Madi Weaver, a second grade student at Hesston Elementary School, is an artist with a cause.
On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Madi invited her artist mentor Mark Ward to speak to her second grade class about their paintings.
While displaying her paintings to her class, Madi was able to talk about her favorite pieces.
“The Hot Air Balloons painting - because it was kind of like I could draw it myself and then we just painted it. It just that I've never really done a painting that big, all by myself,” she said.
What makes Madi’s work unique from that of many second grade students, it will be auctioned off to raise money for Juvenile Arthiris, a condition Madi has lived with since her first birthday.
“Madi’s paintings will be up for auction at the Art for Arthritis Gala Thursday, March 7th from 6 p.m, to 9 p.m. at the Boathouse in Wichita. Tickets for the Gala are available at artforarthritiswichita.org,” said Zach Weaver.