During my time at Bonner, we had multiple presentations with multiple age groups. Each group having a different perspective and mentioning other artworks to talk about. One 5th grade group was intrigued by Whitney Polich’s bronze sticks. A few students came up with different ideas and reflections. “Can you imagine if we replicated all of our trees?” The 7th grade students were drawn to Courtney Blazon’s “Island of Little Depraved Felons.” I told the students that Courtney works locally in Missoula, “I bet you have seen her work before. What about the electric box in front of the Wilma?” It clicked for the students and they realized they have seen her work all over town. “I have seen her drawings for the craft fair,” mentioned one student. The connection between many of the artists who are working in Missoula and these students started in the art classroom with the Art Mobile. It reminded me of how important it is for our students to be connected with artists local to their hometown or state. I hope these students continue to follow our Missoula artists, such as Beth Lo, Stephen Glueckert, and Courtney Blazon and be inspired to follow in their footsteps.