This year, for the first time, District 97 has joined many other school districts nationwide in celebrating Youth Art Month.

The District 97 art teachers and their students would like to invite the public to join in the celebration called Art Extravanganza, which features an art exhibit of student work from all 10 District 97 schools. In this spectacular show, one can appreciate the skills learned and nourished in the students’ art classes through hard work, problem solving, risk taking, cultural exploration, creativity and the communication of ideas all while enjoying what they are doing.

Oak Park and River Forest High School is hosting this wonderful show. Student work from all eight elementary schools is displayed in the second-floor gallery above the student center. Middle School students’ 3-D work is in a display case on the first floor student center, and 2-D work is displayed on the third floor in the art wing. The Art Extravaganza will be hanging through March 17.

The public is welcome to the reception for the artists, their parents and teachers from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, in the second- and third-floor gallery spaces at OPRF.

Christine Worley
Art teacher, District 97

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