Almost 20 percent of the senior class at Trinity High School in River Forest have been named 2005 Illinois State Scholars. Selection is based on SAT 1 and/or ACT test score results and/or a students' class rank at the end of the junior year in high school. Trinity's President Sister Michelle Germanson, O.P. said, "How super-proud we are of these most amazing young women. They truly put into action what the wonderful mission Trinity High School proclaims."
The current exhibit at the Oak Park Art League, "The Live Model," is a collection of drawings and paintings from the league's Sunday figure drawing sessions, where artists work with live models. One of the fascinating aspects of the show is that all the pieces are basically of the same subject?#34;the nude human form?#34;yet the approach taken by the different artists varies tremendously.
Clint Eastwood's latest movie, Million Dollar Baby is a work of art?#34;except for the title, which belongs on some other film. By "work of art," I don't mean what the term, sadly, has come to mean, i.e. a work of "technical perfection" or "high-definition realism." By "art," I mean the realm the film works in?#34;not quite realistic, but very recognizable.
You only think you haven't heard Edgar Meyer. If you're a fan of roots music?#34;whether its Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck or The Chieftains?#34;you've most likely heard his nimble figures dance across a fret board.
Logan Giulietti-Schmitt, 19, of Oak Park, competed in the United States Figure Skating Championships, Jan. 9 to 16 in Portland, Ore. Guilietti-Schmitt and his partner of six months, Mauri Gustafson, 16, skated in the Junior Dance competition, finishing 10th.
Live drum and dance performances by Atiba and the BUSA family highlighted the 7th Annual Community Kwanzaa Festival on Sunday, Dec. 26. More than 100 people including many families with children attended the colorful festival which was free and open to everyone in the Oak Park area.
It took a quarter of a century to build, but last year, the HO scale model trains that toot-tooted and clickedy-clacked across an ever-changing track configuration in the basement of Dole Center finally screeched to a halt. Luckily, there's light at the end of the tunnel.