Connections 4 Kids art show a success

— Connections 4 Kids this week hosted its second annual Cherish the Little Things children’s art show, which featured 307 pieces of art made by 263 Moffat County youths in preschool through high school.

"The event was a huge success, and we couldn't be happier with how it came together," Connections 4 Kids coordinator Michelle Balleck said in a news release. "The quality of art was terrific, and the community truly seemed to enjoy the show."

Visitors to the show were allowed to vote for their favorites through monetary donations. The donations, which totaled more than $9,200, benefit Connections 4 Kids programs.

The artists with the most votes will be featured in the 2013-14 Connections 4 Kids school year calendar.

The finalists include:

• Cover artist

— Trinity Farquharson, a second-grader at Sandrock Elementary School

• Monthly featured artists

— Paxton Rudd, a preschooler at Eagle’s Nest Preschool

— Mark Jurgensen, a kindergartner at Sandrock Elementary School

— Jacie Evenson, a third-grader at Sandrock Elementary School

— Kadin Hume, a third-grader at Sandrock Elementary School

— Megan Neton, a first-grader at Sunset Elementary School

— Magnum Gustin, a preschooler in the Moffat County School District preschool program

— Cort Murphy, a second-grader at Sandrock Elementary School

— Madison Crisp, a first-grader at Sandrock Elementary School

— Kimber Roberts, a fourth-grader at Sandrock Elementary School

— Christopher Harmon, a fifth-grader at Sandrock Elementary School

— Ruby Short, a first-grader at East Elementary School

— Preston Miller, a third-grader at Sandrock Elementary School

• Other featured artists (in tile format)

— Evan Atkin, a second-grader at Sunset Elementary School

— Yamelit Robles, a third-grader at Sandrock Elementary School

— Zaylan Kirby, a first-grader at Sunset Elementary School

— Yuridia Popoca, a second-grader at Sandrock Elementary School

— Allyson White, a kindergartner at Sunset Elementary School

— Mandy Cazares, a fifth-grader at Sandrock Elementary School

— Leah LePlatt, a second-grader at Sandrock Elementary School

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