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D-70 students to participate in Cook Park library art show

LIBERTYVILLE – Celebrating National Youth Art Month in March means artwork from Libertyville School District 70 students will be showcased in the seventh annual “arteffects” art show at Cook Park Public Library, as well as throughout the village.

About 150 pieces of student 2-D artwork will be on display when the show opens March 8, and continues through April 2 at the downtown library, art teacher Cindi Sartain said in a news release. The artists range in grades from kindergarten through eighth grade.

The community is invited to an open house for the show from 6 to 8 p.m. March 8 at the library, 114 N Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

The artwork will be displayed throughout the building, including a feature wall with work from each building on the lower level of the library, Sartain said. The open house also will include performances by the Highland Show Choir and the Strolling Strings.

“This is an event that we as art teachers, as well as the students, have come to cherish each year,” said Sartain, an art teacher at Highland Middle School. “It is a great collaboration with the schools and the library. It is a great opportunity for the students to see their work on display in a public venue. It also is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase what we have been learning in the schools.”

As March is Youth Art Month, the David Adler Music & Arts Center also will feature artwork from District 70 students. Artwork also can be found on display at the Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville and at the District 70 administrative offices of the Educational Resource Center by Butterfield School. District 70 student artwork also was featured at a Libertyville High School show last November.

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