Fine Arts @ DGN Mission

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

Monday, April 22, 2013

Art Students Garner Awards at Fremd 4x5 Show

Congratulations to our DGN visual art students who submitted work to the 2013 Fremd 4x5 Show.

The pieces entered into this show are divided into nine different categories and judged against a larger body of student artwork from other Chicago area schools. Prizes are awarded to the top three works in each category.  In addition, students may earn an "honorable mention" citation for work of excellence.

For the 2013 4x5 show at Fremd High School, students from 38 suburban high schools submitted more than 1,600 pieces of work.

Congratulations to North High School artists Emma Brzezinski (3rd place, 3D) and Kate Lawrence (2nd place, Relief) for earning top awards in their respective categories.

Please join us in congratulating the category award winners and honorable mention citations for North High School visual artists at the 2013 Fremd 4x5 Show:

Emma Brzezinski - 3D - 3rd Place
Nathan Eisenhut - Computer Generated - Honorable Mention (2)
Riley Kleutgen - 3D - Honorable Mention
Kate Lawrence - Relief - 2nd Place
Samantha Marsteller - 3D - Honorable Mention
Maura Towy - Darkroom Photography - Honorable Mention

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fine Line Creative Arts Center Welcomes DGN AP Art Students

Mrs. Amy Bernard and 14 AP Studio 3D students took a field trip to the Fine Line Creative Arts Center on Friday, April 12.  

Mrs. Bernard arranged the field trip with the program director at Fine Line in an effort to provide AP Art Students the opportunity expand the breadth of their portfolios.  While at the studio students created a felt project as well as fused glass works.  

Congratulations to all of the visual art students - and Mrs. Bernard - for their creative work!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

'Sharing Is Caring' Jazz Concert




Live Webcast of Tonight's Jazz Concert

Out of town, but don't want to miss tonight's DGN Jazz Concert with world-famous guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque?  You're in luck!

High School Cube is running a live stream of the concert here:

Fareed Haque Residency

Fareed Haque continues to 'wow' our students at DGN today as he shares his musicianship with a variety of ensembles, classes, and small groups.

Don't miss tonight's concert!  7 pm in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium.

Monday, April 08, 2013

International Guitar Virtuoso

International guitar virtuoso - Fareed Haque - is on the North High campus today and tomorrow working with students in a variety of music courses.

Professor Haque started bright and early with the Jazz Lab Band at 7:00 am, and since that time he has performed for over 300 students in band and guitar classes.

Later this evening the Jazz Esnemble will work in an extended two-hour rehearsal with Professor Haque in preparation for tomorrow night's 'Sharing Is Caring' Jazz Concert, which is set to be broadcast on High School Cube.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Fareed Haque with DGN Jazz Tuesday Night!

Guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque ( will appear as guest-artist in residence this week at North High, with a culminating concert set for 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 9th.

The annual 'Sharing Is Caring' Jazz Concert - held in conjunction with Jazz Appreciation Month - annually features the DGN Jazz Ensemble, DGN Jazz Lab Band, and the DGN Percussion Ensemble.

Admission is free; doors open at 6:30 PM.

Out-of-town friends and family can enjoy the concert too!  The concert will be streamed live on High School Cube beginning at 7:00 PM.

Don't miss what is sure to be one of the highlight concerts of the spring season!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

D99 & Woodridge Artistic Partnership

More than 100 student artists from North and South High Schools in District 99 have 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 District 99 and the Village of Woodridge is producing fabulous benefits for students and the community at large. The staff and students of District 99 extend a special thanks to Susan McNeil-Marshall, WPL Administrator, for serving as the host for the exhibition.

The show runs through April 22 and is available for public viewing during the normal operating hours of the Woodridge Public Library.

Woodridge / D99 Art Show Tonight!

Don't miss tonight's opening reception of the Woodridge / District 99 Art Show! 6:00 - 7:30 PM at the Woodridge Public Library. Awards @ 7:00 PM.