WhyArtist Teaching Artist Kim Darling worked with students from Monroe and Morton middle schools during a series of spring workshops to create submissions for the Audubon Society of Omaha’s 2019 Art Show. The event was held April 27 in the Harper Center at Creighton University.
Each year, the Audubon Society of Omaha invites students from across the city to submit art works focused on different species of birds. The students are free to choose their medium but must research what region their species is from, what it eats, what type of habitat it seeks and whether or not its habitat is in danger of being destroyed. More than 400 students submitted works in 2019, and a number of students from Monroe and Morton received Merit and Excellence awards:
Monroe Middle School Award Winners
- Shy’Aira Bennett – Merit
- Adrianna Hebert – Excellence
- Keylee Johnson – Excellence
- Kaitlyn Landis – Merit
- Paige Pichler – Excellence
- Angella Simon – Excellence
- A’Shawnna Whitcomb – Merit
Morton Middle School Award Winners
- Aaliya Jone – Merit
- Aniya Porter – Excellence
Funding for these WhyArts workshops was made possible by The Sherwood Foundation and Collective for Youth.