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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pony parade: Artists selected for summer art project in Lake Geneva

Area artists have begun work on their creations for the "Horsing Around Town" project that will feature 80 pony sculptures situated throughout downtown Lake Geneva. More than 200 artists applied to participate in the project.

Terry Mayer/The Week
Williams Bay High School student Sean Quinn begins work on his pony. Artists have until the end of May to complete their projects.
At Williams Bay Middle Middle School, eighth grader Leah Newell enlisted her friends, Alyssa Alheid and Caroline Brown, to help.

At Williams Bay High School, sophomore Sean Quinn got down to work Wednesday.

Artists have until the end of May to complete their work. The public display is set for June.

The project is being promoted by S.M.I.L.E.S. therapeutic riding center in Darien to promote and support their programs.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to show off the work of local and national artists and thrilled that the horse is being displayed for everyone to enjoy," said Sherry Monty, executive director of S.M.I.L.E.S.

"The horse has been such a critical part of our program and we are proud to honor this amazing animal."

A kick-off party, where all 50 sculptures will be on display will be held at the Grand Geneva Resort on May 31.

In the fall the horses will be auctioned, and proceeds from the event will support equine-assisted activities and therapy for children and adults with disabilities at S.M.I.L.E.S.

Artists who submitted winning proposals are:

Billie Anderson of Sharon

Badger High School Art Teachers of Lake Geneva

Beloit Turner High School Students of Beloit

Gretchen Bettinger of Delavan

Connie Bier, Vicki Cottam, Allison Hokinson of Milton and Janesville

Kathrine Ann Bogucki of Racine

Amy Brancel of Elkhorn

Barb and Jay Brost of Fontana

Sheila Brown of Elkhorn

Brook Cervenka of Delavan

Anne Connors of Lake Geneva

Terrece Clarke-Crawford of Kenosha

Delavan-Darien High School Students of Delavan

Diane Doerr of Delavan

Jacqueline Gilles Duros of Lake Geneva

Mark Dziewior of Fort Atkinson

Elkhorn Area High School Students of Elkhorn

Fontana Elementary School of Fontana

Lee Ann Gause of Chicago

Tania Gill and Pam Haas of Brodhead, Wis. and Davis, Ill.

Sarah Giorno of Elkhorn

Dee Dee Golberg of Janesville

Krista Grauvogl of Madison

Sadie Gunnick of Elkhorn

Liz Haseley of Lake Geneva

Patricia Holzman of Mukwonago

Gabby Jensen of Fontana

Paulette Jensen of Lake Geneva

Jeff Johnston of Twin Lakes

Kathy Kerner of Waterford

Dawn Kist of Elkhorn

Sybil Klug of Lake Geneva

Shawn Kraemer of New Glarus

Lakeland School Students of Elkhorn

Linda Littlejohn of Roscoe, Ill.

Whitney Williams-Lorek of Lake Geneva

Dennis Mahlkuch of Monroe

Doris Michealson of Elkhorn

Mukwonago High School Students of Mukwonago

Denise Murphy of Delavan

Muskego High School Students of Muskego

Emily Nie of Beloit

Palmyra-Eagle Students of Palmyra

Parkview Charter High School Students of Footville

Margo Potter of East Troy

Abraham Renko of Delavan

James Richter of Janesville

Rachelle Rosenberg of Janesville

Glenna Schilthelm of Walworth

Kristen Schmidt of Oconomowoc

Talla Schultz of Walworth

Kathy Shealan of Elkhorn

Bonnie Siegel of Northbrook, Ill.

Tracy Skibitzki of Lake Geneva

Joe Sorren of Flagstaff, Ariz.

Renee Staeck of Racine

Mary Steinhardt of Waterford

Katie Swanson of Janesville

Nancy Vance of Beloit

Christie Chew-Wallace of Chicago

Candace Walters of Antioch, Ill.

Pat Werner of Walworth

Williams Bay Eighth Graders of Williams Bay

Williams Bay High School of Williams Bay

Wisconsin School for the Deaf of Delavan

Nancy Wolff of Lake Forest, Ill.

Wendy Yanke of Genoa City

Janette Neal-Zopp of Lake Geneva

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