Art show features Ward 17 students

(Plain Press, June 2006) More than 300 attended the Ward 17 Art Show held at Saigon Plaza at W. 54th and Detroit. On April 30th. Students from area schools celebrated different faces of Ward 17 neighborhoods through art.  Participants came from Clark Elementary School, Waverly School, Metro Catholic School, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, Urban Community School and Watterson Lake School.

Adults talked with young artists and discussed their images of the neighborhoods. The art show was the fruit of a collaborative effort of area schools that began when area educators, community members and educational activists were invited to St. Ignatius High School for a networking meeting.


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