Meet our Frost & Friends
Frost & Friends
is a holiday show that I produce with my friends, which takes place in Rockford, Illinois every November. Our mission through Frost & Friends is not only to feature talented artisans and entrepreneurs but to raise money to support art students that are passionate, talented and deserving of the Northern Illinois University Summer in the Arts Camp
Why? Well, I am a former art teacher and know first-hand how much this means...I know this can make a difference and add value to a creative life, it gives the student the opportunity to experience college-life which may affect their decision to seek a college education/contemplate a career in the fine arts, it helps families.
The NIU Summer in the Arts Camp
is a full-week, college-level art making experience at Northern Illinois University premier school of art. Check it out at www.artscamps.niu.edu
Regional 9-12th grade students are nominated by their art teachers through a written recommendation, examples of their work, and a personal essay written by the student.
Thanks to the community support from this past year Frost & Friends... we are so proud to award 13 kids this opportunity. Our very own, Kari O'Connor organized a school visit on May 15th, 2012. We surprised each student with the scholarship letter and awarded them a DREAM BIG sketchbook. To date, we have given 57 scholarships over the years.
Congratulations to all our recipients!!!
Darya Chuveron- Rockford Christian High School. Art Teacher- Kelli Saban
Skye Cox, Erika Geraldino, Haran Lopez- Guilford High School. Art Teachers- Lisa Doll, Lizzie Woodyatt
Anna Girgenti, Derek Droessler, Monica Skzypczak, Jennifer Peters, (not pictured Paul Boguszewski)- Boylan High School. Art Teachers- Becky Pelley & Tabatha Dougherty
Veronica Ciastko- Auburn High School. Art Teacher- Margret Hynes
Jesenia Perez and Dalton Thompkins- Jefferson High School. Art Teacher- Lynn Stockton
Katie Draves- Winnebago High School. Art Teacher- Lisa Jimenez