A piece of artwork called "Purple Majesties" by Abby McCue, a third-grader from Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights Elementary District 25, has been chosen for a national touring exhibition called All Kids can CREATE.
The event is sponsored by CVS Caremark All Kids Can and VSA, the international organization on arts and disability. Some of the artists, all between 5 and 15 years of age, are living with disabilities.
McCue's monochromatic painting was inspired by the Appalachian Mountains.
More than 4,700 entries were submitted by students across the country, and 102 were chosen for the exhibit.
All of the artwork submitted this year, from paintings to sculptures to photographs, will be included in an online gallery at artsonia.com/allkidscancreate.
More information is available on the website of Tricia Fuglestad, art teacher at Dryden, http://bit.ly/lH0k9J.