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.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Thanks DGN Fine Arts Boosters! #PlantSale #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Thank you to our incredibly dedicated DGN Fine Arts Boosters and student volunteers for their coordination of, and work at, the 2016 plant and flower sale. We are extremely grateful for your energy and enthusiastic contributions.

A very special thank-you is extended to Mrs. Harker and Mrs. Pike for co-chairing this year's sale!

Friday, April 29, 2016

District 99 Orchestra Banquet #99Learns @DGNFineArts @DGSFineArts @Dist_99

The students of the District 99 Orchestra celebrated an amazing year of sonic accomplishments at the 2016 D99 Orchestra Banquet this evening.  Special thanks to the team of parents from both campuses who collaborated to produce the event and the amazing raffle baskets this evening.  Thanks to Ms. Mullen for her work to recognize and honor the students in the orchestra during the evening.  To the members of the Class of 2016 - we thank you for your collective contributions to sonic success in our district and we bid you a fond farewell and wish you nothing but the best in life as the next part of your journey continues!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

All Access Performance at D99 American Idol #99Learns #WeAreDGN

Congratulations to the All Access choir on their performance at the District 99 Transition Program American Idol Competition. The singers did a fantastic job performing "New," by Paul McCartney.  They will perform this piece again next Tuesday at our annual Choral Showcase at 7 pm in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

DGN Vans Team @dgnfinearts @dgncte #WeAreDGN #99Learns

Congratulations to visual art students Marcus Bacerra, Natalie Costello, Claudia Hernandez, Liam Perez, Margaret Schaub, Brooke Stocki, Sofia Wehrle, and Mr. Voelker for their recent entries into the Van's Custom Culture competition.

Special shout-out to Mr. Himes and his 3rd / 7th period Marketing classes for their collaboration on this project!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016 D99/WPL Art Show Opening @DGNFineArts @Dist_99 @WoodridgePL #99Learns

More than 150 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 Pattie Nesbit, WPL Administrator, for serving as the host for the exhibition.

The art show is juried by the D99 staff.  Awards are presented by media strand, and, for an overall Best in Show for 2D and 3D

The show runs through April 28, 2016 and is available for public viewing during the normal operating hours of the Woodridge Public Library.

North High School Awards

BEST IN SHOW 2D: Sophia Wehrle

BEST IN SHOW 3D: Natalie Costello

Best in Photography: Andra Jankauskaite
Best in Jewelry: Jaida Travascio-Green
Best in Functional 3D: Lexi Nix
Best in Sculputral 3D: Lauren Porcelli
Best in Self Portrait: John Klasing
Best in Graphic Design: Ben Gartlan
Best in Digital Art: Emma Wilson
Best in Illustration: Marcus Bacerra

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

D99/Woodridge Public Library Show Opens Tonight! @Dist_99 @WoodridgePL

150 Visual Art students from District 99 are being featured in a public art exhibit hosted by the Woodridge Public Library. Tonight's Artist/Awards Reception (6 - 7:30 PM) is free and open to the public. Come meet these outstanding art students - and their dedicated teachers - at the Woodridge Public Library.

If you are unable to attend this evening, the work will be available to view during normal operating hours through the end of April.

The Fine Arts Departments of Downers Grove North and South High Schools extend our appreciation to the Woodridge Public Library for hosting this show in their beautiful facility.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

'Sharing Is Caring' Dinner and Concert Warm Hearts in the Community #99Learns #WeAreDGN

The 2016 'Sharing Is Caring' Dinner and Concert was another fabulous example of DGN students giving back to the community and sharing their talents with others.  Many thanks are extended to the DGN Student Council members, and their sponsors Melissa Wostratzky and Mary Ricklefs, for their collaboration on this evening's events.  The student musicians of the Jazz and Percussion Ensembles are also to be commended for a fabulous performance that delighted the audience.  

Special thanks is extended to New York saxophonist Adam Larson for his work in a two-day arts residency at DGN.  It was a true pleasure to collaborate with him, and learn from him.

Well done Trojans!