See outstanding student artwork at District 300 Foundation show

  • The artwork of select students from Community Unit District 300 will be on display at the seventh annual District 300 Foundation Art Show.

    The artwork of select students from Community Unit District 300 will be on display at the seventh annual District 300 Foundation Art Show. Courtesy of School District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence

 
Submitted by Diane Magerko

The Community Unit District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence will present the seventh annual District 300 Foundation Art Show from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, showcasing outstanding student visual arts set against views of the Fox River in historic Old Town Carpentersville.

The District 300 Foundation Art Show open house will take place in the former Illinois Iron & Bolt Foundry building along the Fox River, 100 S. Lincoln Ave., which was renovated by Otto Engineering.

Admission is $1, and all donations will benefit the Carpentersville Boys and Girls Club.

More than 1,000 pieces of student artwork will be on display, with college representatives on hand to offer guidance to those planning to pursue art as a career and to award scholarships to one student from each District 300 high school.

Students presented American Academy of Art scholarships at last year's show include Dundee-Crown student Anabell Mora, Jacobs High School student Mikayla Rea and Margaret Meyer from Hampshire High School.

"We are thrilled to be able to showcase the amazing talents of District 300 students in such a beautiful setting for community members to come and soak it all in," said D300 Foundation committee member Mary Gross.

For information, contact Diane Magerko, District 300 Foundation Performing and Fine Arts chairwoman, at (312) 310-9156 or diane.magerko@d300.org.

To view previous D300 Foundation Art Show performances and artwork, visit www.d300foundation.org or find the group on Facebook.

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The mission of the School District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence is to enhance and extend learning opportunities for all students in all District 300, which serves more than 20,000 students and is one of the largest districts in the state.

Since its founding in 2002, the foundation has raised well over half a million dollars for District 300 schools and students. The foundation focuses on four areas of impact: Literacy, Performing and Fine Arts, Science and Technology, and Student Leadership.

Funding for the foundation is raised through corporate partnerships, private donations, and foundation events. View some of the projects and grants the D300 Foundation has funded by visiting www.d300foundation.org.

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