Forest County 4-H is celebrating Youth Art Month with a traveling “tiny” art exhibit featuring youth artists from the county. Youth were encouraged to create an original acrylic painting on a 3×3 canvas and submit their artwork to the 4-H office by the end of February. A total of 23 entries were submitted in three age categories. One winner from each category was chosen based on the originality of the painting. The winners include PK-2nd grade Ruby Smith with her painting “Wisconsin”, 3rd – 5th grade Jayden Tuckwab with “Sunset over Metonga” and in the 6th – 12th grade category Bailey VanEpryn won with “Mountain at Night”.
All twenty-three pieces of artwork will be on display at the public libraries in the county during the month of March. The exhibit is currently on display at the Crandon Public Library until March 12th. The following week it will be on display at the Laona Public Library and will move to the Wabeno Public Library the last week of the month due to Spring Break schedules.
We encourage residents visit the libraries to view the artwork for yourself. If you are unable to visit, the exhibit is available to view online.