The Coutts Museum of Art, 110 N. Main, El Dorado, is hosting another Butler County Student Art Exhibit.

The Coutts Museum of Art, 110 N. Main, El Dorado, is hosting another Butler County Student Art Exhibit.

The High School – College art exhibit is now on display and a public reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. April 3. This exhibit will be on display at the museum through April 9.

The high schools are limited to 20 works of art which are selected by their art instructors. Each exhibiting art student will also receive a certificate and a placement ribbon if their work receives recognition by the judge in its media category.

Valerie Haring, art instructor at Butler Community College, will act as judge for the high school works. The works will be judged according to media categories.

Haring received her bachelor of art teacher education from Emporia State University in 1991 and her master of arts from Wichita State University in 1995. She has been an art instructor at Butler Community College since 1991.

The following Butler County high schools and instructors are participating in the exhibit:

• Andover Central High School – Patricia Chambers and Rita Frakes, instructors

• Andover High School – Lana Kaylor and David Fonseca, instructors

• Augusta High School – Audra Shelite, instructor

• Bluestem High School – Branigun Gomez, instructor

• Circle High School – Wendy Tien, instructor

• El Dorado High School – Dennis Cantu and Bob Risch, instructors

• Rose Hill High School – Ward Hilgers, instructor

Students from Butler Community College also have their work on display in the exhibit. Warren Hall Coutts, Jr., the museum’s founder, left a Coutts Art Scholarship endowed fund at Butler. Income from the fund helps provide art scholarships each year to worthy art students.

The Coutts Museum proudly displays the work of area schools and supports the art instructors and the students who acknowledge the value of art education. The museum staff invites the public to attend this exhibit and show support for the artistic talent of Butler County students.

The Coutts Museum of Art is a regional destination art museum that houses more than 1,500 works of art in an historic downtown building. The collection includes Art of the American West, contemporary American, European, and regional Kansas art. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The museum and all Brown Bag Programs are always free and open to the public, funded in part by El Dorado Main Street. Check the Coutts’ Facebook page at for updates on museum activities.