The Art Connection

 original artwork by Franklin STEAM Academy student

The Art Connection: Schools to Library showcases artwork by more than 100 students from Champaign Unit 4 School District each year. The artwork is on view in both the Children’s area and the FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level).

Stop by to celebrate the next exhibit—premiering Sunday, February 17, from 3–4 pm, at an Opening Reception for kids, teens, and art teachers!

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. 

Pictured: Detail of artwork by Danielle, Grade7, Franklin STEAM Academy

Exhibition schedule

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
• Enrica Stulpinaite Maldonado, 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 – February 2018
• Scott Fernsberg, Jefferson Middle School
• Stacey Gross, Centennial High School
• John Odum, Carrie Busey Elementary School

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

February 2017 – 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


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