About the Artist: Grace Arp

Grace is a fifth grade student at Adam's Elementary in Lincoln, NE. She enjoys music, plays the trombone in the Adam's Band and participates in chorus. She is also involved in volleyball and dance. She enjoys camping, traveling, nature, animals of all sorts and playing with her little sister, Isabelle. She has always enjoyed drawing and painting and has created many drawings of animals. Her favorite subjects are math and science and her favorite color is blue. She would one day like to be a conservation biologist.

Artwork Interpretation: "Water's Journey"

The importance of water to prairie life, both the wildlife and the plant life, is the message of my rain barrel. It shows the rivers and streams which are the lifeline of much of nature. I want to remind those who see my rain barrel that conserving and protecting our water sources is important across every part of our state.