Battle Ground Middle School wins TAF “Artist in Residence” grant

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Battle Ground Middle School is the recipient of an Artist in Residence Grant from the Tippecanoe Arts Federation. The TAF Artist in Residence Program is designed to excite young art students by allowing them to work closely with local artists, and provides the winning school with a budget for all necessary supplies and tools. This grant from the Tippecanoe Arts Federation is made possible through generous sponsorship of NCHS and Chase Bank, and support of the Indiana Arts Commission.

West Lafayette potter Angie Peterson has already spent a week as guest artist in all of Ying Larimore’s regular art classes, awing the students with her use of a potter’s wheel. Peterson has been demonstrating the wheel and leading two independent projects in which each student makes his/her own unique piece.

“This has been an excellent program. We treasure this opportunity. Students have been working hard and producing truly amazing work. The program also delivered an important message to our students about how artists can use their talents to enrich the community and the schools,” said Larimore.

BeAnn Younker, principal of Battle Ground Middle School, expressed her appreciation for this special event, stating, “We are so appreciative to the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, NCHS, and Chase Bank for making this program available. Our students will truly benefit from the expertise that Angie Peterson will bring to our classrooms. Hopefully this experience will inspire future artists for our community or a love or appreciation for the arts.”

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