[r45] Rep. Borders Welcomes Art from District 45 (3/4/2009)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Start Date: 3/4/2009 All Day
End Date: 3/4/2009
(STATEHOUSE) March 4, 2009 - The Indiana Statehouse is filled with a lot of things: marble and glass, senators and representatives, and, sometimes, tension and arguing.  But this month it will also be filled with children's artwork as Indiana celebrates Youth Art Month, sponsored by the Art Education Association of Indiana.

Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) was happy to see several pieces of artwork from District 45.

"The colorful artwork in the Statehouse definitely makes my work environment more fun," said Rep. Borders.  "But mostly I'm glad because this shows off the talent we have in District 45.  Who knows? Maybe the next Norman Rockwell or Monet will be from Indiana."

The artwork, which is from young artists in schools all over Indiana, includes watercolors, pencil drawings, paintings, collages, textiles, and photography.  Themes also vary, from animals and landscapes to political messages and abstract designs.

From district 45, the following students represented North Knox East Elementary School:

  • Kara Cullen, seventh grade.
  • Kelsey Hagemeier, seventh grade.
  • Wyatt Held, seventh grade.
  • Kirby Jones, seventh grade.
  • Kelsey Myers, seventh grade.

North Knox High School's honored artists included:

  • Tyson Hartsburg, 12th grade.
  • Chelsea Heshelman, 10th grade.
  • Jason Holt, 11th grade.
  • Morgan Messer, 10th grade.
  • Joey Ward, 10th grade.

The display kicked off with a reception at the Statehouse on Sunday.  The artwork will be up for public viewing through March 28.

The Art Education Association of Indiana is a professional organization dedicated to the promotion, advancement and improvement of art education at all levels in the state of Indiana.  Each March the AEAI seeks to emphasize the importance and value of quality school art programs by offering Youth Art Month at the Statehouse.