Student Art on Display at Affogato in De Pere

Gioia Cumicek, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

Affogato, a coffee shop in De Pere, will be displaying 26 pieces of artwork from some of the art students at Notre Dame.

“The owner of Affogato contacted me about the opportunity to hang student work,” said Mrs. Melanie Bradshaw, art teacher.

After emailing back and forth with Affogato, the owner and Bradshaw arranged for artwork from NDA to be installed in the middle of November.

The work was displayed November 21 and will remain there until December 12. The art pieces  will also be displayed at NDA during the holiday concert on December 13.

Mrs. Bradshaw gave her IB Visual Arts and Senior Art Seminar students the option to choose which work they would like to display. Work from her Art I classes were chosen based on the piece’s success and the amount of time and effort the student put into it. Bradshaw chose most of the pieces from the Art I classes but had help from some of the upper-level classes.

The individuals whose work will be displayed from Art I, IB Visual Art and Senior Art Seminar include Courtney Ledvina, Josie Bieker, Owen Brummel, Emma Paulson, Skylar Schultz, Emily Kulick, Paige Thorrington, Lily Balison, John Nolle, Owen Campbell, Emma (Fyn) Drust, Chloe Greenwood, Autumn Mayer, Alora Schneider, Lily Steber, Arnold Gonzalez, Sarah Rolain, Claudia Gomez, Jessica Wu, Fritz Sehring, Hannah Bressers, Charlie DeRuyter, Katie Zasuly, Vannes Cortez-Aguilar, Leonardo Rodriguez Gomez and Abby Heyroth.

“I really love getting student work into the community, so I was excited to hear that a place in town had the kind of space that would allow for that to happen,” said Bradshaw.

The art teacher looks forward to working with Affogato in the future and hopes to display other students’ work during second semester.

“Before I went to work on Sunday my mom, my grandma, and I went to go look at my artwork at Affogato. They were very impressed with my work and happy to see it on display,” said Chloe Greenwood.