D64 student artists featured at library for Youth Art Month

D64 student artists featured at library for Youth Art Month

Student artwork in a myriad of media -- copper repousse, ceramics, photography, fiber art, painting, drawing and more -- are showcased at the Park Ridge Library through March 28, 2019. The special exhibit highlights students’ creativity using many different mediums and tools to produce their art, and illustrates how students’ skills broaden as they advance through the art curriculum.

Stop by to "check out" this amazing exhibit from 22 of D64's student artists in celebration of Youth Art Month 2019.

This year's student artists include:

  • Carpenter - All grade 5: Corinne Aper - “Chocolate Chip Cookie,” Fiber Art; Daniel Drcha, “Fish,” Fiber Art; Josie Wolfe - “Owls,” Fiber Art; Christian Polkow, “Buffalo,” Batik; and Camille Gordon, “Dolphin,” Batik.
  • Emerson - Kathryn Varga, grade 8 - “Hourglass Vessel,” Ceramics; Alex Sasak, grade 8 - “Cat in Sunflowers,” Acrylic Painting; Nicole Grudzien, grade 7 - “Wolf,” Copper Repousse; and Neda Buzinskas, grade 8 - “Winter Flying,” Black and White Photography
  • Field - Both grade 4: Adriana Costantino, One-Point Perspective Shape Explosion; and Scarlett Nichols, Chicago Reduction Print
  • Franklin - Not able to participate this year
  • Lincoln - Both grade 8: Anastasia Brow - “Bump, Set, Spike,” Copper Tooling; and Vardah Khan - “Sailing Away,” Acrylic on Woodblock
  • Roosevelt - Mackenna Guess, grade K - “Teddy Bear Roosevelt,” Watercolor Portrait; Emma McGinty, grade 2 - “Teddy Roosevelt,” Oil Pastel Portrait; and Ethan Ranaldi, grade 4 - “Teddy Roosevelt,” Pencil Drawing
  • Washington - All Day of the Dead skeletons: both grade 1 - Devyn Heneghan and Fiorella Otero; and all grade 3 - Maggie Bublitz, Stella Feldman, Kaitlyn Healy, and Tyler Moy

Youth Art Month is sponsored by the Illinois Art Education Association to specifically highlight visual art. It is an outgrowth of Illinois Arts Education Week (March 11-17, 2019), an annual initiative sponsored cooperatively by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in cooperation with the Illinois Art Education Association. The initiative reinforces the importance of the arts in the growth and development of all Illinois students.

A view of the Library showcases: