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North High School endeavors to provide an enriching, vibrant, multidisciplinary environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the Fine Arts.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

2012 D99/WPL Art Exhibition

Opening on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Woodridge Public Library, more than 100 student artists from North and South High Schools in Downers Grove collaborated with the Woodridge Public Library to create a breathtaking exhibit of student art work.

The visual art teams at DGN and DGS believe that finding a public venue to showcase student work is an essential element of a strong visual art program.  The collaboration between North, South and the Village of Woodridge is producing fabulous benefits for students, and, for the community at large.

In 2008, a joint committee comprised of members from schools, park districts, and government agencies on which Susan McNeil-Marshall , WPL Administrator, and Dr. Mark McDonald were members was convened. The purpose of this committee was to generate inter-agency cooperation within our community.

This committee met and serendipitously brainstormed the idea of a combined art show at the same time that the Woodridge/Great Frame Up store could no longer sponsor a spring show for both campuses.  The staff and students of District 99 extend a special hanks to Suzyn Mills for sponsoring a North and South Creative Self Expression Great Frame Up Show for nearly a decade.  Suzyn's dedication to student artists in District 99 has been phenomenal.

The show runs until April 23rd, and is available for public viewing during the normal operating hours of the Woodrige Public Library.

Additionally, each campus submitted eight pieces in multiple media categories.  The student work was then evaluated and ranked, producing a 3D best in show, a 2D best in show, and a top winner in each category.  The staff of teachers at South and North High Schools is proud to acknowledge these category award winners in the 2012 D99/WPL Art Show:


3D Best in Show
Emma Brzezinski – North
Kate McCann – South

Creative Self-Expression” 2D Best in Show
Barbara Armstrong – North
Danielle Bonczkowski – South

Ceramics
Amanda Papp - North
Nick Herrara – South

Computer Art
Ellyn Cullotto – North
Jimmy Jagen - South

Design
Insiya Mansoor - South

Drawing
Jackie McGrath – North
Maddie Snyder – South

Jewelry
Julie McNeil – North
Bret Brugh - South

Painting
Ansley McLeod – North
Paige Miller - South

Photography
Morgan Sandacz – North
Hayley Gomoll - South