Visiting artist Whitney Polich stopped in for our 4-5th grade exhibit. We passed around her bronze sticks. Students held their hands up high, waiting to be called on. Whitney explained the process of creating her bronze sculptures. Students asked her why she would do that. Whitney told the students that she wanted to make something that had little to no monetary value become expensive. One 5th grade student asked Whitney where he could make a bronze artwork. Whitney told him, “Well, I think the closest place is Missoula.” “But, you can start collecting bronze or silver from spoons that you can find at garage sales. Those materials can be melted down to make your own cast. I would keep an eye out for those!” Whitney also told the students that she does other artwork too, not just sculpture. “Sometimes though, I feel too limited in two-dimensional art, and that’s why I often turn to sculpture.” Finally, we told the students that Whitney lives in Choteau. They were excited to hear this and asked her where she lived and what she does. The 4-5 grade audience was very attentive and eager to learn more from Whitney. I think they were the perfect age group and audience to be inspired to continue in the arts.