Memories” displays local grade school children's art
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[July 31, 2019]
you make your way through the exhibits barns at the Logan County
Fair this week, don’t pass up the fine arts barn. Inside you will
find a number of entrants that show the true artistic talent that
lies within our county, from still life to photography there will
surely be something there that you find interesting.
We invite you to pay special attention to a
massive exhibit, made up of more than 800 drawings by local
elementary students in kindergarten through third grade. This is the
second year for the magnificent array of original artwork from our
youngest generation of artists.
And, this is not just a chance for kids to be in the spotlight for
their art, it is an opportunity for them to be judged like their
older counterparts and earn ribbons. Children were asked to choose a
medium for their projects, either pencil or crayon. Some children
used both and some added markers.
A team of judges made up of volunteers examined each piece of art
and first categorized it by the grade school level of the child and
the medium used. Students were then awarded ribbons for their
efforts, some in light teal green and some in white.
The youth art project rightfully named “Making Memories” is the
result of a concept brought about in 2018 by Karen Burgrabe.
Burgrabe said last year that she wanted to give area children
something to be excited about at the fair, and what is more exciting
than seeing your own artwork hanging in one of the fair exhibit
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At the end of the written commentary on display with
the art it says, “The goal of this program is simple. Make it easy
for each youngster in the county to be a part of the fair and to be
excited about their artwork.”
This year the exhibit garnered sponsorship from four area
businesses, Cliff’s Fifth Street Food Mart, Elaine Aue and Culver’s
of Lincoln, Heritage Packaging, and Karen and Danielle Burgrabe with
Rustic Love Rentals.