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October 2008 Artists Showcased at City Hall

Hayley Tiffin, Justin Gilmore, Katy Pryzbylski, Chelsea Hands, and Danny Buss

On Thursday, October 9, 2008, Mayor Mike Howley, formally introduced some of St. Patricia School’s finest artists. All of the artists that were introduced to the City Council and honored are presently in the 7th and 8th grades.

Some of the artwork is usually seen in the halls of St. Patricia School. The artwork can be seen at Hickory Hills City Hall on 95th Street, across from Fairplay, It includes pointillism, paintings and Matisse scissorsart. It will be on display for 2 months.

There are several students who have been on the cover of the Illinois Reading Council Journal and have won top honors at the Palos Fine Arts Festival. These include the artwork of Hayley Tiffin, Justin Gilmore, Katy Pryzbylski, Chelsea Hands and Danny Buss.

Hayley Tiffin’s artwork has been on the cover of IRCJ magazine twice, she placed 2nd for painting at the Palos Fine Arts Fest and she took part in the Arbor Day painting. Chelsea Hands has been on the cover of IRCJ magazine and her painting was chosen as “Best in Show” at the Palos Fine Arts Fest and she took part in the Arbor Day painting and her work was exhibited at the 1st annual Hickory Hills Art Festival. Justin Gilmore has been on the cover of IRCJ, and his painting took 1st place at the Palos Fine Arts Festival. Katy and Danny’s work have been on the cover of the IRCJ and they were in the Palos Fine Arts Fest and 1st Annual Hickory Hills Art Festival. Katy was also one of the painters of the 6th day of Creation Planter for the Arbor Day event.l

Several of these students also took part in last spring’s Hickory Hills Arbor Day planter project. Most of the work on display was produced by the present day 7th graders.

Many of the parents of the artists were present at this lovely art gallery opening, along with some of the students’ teachers who included Mrs. O., Mrs. Casper and Mrs. Johnson.

Please take some time to see these beautiful works of art all in one place.