Young Artist Show: Youth Division opens April 10

“My Beautiful Butterfly,” by Elizabeth McAuliffe, first grade at Stone Creek Elementary School.

Staff Report

Rockford Art Museum’s (RAM) 70th Young Artist Show: Youth Division begins Sunday, April 10, with a free public opening from 1 to 3 p.m., and awards at 2 p.m.

“Jennifer,” by Shannon Hallstein, eighth grade at Eisenhower Middle School.

The annual exhibit showcases outstanding artwork by students in grades kindergarten through eighth at public and private schools in Winnebago County. Art teachers select the pieces for display at their respective school.

This year’s Youth Division features 468 paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture that represent 459 students from 80 schools.

Recognition awards, one per grade level, will be presented at 2 p.m. during the public opening April 10. The exhibit remains on view through May 8.

Recognition awards

The following are recipients of recognition awards (one per grade level) in the 70th Young Artist Show: Youth Division:

Eighth Grade—Virginia Chaveste-Garcia, RESA Middle School

Seventh Grade—Annie Lynch, Spectrum School

Sixth Grade—Katrina Meyers, Roscoe Middle School

Fifth Grade—Trey Campbell, Allegro Academy

“Old Wishes,” by Paxton Powers, eighth grade at RESA Middle School.

Fourth Grade—Cisalie Kugler, Marsh Elementary School

Third Grade—Abraham Ramirez, Stone Creek Elementary School

Second Grade—Alissa Largent, Summerdale Elementary School

First Grade—Alisha Bell, Ralston Elementary School

Kindergarten—Amber Goldhagen, Prairie Hill Elementary School

RAM is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $7, $3 for students/seniors and free to children younger than 12. Call (815) 968-2787 or visit

From the April 6-12, 2011 issue

"The Wise Owls," by Abraham Ramirez, third grade at Stone Creek Elementary School.
“Dancing Cow,” by Camron Haenitsch, kindergarten at Pecatonica Elementary School.
“Skyline Silhouette,” by Alissa Largent, second grade at Summerdale Elementary School.
“The Scream,” by Katrina Meyers, sixth grade at Roscoe Middle School.

Enjoy The Rock River Times? Help spread the word!