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‘Meet Emerging Artists’ opens

Three Waupaca students present their work

The Waupaca High School students featured in the Waupaca Community Arts Center’s “Meet the Emerging Artists” program this year are seniors Chloe Lebouef, Elle Miller and Micaela Porod.

The public is invited to meet them and enjoy their artwork from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the center, 200 N. Main St.

Refreshments will be served.

All three have been creating ever since they could hold crayons, brushes and pencils.

It is a year-round activity for them.

Art teacher Rachel Akey says, “All three students were involved in the Summer Mural Program at the high school. Micaela and Elle painted 4-by-3 feet reproductions of Leonid Afremov’s paintings. Elle was one of three students who created a color wheel zentangle mural on our art room lockers. They’ve all also had artwork featured during Youth Art Month at the library, as well as the Main Street Art Show at the high school in May. Excellent art students with great talent.”

This is the fourth year the Waupaca Community Arts Center has partnered with Waupaca High School to give local students the opportunity to experience planning and preparing work for public exhibit, pricing it, working to get publicity out for the exhibit, preparing for the opening reception and being interviewed about their work.

This exhibit will be open from Oct. 20 through Jan. 18.

After high school, Lebouef plans to work in geriatric activity planning.

Miller hopes to double major in studio art with an emphasis in drawing and art education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

This is Porod’s second exhibit at the arts center.

She was one of the participants in an exhibit of middle schoolers that took place several years ago.
She hopes to pursue either an art education or a psychology major with an emphasis in art.

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