Artwork by youth to be featured in Governor’s tent at Du Quoin State Fair
By Julie Bollinger| August 20, 2017 at 10:10 PM CDT - Updated August 16 at 7:25 AM
SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS)
Illinois DCFS invites State Fair attendees to visit the governor’s tent during the Du Quoin State Fair where they can view artwork created by three budding artists who attend Lawrence Hall School in Chicago.
Tre, a Lawrence Hall resident, is planning to attend college in the fall and major in art. His work was included in the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago’s Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition. One of his drawings won first place in Inside Publication’s holiday cover design contest.
Yonatan, age 15, is in his second year of art instruction. He has benefited from his small group art class, which has significantly enhanced his skill set.
Kira, age 17, is completing her first year in the special education honors art class, which has enhanced her skills in a variety of art mediums.
“When young people are allowed to pursue their individual talents and raise their voices on behalf of their hopes and dreams, they not only help themselves see their future but they help us to understand what it takes to get them there. Congratulations to these young people,” said Illinois DCFS Acting Director BJ Walker.
The artwork will be on display from August 25 through September 4.