All-city student art show returns

Rockford Public Schools’ show runs through Feb. 2 at Paragon

Students from Auburn, East, Guilford and Jefferson high schools put nearly 90 pieces of their finest work on display at the Rockford Public Schools’ All-City High School Art Exhibit, now through Feb. 2 at Paragon on State, 205 W. State St.

The second annual show features students’ best efforts in acrylic paint, charcoal, clay, paper relief and digital imagery, among other media. Many of the pieces are being entered in regional and state art competitions.

At an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, the public is invited to meet the young artists and enjoy a dessert buffet, compliments of Paragon. Admission is free.

“The response to this event in its first year was so strong that teachers and students organized a larger exhibit,” said Mark Bonne, Community Development coordinator. “People are amazed by the enormous talent and creative expression germinating in our public schools.”

From the Jan. 24-30, 2007, issue

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