Friday, April 29, 2022

Exeter-Milligan Update: Art News



Art News Update 

By Lisa Kanode, Exeter-Milligan K-12 Art Instructor


The Nebraska Art Teachers Association has been celebrating Youth Art Month at the state

capitol building for quite a few years. It is such a beautiful building to visit and so cool

that kids across the state have the opportunity to be recognized in the rotunda each

year. Three of the six Exeter-Milligan kids attended the ceremony this year. Freshman, Liberty

Johnson, and 5th graders Chezney Kanode and Beau Becker. It was held on Saturday, March

26th at 2:00pm. Beau Becker and his siblings are pictured in front of the East Chamber of

Nebraska’s legislature. The East Chamber was renamed the Warner Legislative Chamber

to honor the Warner family and their contributions to the growth of the Unicameral

system in Nebraska. The colorful doors to the Warner Chamber tell of Native American

culture and life.


We also organize a Family Art Night in recognition of Youth Arts Month at

Exeter-Milligan. This year my high school art students worked hard leading up to the

event to create a starry night sky in the corner of the gym so that the kids could enter it

and see their glow in the dark projects. The galaxy theme helped navigate the

playdough, rock painting and rocket ship sculpture ideas as well as, constellation

drawing, shooting stars and aliens in a UFO project.


Thanks to the GFWC for organizing an art contest for the kids! Four of our

Exeter-Milligan students received a 1st place at District IV contest and are competing at

state. Art III students, Becca Krupicka with an acrylic painting on canvas, Maddie

Luzum with her batik of a fish, Art I student, Liberty Johnson with her Girl with a Pearl

reproduction with watercolor and 2nd grade Knox Becker with his paper mosaic sea life.

Grayson Arbuck also received a medal and certificate from the GFWC for the Beautiful

Nebraska contest!


An easy way to see what the students are doing in art would be to walk the halls of

EM, mostly through the activity entrance and elementary. Also you can check out

student work on our online gallery at

No comments: