyn Craig, Jadyn Curnutt, Jillian Foes, Jacob Garbee, Chloe Geist, Maggie Humig, Samantha Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Ashlynn Kilgore, Alyssa Mitchell, Madison Morse, Stevie Naill, Chase Pond, Remi Wall, Gannon White and Blake Winn
    • Circle Middle School – Brenda Collins, instructor, and students Weston Ahles, Lindsey Baker, Allya Borcher, Jordan Cutsinger, Dalyn Garrison, Shae Hoover, Madison Huynh, Austin King, Terri Nutsch, Autumn Olson, Dalton Perez, Kassidy Redington, Kaitlyn Sabala, Payton Sadowski, Daniella Vanderziel, Dan Wilson, Brooklyn White and Bethany Wolfe
    • El Dorado Grandview Elementary – Desiree Haag, instructor, and students Raegan Barkus, Payton Brown, Shelby Cairns, Soledad Edison, Peyton Heilman, Jacob Holem, Erin Kistler, Marlanne McCabe, Jamison McCaig, Kara McLaren, Brock Nichols and David Staats
    • El Dorado Jefferson Elementary – Desiree Haag, instructor, and students Amaya Ford, Elijah Karst, Maddox Moreno, Abrahm Pena, Kaitlyn Perrill, Taylor Smith, Jewel Watkins and Kaylee Young
    • El Dorado Lincoln Elementary –Desiree Haag, instructor, and students Jordan Albright, Payton Ball, Allison Cyphers, Brooke Orr, James Rosecrans and Abigail Simpson
    • El Dorado Skelly Elementary –Desiree Haag, instructor, and students Olivia Babcock, Trip Baker, Atea Bilbrey, Haven Bell, Cali Crossfield, Khalaya Davis, Alexis Elliott, Vikki Huff, Andrew Moore, Ecko Morris, Kayleigh Morris, Kristin Morris, Gavyn Phillips, Kyson Showalter, Jade Thompson, Alicia Voyles and Nicholas Williams
    • El Dorado Middle School – Sherry Hermreck, instructor, and students Pheonix Anderson, Cheynne Coe, Maddie Conner, Trinity Daniels, Makayla Dashner, Adam Haines, Allison Hamilton, Colton Hancock, Mikaela Immele, Lorraine Lowry, Kylea McArdle, Cassie Miller, Hunter Minium, Katlyn Sparks, Kaiden Stewart, Delaney Taylor and Harley Thorton
    • Flint Hills Primary – Barbara Anderson, instructor, and students Joey Becker, Amanda Brown, Addison Cartmel, Taige Cartmel, Tagen Carney, Kiyra Carpenter, Karly Girty, Kilayton Griffith, Konner Griffith, Willow Kane, Danica Leis, Lilly McNary, Kyle Parker, Alexis Powell, Emily Scribner, Laura Scribner, Sydney Sorum, Kolton Stanfield, Javin Weis and Levi Wittenberg
    • Flint Hills Intermediate – Michal Austin, instructor, and students Matthew Adams, Jeffrey Garcia, Colton Gauthier, Allison Gawith, Gavin Girty, Emily Green, Savannah Hale, Bryant Harris, Paula Hartley, Nellie McClain, Jonathan McCreight, Savannah McCreight, Harley Ratcliff, Matison Totty and Emily Wilson
    • Rose Hill Primary – Brian Goetz, instructor
    • Rose Hill Intermediate – Brian Goetz, instructor, and students Ashley Alonso, Anthen Arheart, Grace Baes, Jack Bryant, Maddi Bryant, Teagan Cobb, Carly Grinstead, Ethan Mann, Alexa Marshall, Ryssa Mendell, Trent Nutsch, Gracie Russell, Lauren Salyers, Rozanne Sandefur, Gavin Strawn, Ella Swearingen, Keegan Taylor, Tabatha Vega and Carly Wilson
    • Rose Hill Middle School – Joel Blessant, instructor, and students Julie Bernett, Kobe Buckle, Hanna Evans, Gretta Fredrick, Skyler Love, Aaron Moore, Brandon Mork, Travis Musterer, Jessica Nusz, Sam Rayl, Joshua Robson, Christine Schlesinger and Crystal Smith
    Page 4 of 4 - All Butler County high schools and Butler Community College will be participating in the March 19 – April 13 show.
    “The Coutts Museum proudly displays the work of our area schools and supports the art instructors and students who know the value of art education,” said Rod Seel, museum director. “Many art programs are being cut or not offered in the public school system. Through this annual exhibit, the Coutts highlights the artistic achievements of Butler County students and emphasizes the value of an arts education in our school system.”
    The Coutts Museum of Art, located in downtown El Dorado, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The museum is always free and open to the public.
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