Area schools converge for Lincoln-Way's Fine Arts Festival, "ArtWorks 2018"
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Students from 32 area schools, including all three Lincoln-Way High Schools, will exhibit their musical and visual art talents at “ArtWorks 2018,” a fine arts festival sponsored by Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210.

Visitors to ArtWorks 2018 will have an opportunity to view musical performances by school choirs, youth strings and jazz combos; attend a variety of art demonstrations and hands-on workshops for all ages; and view an art exhibit of approximately 900 art pieces by students ranging from kindergarten to high school. Participating school districts are Lincoln-Way High School District 210, New Lenox School District 122, Frankfort School District 157C, Summit Hill School District 161, Mokena School District 159 and Manhattan School District 114, as well as Providence High School and St. Mary’s School.

Professional artists from the community John Tylk, Ken Hawke and Ted Fuka will be in attendance to answer questions and demonstrate various art techniques.

The ArtWorks Festival is being held in conjunction with the Frankfort Community Showcase. The Community Showcase will be held in the Lincoln-Way East Field House, and will offer families many opportunities to interact with local businesses and vendors.

ArtWorks will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17 at Lincoln-Way East High School: 201 Colorado Avenue, Frankfort. The festival offers free admission and will conclude at 3:00 p.m. All are encouraged to stop by and enjoy a day devoted to celebrating the arts and the community. There will be many activities, performances and art for all ages to enjoy. Those with questions can contact Lincoln-Way Art Department Chair Phil Labriola at (815) 717-3561 or at plabriola@lw210.org.

Scheduled activities will be held in the art classrooms, and include:

10:00 – Fish printing project

10:30 – Pinch pots in clay

11:00 – Paper kites

11:00 – Cosmic sun catchers

11:30 – Watercolor resist painting

12:30 – Cut paper collage project

1:00 – Origami activity

1:30 – Relief printing

1:30 – Jewelry copper enameling

Performances will be held in the cafeteria and auditorium, and include:

10:30 – Hickory Creek Vocal Ensembles (cafeteria))

11:00 – Lincoln-Way Youth Strings Orchestra (auditorium)

12:00 – Lincoln-Way East Jazz Combo (cafeteria)

Professional artists will be located in the cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and include:

John Tylk, Oil Painting Demonstration

Ted Fuka, Pastel Demonstration

Ken Hawke, Professional Photographer

The K-12 student art exhibit will be displayed in the cafeteria from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Face painting will be available in the art hallway from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Concessions will be available in the cafeteria from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.