Student Create Art in Celebration of Village of Oak Lawn
Schools in the Village of Oak Lawn, Illinois were asked to participate in an arts project celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Village. 7 foot rocking chairs were constructed and delivered to the schools in order for the students to decide on a particular theme related to the village history. Harold L. Richard's art students were eager to develop concepts and ideas related to the strong education tradition associated with their High School. The images the students used originated from the yearbooks dating back to 1964, when the school was first founded.
Images of former students were collaged on the front within a "school slate" motif on the huge rocking chairs constructed for the village celebration. Current images of students and related text celebrate the positive aspects of Harold L. Richard's High School such as the extracurricular activities, culture, fine arts, athletics, music, drama, along with strong academic tradition. This contribution of hard work and effort demonstrates talent and creativity on the part of the Richard's High School visual art students. As the participating art instructor who supervised this project, I am proud of the students' abilities and skills. The Oak Lawn community has responded through praise and wonderful media recognition in local newspapers.
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