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20th Annual Beauty of Bronze

What began as a small pilot program in 2004 at Columbia Elementary School under the leadership of founder Jeanette Marantos, has grown to include all fifth graders in the Wenatchee School District, The River Academy, St. Joseph School, and Soap Lake School District. Art students at Wenatchee High School recently joined in to create their own bronze treasures. A total of 693 students participated in the 2024 program.

From its founding, Kevin Pettelle, renowned artist from Sultan, WA, has served as the program’s artist-in-residence, visiting classrooms to provide words of encouragement and expert guidance to fifth graders across the region.

Through the Beauty of Bronze program, children are able to enhance their learning, cultivate an appreciation for sculpture, all while creating art in the community. The Beauty of Bronze Board of Directors are grateful for the ongoing support provided by schools, parents, local organizations, and the community.

All sculptures are on exhibit at Wenatchee Valley Museum & Culture Center from March 1st to April 6th.