The Art Connection


original artwork by Central High School student

The Art Connection: Schools to Library series showcases artwork by more than 100 students from Champaign Unit 4 School District each year. The artwork is on view in the FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level) and, starting in October 2022, on the first floor.

Stacey Gross, K–12 Visual Arts Coordinator for Unit 4, coordinates the teachers who serve as curators for each show. The Art Connection is presented in partnership with the Champaign Unit 4 School District. 

Artwork by Emma, Grade 10, Central High School (detail)

Exhibition schedule


Art teacher and Champaign Unit 4 Schools student artwork on view:

October 2022 – January 2023
• Whitney Huber, International Prep Academy
• Jill Kjorlien, Kenwood Elementary School
• Enrika Stulpinaite, Central High School

February 2020 – September 2022
• Ravyn Rodgers Drone, Central High School (through May 2020)
• Emily Pawlicki, Booker T. Washington STEM Academy
• Priscilla Putman, Stratton Academy of the Arts

October 2019 – January 2020
• Stacey Gross, Centennial High School
• Grant Thomas, Barkstall Elementary School
• Enrika Stulpinaite, Central High School

May – September 2019
• Melissa Hahn, Robeson Elementary School
• Shannon Percoco, Centennial High School
• Lolita Zwetler, Edison Middle School

February – May 2019
• Lucy Christianson, Franklin STEAM Academy
• Josh Doniek, Centennial High School
• Amy Lozar, South Side Elementary School

October 2018 – January 2019
• Melissa Farley, Bottenfield Elementary School
• John Odum, Carrie Busey Elementary School
• Enrika Stulpinaite, Central High School

May – September 2018
• Michael McLoughlin, Dr. Howard Elementary School
• Emily Pawlicki, Booker T. Washington STEM Academy
• Ravyn Rodgers, Central High School

February – May 2018
• Amy Johnson, Westview Elementary School
• Rachel Kinney, Centennial and Central High Schools
• Jill Kjorlien, Kenwood Elementary School

September 2017 – January 2018
• Scott Fernsberg, Jefferson Middle School
• Stacey Gross, Centennial High School
• John Odum, Carrie Busey Elementary School

May – August 2017
• Holly Hummel, International Prep Academy
• Megan Barber, Stratton Elementary School
• Grant Thomas, Barkstall Elementary School

February – May 2017
• Carol-Lynn Comparetto, Central High School
• Andrea Cox, Westview Elementary School
• Melissa Farley, Bottenfield Elementary School

November 2016 – February 2017
• Amy Lozar, South Side Elementary School
• Shannon Percocco, Centennial High School
• Lolita Zwetler, Edison Middle School


Made possible with support from the Library Friends.



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eshapiro@champaign.org

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